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There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam to Antwerp by train, bus, rideshare or car

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 Thalys  •  32m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys / ...

$30 - $50

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Bus  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Antwerp 803 / ...

$4 - $10

3 alternative options

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Blaak to Roosendaal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal Stoptrein

$16 - $27

Rideshare  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Antwerp 61.9 miles

$7 - $11

Drive  •  1h 2m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Antwerp 61.4 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Antwerp is to bus which costs 3€ - 8€ and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Antwerp is to train which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Antwerp. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Antwerpen-Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Antwerp is 78 km. The road distance is 98.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 32m and costs 26€ - 45€.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal takes 32m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Rotterdam to Antwerp bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Rotterdam to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Antwerp is to train which takes 32m and costs 26€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3€ - 8€ and takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 48.9 miles
  • Duration: 32m

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

Thalys operates a train from Rotterdam to Antwerp hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 32m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Antwerp every 4 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 1h 40m. Ouibus also services this route 4 times a week.

Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
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 Blaak to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Rotterdam to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Rotterdam to Antwerp bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Rotterdam to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Antwerp is 98 km. It takes approximately 1h 2m to drive from Rotterdam to Antwerp.

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Book your Rotterdam to Antwerp bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 473+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rotterdam and Antwerp. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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