There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Rotterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$21 - $40

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 813 / ...

$5 - $14

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Rotterdam 94.9 miles

$10

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Rotterdam 89.4 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$61 - $281

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Rotterdam is 120 km. The road distance is 143 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs .

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The train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal takes 2 h 5 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Brussels to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Rotterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Rotterdam is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Brussels to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 74.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Brussels to Rotterdam hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Eurostar also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Rotterdam every 2 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Ouibus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $85
Premier
$85 - $100
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Brussels to Rotterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Rotterdam is 143 km. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Brussels to Rotterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Rotterdam train tickets online with Loco2 and Rome2rio.

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Book your Brussels to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 578+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Rotterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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