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Rotterdam - Amsterdam Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. Traveling by bus from Rotterdam to Amsterdam usually takes around one hour and 29 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance36 mi (57 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price$2.90
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
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How much is a bus ticket from Rotterdam to Amsterdam?

$2.98 is the average price of a bus ticket from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $8 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $12 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $5.97 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus171h 30m$5.87
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 17 trips from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 30 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Rotterdam to Amsterdam during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Rotterdam to Amsterdam?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 29 minutes to cover the 36 miles from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 5 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Rotterdam?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Amsterdam each day?

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Rotterdam to Amsterdam without transferring.

City Information

Rotterdam

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With origins as a small fishing village in the 13th century, Rotterdam is now the largest port in Europe. The city's unique architecture attracts visitors from all over the world, with its many angular and glass buildings standing out among much of Europe's old-world architectural style. Rotterdam is worth visiting on its own, or travel on an entire tour of 8 Dutch cities.

The exciting contemporary feel of Rotterdam extends into its art and design scene, home to many modern art galleries and Groos, a vast and eclectic concept store selling pieces by Rotterdam-based designers. For a more traditional art museum, visit the Museum van Boijmans Beuningen, one of Europe's finest art galleries displaying works by Van Gogh, Monet, and Magritte.

Rotterdam is also home to a growing food scene, and visitors can experience this in the impressive Markthal. With over 100 stalls and restaurants, the Markthal is the best place for visitors to sample authentic local cuisine.

Getting to Rotterdam is simple, whether by sea, air, rail, or road. Several airlines fly to Rotterdam The Hague Airport, and a convenient shuttle bus offers frequent transport to the city. Rotterdam's Centraal Station also provides international train services across Europe, and FlixBus offers convenient travel from various locations throughout the continent. In addition, you can take a ferry to Rotterdam from Hull in the UK and experience the city's famous port first-hand.

Amsterdam

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The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is one of Europe's most eclectic cities with so much to explore. As a hub of culture, history, and architecture, as well as sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll, no amount of time in this vibrant city will ever be enough. Of course, this makes it one of the best cities to visit after graduation.

To learn about one of the most significant parts of modern history, visit the Anne Frank House, a humbling testament to this remarkable girl's unwavering optimism and resilience during the horrors of World War II. The Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are also well worth a visit to discover artworks by Dutch masters.

For a look into contemporary life in Amsterdam, visit De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets), a micro-neighborhood brimming with independent shops, artisan food eateries, and cozy cafes where you can experience an authentic Dutch Coffeeshop. Taking an iconic canal tour is another must, allowing you to experience the city while relaxing on the water. Since Amsterdam is known for its cycling culture, bring your bike or rent one during your stay to get around the city as the locals do.

Travel to Amsterdam is easy, with its connections to the rest of Europe via a vast network of motorways, utilized by FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus services. Amsterdam’s many connections are why it’s the starting point for our budget tour of the Netherlands. Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is also a major international travel hub, and the Central Station is one of the largest rail terminals in Europe.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Rotterdam?

Main departure station: Conradstraat

Rotterdam Central Station is the main railway station and major transport hub for Rotterdam. The station is an iconic building, shaped like a triangle stretching into the sky, with a modern glass front and many amenities. It's one of the four main train stations in the Netherlands, and major destinations include Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris, plus stations across the country. There are also Eurostar services from Amsterdam to London that stop here. The station has lots of shops and cafes, including Starbucks, and is in the heart of the city close to major attractions, hotels, restaurants, and stops for onward travel.

All bus stations in Rotterdam:

  • Conradstraat

  • Gooilandsingel 1016

Where does the bus arrive in Amsterdam?

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Main arrival station: PiarcoPlein 1

The Piarco Plein bus station in Amsterdam is in the northeast of the city, just off A10 and next to local transit lines. It's most frequently used by FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus, which then continue on routes to cities like Antwerp. You can also find more connections, by train or bus, at Amsterdam Centraal with a quick trip on a local trolley. While Piarco Plein doesn't offer many amenities, there is a Starbucks, Holiday Inn, and various restaurants within easy walking distance. There's also a good amount of parking at the station if you have your own vehicle.

All bus stations in Amsterdam:

  • PiarcoPlein 1

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