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There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam to Helmond by train, bus or car

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Train via Eindhoven Centraal  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal Intercity direct / ...

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Bus  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Eindhoven Station 268 / ...

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Train  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Helmond Intercity

Train, bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the bus from Eindhoven, Station to Helmond, Spoorstraat 320

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Helmond 114.1 km

Rotterdam to Helmond by train

The train journey time between Rotterdam and Helmond is around 1h 25m and covers a distance of around 117 km. This includes an average layover time of around 11 min. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Rotterdam to Helmond train service departs from Rotterdam Centraal and arrives in Helmond. Typically 261 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

261 Weekly Trains
1h 25m Average Duration
€21 Cheapest Price
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Rotterdam → Helmond
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1351

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Yes, travel within Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Helmond is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Helmond is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Helmond is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Last updated: 17 Nov 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Helmond is to bus which costs €10 - €24 and takes 2h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Helmond is to train via Eindhoven Centraal which costs €20 - €50 and takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Helmond. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Helmond is 95 km. The road distance is 114.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Helmond without a car is to train via Eindhoven Centraal which takes 1h 25m and costs €20 - €50.

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It takes approximately 1h 25m to get from Rotterdam to Helmond, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Helmond train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Helmond is to train via Eindhoven Centraal which takes 1h 25m and costs €20 - €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €24 and takes 2h 2m.

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Rotterdam to Helmond train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Eindhoven Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Helmond is 114 km. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Rotterdam to Helmond.

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  • Distance: 95.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 25m

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Helmond, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €13 - €35 and the journey takes 1h 1m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Eindhoven Station 4 times a day. Tickets cost €8 - €11 and the journey takes 1h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Helmond
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €29
1st Class
€30 - €50
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 Eindhoven Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
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.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rotterdam Conradstraat to Eindhoven JF Kennedylaan/Limbopad
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
RegioJet
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Rotterdam Conradstraat to Eindhoven JF Kennedylaan/Limbopad
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bravo
Phone
0900-9292
Email
klantenservice@bravo.info
Website
bravo.info
Bus from Eindhoven, Station to Helmond, Spoorstraat
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8
Website
Bravo

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