There are 6 ways to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Central Station by train, bus, car, rideshare 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.

Recommended option

Train Thalys  •  1 h 14 min

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

$50 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk > La Haye > Rotterdam > Bruxelles Centre - Gare Midi > Douvres > Londres

$10 - $15

4 alternative options

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Central Intercity

$18 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Brussels Central Station 89.8 miles

$21 - $35

Rideshare  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Brussels 91 miles

$11

Train, fly  •  2 h 34 min

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

$77 - $281

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

Thalys operates a train from Rotterdam to Brussels Central Station hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Brussels Central Station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 55 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 Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$21 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $50
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rotterdam to Brussels Central Station?

The distance between Rotterdam and Brussels Central Station is 120 km. The road distance is 144 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Central Station?

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Central Station is to rideshare which costs 9€ and takes 2 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Central Station?

The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Central Station is to train which takes 1 h 14 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

Is there a direct train between Rotterdam and Brussels Central Station?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Bruxelles-Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

How long does it take to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Central Station?

It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to get from Rotterdam to Brussels Central Station, including transfers.