There are 5 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam by train, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Train Thalys  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Intercity
  2. Tha / ...

$51 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. 819 / ...

$8 - $14

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Intercity

$22 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. 87.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, train  •  1 h 51 min

  1. BRU - AMS

$70 - $255

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam via Antwerpen Centraal in around 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam 5 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $23
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $23
1st Class
$29 - $32
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
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
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Rotterdam is 114 km. The road distance is 140 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam is to drive which takes 1 h 24 min and costs 18€ - 26€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels Airport and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam, including transfers.