There are 4 ways to get from Rotterdam to Antwerp by train, night bus, rideshare or car
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Antwerp is to night bus which costs 3€ - 9€ and takes 1 h 45 min.
The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Antwerp is to train which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 32 min.
Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Antwerp. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.
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.
The distance between Rotterdam and Antwerp is 78 km. The road distance is 98.3 km.
The best way to get from Rotterdam to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 32 min and costs 26€ - 45€.
The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal takes 32 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Rotterdam to Antwerp bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.
Rotterdam to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.
Rotterdam to Antwerp bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Antwerp station.
Rotterdam to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Antwerpen-Centraal station.
Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Antwerp is 98 km. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Rotterdam to Antwerp.
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.
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.
Night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Antwerp
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 45 min
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $6 - $10
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.
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Antwerp
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 23 min
- 5 times a day
- Estimated price
- $7 - $11
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