There are 3 ways to get from Rotterdam to Venlo by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Intercity
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Blerick Intercity

$24 - $42

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Venlo, Venlo Station 268

$9 - $16

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Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Venlo 104.2 miles

$25 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Venlo, Venlo Station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Venlo. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Blerick via Eindhoven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Venlo is 132 km. The road distance is 166.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Venlo without a car is to train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Rotterdam to Venlo, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Venlo bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Venlo is to train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Rotterdam to Venlo bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venlo, Venlo Station.

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Rotterdam to Venlo train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Blerick station.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Venlo.
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  • Distance: 82.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 56 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Venlo via Eindhoven in around 1 h 56 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Venlo 4 times a week. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

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
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Eindhoven to Blerick
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Venlo, Venlo Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Venlo is 167 km. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Rotterdam to Venlo.

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