There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Airport (BRU) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem Ic / ...

$51 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels, Brussels Airport 818 / ...

$8 - $14

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Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem Intercity direct / ...

$19 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Brussels Airport (BRU) 88.3 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly  •  2 h 9 min

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

$57 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to bus which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to train which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 1 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Brussels, Brussels Airport. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Brussels Airport - Zaventem. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Brussels Airport (BRU) is 114 km. The road distance is 141.2 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Airport (BRU) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Airport (BRU), including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Airport (BRU).
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  • Distance: 71.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Brussels Airport (BRU) via Antwerpen-Centraal in around 1 h 23 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Brussels Airport (BRU) 4 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$20 - $23
1st Class
$28 - $32
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels, Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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