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

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Train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem Intercity direct / ...

$19 - $35

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Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels Airport 818 / ...

$12 - $17

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Zaventem 88.8 miles

$15

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Zaventem 88.5 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly  •  2 h 25 min

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

$60 - $243

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Zaventem. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Zaventem Watertorenlaan via Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Brussels Airport - Zaventem. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Zaventem is 116 km. The road distance is 141.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Zaventem without a car is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs .

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem takes 1 h 39 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Zaventem is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 35 min.

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

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Rotterdam to Zaventem bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Zaventem.
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  • Distance: 72.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Rotterdam to Zaventem hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Zaventem 5 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
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 Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Rotterdam to Zaventem train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Brussels Airport - Zaventem station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Zaventem is 142 km. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Rotterdam to Zaventem.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 972+ hotels available in Zaventem. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rotterdam and Zaventem. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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