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

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Train Thalys  •  1 h 10 min

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

$19 - $65

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Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus / ...

$5 - $14

4 alternative options

Train via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Blaak to Roosendaal
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

$23 - $38

Rideshare  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Brussels 91 miles

$10

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Brussels 89.3 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly  •  2 h 27 min

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

$60 - $276

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Brussels is to bus which costs 5€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Brussels is to train which costs 16€ - 55€ and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Brussel-Zuid/Midi. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Brussels is 120 km. The road distance is 142.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 16€ - 55€.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Rotterdam to Brussels bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Rotterdam station.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Brussels is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 16€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 74.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Rotterdam to Brussels hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Brussels twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
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 Brussel-Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Blaak to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$75 - $90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Bus operators
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
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 40 min.

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Rotterdam to Brussels bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Brussels is 143 km. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Rotterdam to Brussels.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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

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