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

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Train  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central Thalys
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Poperinge Ic

61€ - 107€

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Bus  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Lille, Europe 405 / ...

21€ - 27€

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Train via Roosendaal  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Blaak to Roosendaal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Poperinge Ic

30€ - 53€

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Poperinge 242 km

30€ - 45€

Train, fly  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
  4. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Poperinge

70€ - 235€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Poperinge is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Poperinge is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Poperinge is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Poperinge is to bus which costs 21€ - 27€ and takes 5h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Poperinge is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Poperinge. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Poperinge via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 49m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Poperinge is 170 km. The road distance is 242 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Poperinge without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs 60€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Rotterdam to Poperinge, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Poperinge is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs 60€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 27€ and takes 5h 52m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Rotterdam to Poperinge train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Poperinge station.

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  • Distance: 170 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Poperinge via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 3h 49m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Lille, Europe 4 times a day. Tickets cost 13€ - 16€ and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Poperinge
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
1st Class
22€ - 35€
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 18€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
16€ - 18€
1st Class
21€ - 24€
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Poperinge
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
14€ - 21€
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 Blaak to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Poperinge is 242 km. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Rotterdam to Poperinge.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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