There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam by plane, train, bus 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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Fly Barcelona to Rotterdam  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Rotterdam (RTM) BCN - RTM

$50 - $320

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Fly Barcelona to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 14 min

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

$63 - $277

Fly Barcelona to Eindhoven, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Eindhoven (EIN) BCN - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

$66 - $320

Train to Girona, fly to Rotterdam  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Rotterdam (RTM) GRO - RTM

$96 - $469

Fly Barcelona to Brussels, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Brussels (BRU) BCN - BRU
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$82 - $260

Train to Girona, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Amsterdam (AMS) GRO - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$79 - $386

Train, bus  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Figueres Ir
  2. Take the bus from Figueres to Perpignan 661
  3. Take the train from Perpignan to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal

$294 - $378

Bus  •  23 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Rotterdam

$146

Drive  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Rotterdam 920.4 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 240€ and takes 5 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam is to fly which costs 40€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Rotterdam. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 h.

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The distance between Barcelona and Rotterdam is 1185 km. The road distance is 1472.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam without a car is to train and bus which takes 14 h 21 min and costs 250€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Starbus, depart from Barcelona station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs 40€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 125€ and takes 23 h.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Rotterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Barcelona to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Starbus, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 740.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Transavia Holland flies from Barcelona to Rotterdam twice daily. Alternatively, Starbus operates a bus from Barcelona to Rotterdam once daily. Tickets cost $146 and the journey takes 23 h.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Barcelona to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Girona to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Girona to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Eindhoven via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Girona to Amsterdam via Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
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 Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 - $50
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
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Figueres
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$230 - $260
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$230 - $260
1st Class
$300 - $450
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$80 - $90
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Figueres to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Figueres to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$146
Schedules at
starbus.es
Sagales
Phone
93 593 13 00
Email
info@sagales.com
Website
sagales.com
Bus from Figueres to Perpinyà (Gare TGV - St. Assiscle)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
sagales.com

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