There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Rotterdam by train, bus, night train, car, rideshare or plane

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Tha / ...

$16 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam Ouibus

$5 - $9

4 alternative options

Night train  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the night train from Bruxelles-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$17 - $27

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Rotterdam 89.4 miles

$21 - $35

Rideshare  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Rotterdam 94.9 miles

$10

Fly, train  •  2 h 41 min

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

$75 - $281

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 5€ - 7€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Rotterdam is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 14€ - 55€.

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The distance between Brussels and Rotterdam is 120 km. The road distance is 143 km.

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The train from Bruxelles Midi to Rotterdam Centraal takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at Rotterdam. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles Midi and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Thalys operates a train from Brussels to Rotterdam hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Brussels to Rotterdam every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
Night train from Bruxelles-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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