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There are 12 ways to get from Birmingham to Rotterdam by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train 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  •  5h 40m

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

$132 - $377

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Bus  •  13h 30m

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

$31 - $43

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Train, bus  •  13h 54m

  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 - $162

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 56m

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

$107 - $163

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 39m

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

$252 - $295

Fly Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 4m

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

$59 - $248

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam  •  4h 16m

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

$118 - $396

Train to Manchester, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 41m

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

$103 - $321

Train to East Midlands, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 22m

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

$105 - $347

Fly Birmingham to Brussels, train  •  5h 55m

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

$67 - $313

Train to London Stansted, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) STN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$123 - $363

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 35m

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

$111 - $293

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Rotterdam is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 13h 30m.

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

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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 via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 30m.

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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 5h 40m and costs £100 - £290.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m 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 5h 40m and costs £100 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 13h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 274.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 40m

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

You can take a train from Birmingham to Rotterdam via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St. Pancras Int. in around 5h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Rotterdam via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 13h 30m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from East Midlands to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$200 - $310
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
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-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
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
26m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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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
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
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
1h 26m
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
40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators
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
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
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 London to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Canterbury to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Rotterdam is 1h ahead of Birmingham. It is currently 9:23 AM in Birmingham and 10:23 AM in Rotterdam.

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

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There are 617+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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

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