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

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Fly, train  •  1 h 30 min

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

$61 - $255

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Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 818 / ...

$8 - $14

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Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$19 - $35

Train Thalys  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

$51 - $72

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam 87.5 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 1 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels Airport and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs 16€ - 29€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels Airport station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Brussels Airport - Zaventem station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs 16€ - 29€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 71.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min. Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam 3 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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
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Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Cs
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $28
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$25 - $28
1st Class
$36 - $40
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$20 - $23
1st Class
$28 - $32
Bus operators
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 Brussels, Brussels Airport to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam is 140 km. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rotterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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