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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Thalys  •  32 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

$30 - $50

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Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 813 / ...

$4 - $10

3 alternative options

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Roosendaal S32 / ...
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Rotterdam Blaak Intercity

$16 - $26

Rideshare  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Antwerp to Rotterdam 61.2 miles

$7

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Rotterdam 60.7 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 3€ - 8€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Rotterdam is to train which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Antwerp and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32 min.

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The distance between Antwerp and Rotterdam is 78 km. The road distance is 97.2 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 32 min and costs 26€ - 45€.

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The train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal takes 32 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Antwerp to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Antwerp station.

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Antwerp to Rotterdam train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Rotterdam is to train which takes 32 min and costs 26€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3€ - 8€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Antwerp to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 48.9 miles
  • Duration: 32 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Antwerp to Rotterdam hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 32 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Antwerp to Rotterdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Ouibus also services this route 4 times a week.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
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 Roosendaal to Rotterdam Blaak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Antwerp to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
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 Antwerp to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Antwerp to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Antwerp to Rotterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Antwerp to Rotterdam is 97 km. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Antwerp to Rotterdam.

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There are 576+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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

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