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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Thalys  •  32 min

  1. Thalys / ...

$30 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Ouibus / ...

$4 - $10

3 alternative options

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Intercity
  2. Intercity

$13 - $24

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. 61.4 miles

$14 - $22

Rideshare  •  1 h 23 min

  1. 61.9 miles

$8 - $11

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 32 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Antwerp every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. FlixBus also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rotterdam and Antwerp is 78 km. The road distance is 98 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Antwerp is to bus which costs 3€ - 8€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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

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 32 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Antwerp. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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