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

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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 50 min

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

$4 - $10

3 alternative options

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  1 h 57 min

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

$19 - $31

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 50 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 three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 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 50 min.

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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 3 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min.

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 to Essen
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Dutch Railways (NS)
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
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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Antwerp to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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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The nearest airport to Rotterdam is Rotterdam (RTM) Airport which is 4.3 km away. Other nearby airports include Amsterdam (AMS) (47.2 km), Eindhoven (EIN) (81.4 km), Brussels (BRU) (113.9 km) and Charleroi (CRL) (162.8 km).

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There are 577+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $69 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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