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

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Train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys / ...

57€ - 346€

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Bus  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Zuidplein to Brussels-North train station 813

11€ - 14€

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Bus via Rotterdam  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Sainte Aybert - France > Sainte Aybert - Belgique > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Rotterdam > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk

16€ - 28€

Train via Sint-Lenaarts  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam CS to Noorderkempen Ic
  2. Take the train from Noorderkempen to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic

17€ - 25€

Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels 139.8 km

17€ - 26€

Train, fly  •  2h 42m

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

69€ - 291€

Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels by trains

The train journey time between Rotterdam Zuid Station and Brussels is around 1h 28m and covers a distance of around 145 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 23m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys and Eurostar, the Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels train service departs from Rotterdam Zuid and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 51 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 28m
Fastest train time:
1h 23m
Trains per week:
51
Cheapest price:
57€
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:43
Last train departs at:
19:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels train schedules

Netherlands → Belgium
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels is to bus, which costs 11€ - 14€ and takes 3h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Spoorweghaven and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Rotterdam Zuidplein. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Zuid and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Rotterdam Zuid Station and Brussels is 118 km. The road distance is 139.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs 55€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 2h 16m to get from Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels, including transfers.

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Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam Zuidplein station.

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Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs 55€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can bus via Rotterdam, which costs 15€ - 28€ and takes 3h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 117.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 16m

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

Thalys operates a train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi every 4 hours. Tickets cost 50€ - 110€ and the journey takes 1h 10m. Eurostar also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station once daily. Tickets cost 9€ - 12€ and the journey takes 2h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Rotterdam CS to Noorderkempen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 13€
1st Class
13€ - 19€
Train from Noorderkempen to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 13€
1st Class
13€ - 19€
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam Zuidplein to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels is 140 km. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Rotterdam Zuid Station to Brussels.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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