There are 6 ways to get from Ostend to Rotterdam by train, bus, ferry, 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.

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Train  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Oostende to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

$44 - $70

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Bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 819

$23 - $36

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Train via Antwerpen-Berchem  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Oostende to Antwerpen-Berchem Ic
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$29 - $47

Bus, ferry, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Oostende Kapellestraat to Brugge 'T Zand perron 7 52 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brugge 'T Zand perron 2 to Breskens Veerhaven 42
  3. Take the ferry from Breskens, Veerhaven to Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg Wsf
  4. Take the train from Vlissingen to Rotterdam Centraal

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Ostend to Rotterdam 125.2 miles

$30 - $45

Train, fly  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Oostende to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$88 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Ostend to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ostend to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ostend to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Oostende and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

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The distance between Ostend and Rotterdam is 133 km. The road distance is 200.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ostend to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Ostend to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Ostend to Rotterdam train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Oostende station.

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The best way to get from Ostend to Rotterdam is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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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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Ostend to Rotterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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  • Distance: 83.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Ostend to Rotterdam via Antwerpen-Centraal in around 3 h 11 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ostend to Rotterdam once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 10 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 Oostende to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Oostende to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Oostende to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$20 - $29
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
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
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 Antwerpen-Berchem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Vlissingen to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Oostende Kapellestraat to Brugge 'T Zand perron 7
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Brugge 'T Zand perron 2 to Breskens Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Brugge, 't Zand to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Ferry operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Ferry from Breskens, Veerhaven to Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

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