There are 11 ways to get from Birmingham to Rotterdam by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal Int. trein

$156 - $378

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Bus  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 814 / ...

$33 - $72

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Train, bus  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Canterbury East
  3. Take the bus from Canterbury to Rotterdam

$111 - $164

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rotterdam

$253 - $296

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rotterdam

$107 - $163

Fly Birmingham to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 1 min

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

$59 - $248

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM

$142 - $397

Train to Manchester, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam (AMS) MAN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$104 - $320

Train to East Midlands, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Amsterdam (AMS) EMA - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$105 - $347

Train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam (AMS) LTN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$96 - $262

Fly Birmingham to Brussels, train  •  5 h 45 min

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

$99 - $351

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Rotterdam is to bus which costs £25 - £55 and takes 13 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs £45 - £190 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 45 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Rotterdam is 274 miles.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 5 h 24 min and costs £110 - £290.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Birmingham to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Rotterdam bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Rotterdam is to train which takes 5 h 24 min and costs £110 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £55 and takes 13 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 274.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Birmingham to Rotterdam via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St. Pancras Int. in around 5 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Rotterdam via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 13 h 45 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from East Midlands to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$200 - $320
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
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Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Bus operators
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 Canterbury to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 London to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Rotterdam is 1 h ahead of Birmingham. It is currently 10:38 AM in Birmingham and 11:38 AM in Rotterdam.

KLM and Flybe offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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There are 570+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £29.

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