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There are 6 ways to get from Rotterdam to Belgium by train, bus, rideshare, 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

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Brussels

4 alternative options

Train via Sint-Lenaarts

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Cs to Noorderkempen
  2. Take the train from Noorderkempen to Bruxelles-Central

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Brussels-North train station

Drive

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Brussels

Train, fly

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

Rotterdam to Belgium by train and tram

The journey time between Rotterdam and Belgium is around 1h 17m and covers a distance of around 142 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2 min. Operated by Thalys, Eurostar and STIB, the Rotterdam to Belgium service departs from Rotterdam Centraal and arrives in Bourse. Typically 43 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

43 Weekly Services
1h 17m Average Duration
€57 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Belgium is to rideshare which costs €9 and takes 2h 3m.

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The fastest way to get from Rotterdam to Belgium is to train which takes 1h 17m and costs €55 - €340.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam Central Station station and arriving at Brussels-North train station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Belgium. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Bourse via Gare Du Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 17m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Belgium is 143 km. The road distance is 142.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Belgium without a car is to train which takes 1h 17m and costs €55 - €340.

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It takes approximately 1h 17m to get from Rotterdam to Belgium, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Belgium bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam Central Station.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Belgium is to train which takes 1h 17m and costs €55 - €340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €9 - €12 and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Belgium.
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  • Distance: 143.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 17m

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and 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, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Brussels-North train station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €9 - €12 and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
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
26 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
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €19
Train from Noorderkempen to Bruxelles-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9
Book at
blablacar.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 to Belgium bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Belgium is 143 km. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from Rotterdam to Belgium.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Rotterdam to Belgium bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Belgium. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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