Getting to Amsterdam from Rotterdam

Getting from Rotterdam Port to Amsterdam

The canal-lined capital of the Netherlands is renowned for its incredible artistic heritage, moreish street food and endless cycle routes. With picturesque views as far as the eye can see, it’s hardly surprising this cultural hub has become one of the most popular city-break destinations in the world. With our ferry crossing from Hull across the North Sea to Rotterdam, you can spend the night on board and wake up in Holland, all set to explore its largest metropolis. Check out our guide below to see the number of easy ways to reach Amsterdam from Rotterdam Port.

Coach Transfer

To make sure you’re eating authentic Dutch pancakes in no time, one stress-free option is to get a coach transfer. You can book this with P&O directly, with the route taking you from Rotterdam Europoort all the way to Prins Hendrikkade, which is right in front of Amsterdam Centraal railway station. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes, and because you’ll be dropped off right in the heart of the city, some of the best bars, restaurants and attractions will be only moments away. Those visiting Amsterdam on a mini cruise must make sure they return to Prins Hendrikkade for 5pm sharp on the final day of their stay for the return journey, so make sure you are there!

Bikes in Amsterdam

Taxi & Car

The journey from Rotterdam Europoort to Amsterdam by road takes around 90 minutes too, making a direct taxi a fairly pricey option. The best advice is to book ahead for the best fare, or take a cab directly to Rotterdam Station in order to catch a train onwards to Amsterdam. For those driving their own car, be aware that parking can be expensive in the city, and the roads are subject to congestion during peak hours. Many prefer to drop off their car on the outskirts of the city and use public transport — or hire a bike — to get around during their stay.


The efficient train service that runs between Rotterdam Station and Amsterdam makes it a popular choice among visitors. To get into Rotterdam Centraal, you can either hire a taxi or simply book the P&O coach transfer, which drops you off directly opposite the station at the De Jong stop on Conradstraat. The rail service to the capital takes anywhere between 35-60 minutes, depending on whether you catch the high-speed, intercity or local service.

Once you’ve arrived in Amsterdam, you’re free to wander along the scenic Jordaan District, explore the world famous art museums or chill out with a picnic in the lush Vondelpark.