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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 to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 17m

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

$63 - $277

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Fly to Rotterdam  •  5h 4m

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

$50 - $320

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Fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 53m

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

$51 - $222

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  6h 34m

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

$65 - $320

Train Thalys  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

$324 - $439

Train  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal

$284 - $336

Bus Starbus  •  23h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Rotterdam

$144

Bus FlixBus  •  24h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Antwerp N781
  2. Take the bus from Antwerp to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 803 / ...

$88 - $146

Drive  •  13h 49m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Rotterdam 920.4 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 6h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam is to fly which costs 40€ - 280€ and takes 5h 4m.

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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 23h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 31m.

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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 which takes 10h 31m and costs 280€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Rotterdam train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam is to fly which takes 5h 4m and costs 40€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 280€ - 390€ and takes 10h 31m, you could also bus, which costs 125€ and takes 23h.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 740.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 17m

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

Transavia Holland flies from Barcelona to Rotterdam twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Rotterdam via Valence TGV in around 10h 31m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Barcelona to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Barcelona to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
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
26m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Valence TGV to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $320
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$250 - $320
1st Class
$330 - $460
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Perpignan to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$230 - $250
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$230 - $250
1st Class
$290 - $440
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 Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$144
Schedules at
starbus.es
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Antwerp to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Rotterdam is 1473 km. It takes approximately 13h 49m to drive from Barcelona to Rotterdam.

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Transavia Holland, Air France, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Rotterdam train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Barcelona to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 600+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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