There are 6 ways to get from Rotterdam to Zaventem by train, bus, night bus, car, rideshare or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen Centraal to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport Intercity

$57 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk > La Haye > Rotterdam > Bruxelles Centre - Gare Midi > Douvres > Londres
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Brussels - Zaventem Airport Lille > Bruxelles centre - gare Midi > Bruxelles - Zaventem aéroport

$11 - $15

4 alternative options

Night bus  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels, Brussels Airport N803

$13 - $18

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Zaventem 88.5 miles

$21 - $35

Rideshare  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Zaventem 88.8 miles

$16

Train, fly  •  2 h 26 min

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

$61 - $262

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Zaventem via Antwerpen Centraal, Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport, and Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A in around 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Zaventem via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, Brussels - Zaventem Airport, and Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A in around 2 h 48 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $33
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Brussels - Zaventem Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels, Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rotterdam to Zaventem?

The distance between Rotterdam and Zaventem is 116 km. The road distance is 142 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Zaventem?

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Zaventem is to bus which costs 9€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Rotterdam to Zaventem?

The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Zaventem is to drive which takes 1 h 25 min and costs 17€ - 26€.

Is there a direct bus between Rotterdam and Zaventem?

No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Zaventem. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Zaventem Watertorenlaan via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

How long does it take to get from Rotterdam to Zaventem?

It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Rotterdam to Zaventem, including transfers.