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There are 8 ways to get from Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train via Paris

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bar Le Duc

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Metz
  2. Take the bus from Metz Ville to Bar-le-Duc

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Train

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Meuse Tgv

Drive

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois

Train, fly to Luxembourg

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Luxembourg (LUX)
  3. Take the train from Howald to Metz Ville
  4. Take the train from Metz Ville to Bar-le-Duc

Train, fly to Strasbourg, drive

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Strasbourg (SXB)
  3. Drive from Strasbourg to Ligny-en-Barrois

Train, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU)
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Meuse Tgv

Train, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Meuse Tgv
Netherlands → France
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International entry into France from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into France from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ligny-en-Barrois is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ligny-en-Barrois is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ligny-en-Barrois is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from France.

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Last updated: 5 Dec 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 12h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois is to drive. Taking this option will cost €70 - €110 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam station to Ligny-en-Barrois. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Central Station and arriving at Ligny - CTM via Seille, Metz Ville and Bar le Duc - Gare Mutimodale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 27m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Ligny-en-Barrois is 365 km. The road distance is 529 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois without a car is to train via Paris which takes 7h 25m and costs €150 - €270.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam Central Station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois is to train via Paris which takes 7h 25m and costs €150 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 12h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Luxembourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Bar-le-Duc station.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois.
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  • Distance: 364.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 25m

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Ligny-en-Barrois, France?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois via Paris Nord, Bar Le Duc, and Bar le Duc - Gare Mutimodale in around 7h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois via Metz, Seille, Gare, Metz Ville, Bar-le-Duc, and Bar le Duc - Gare Mutimodale in around 12h 27m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Strasbourg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Website
Thalys
Standard
€95 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€140 - €200
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Anvers-Central to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Bar Le Duc
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €65
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Meuse Tgv
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €100
1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Meuse Tgv
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€9 - €14
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)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Howald to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €23
Train from Metz Ville to Bar Le Duc
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Metz Ville to Bar-le-Duc
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Metz
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
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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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois is 529 km. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Rotterdam to Ligny-en-Barrois.

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KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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