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There are 8 ways to get from Thionville to Rotterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Paris

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Paris l'Est
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Rotterdam Centraal

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Bus via Brussels

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam

Train

  1. Take the train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Rotterdam Central Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Thionville to Rotterdam

Train to Luxembourg, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

Train to Dusseldorf, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

Train to Strasbourg, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

Thionville to Rotterdam by train and walk

The journey time between Thionville and Rotterdam is around 6h 46m and covers a distance of around 791 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 17m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 28m. Operated by TGV inOui and Thalys, the Thionville to Rotterdam service departs from Thionville and arrives in Rotterdam Centraal. Typically 34 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 29m
Layover time:
2h 17m
Total time:
6h 46m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 28m
Journey distance:
791 km
Services per week:
34
Cheapest price:
€157
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:24
Last service departs at:
20:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Thionville to Rotterdam train and walk schedules

France → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from France

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from France

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from France.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rotterdam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Rotterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

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

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thionville to Rotterdam is to bus via Brussels which costs €16 - €24 and takes 7h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Thionville to Rotterdam is to drive which costs €45 - €75 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thionville to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Thionville, Foch Kiosque and arriving at Rotterdam via Gasperich, Cloche d'Or, Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Thionville to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Thionville and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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The distance between Thionville and Rotterdam is 309 km. The road distance is 381.2 km.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Rotterdam without a car is to train via Paris which takes 5h 34m and costs €150 - €280.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Thionville to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Thionville to Rotterdam bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière.

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Thionville to Rotterdam train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Thionville station.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Rotterdam is to train via Paris which takes 5h 34m and costs €150 - €280. Alternatively, you can bus via Brussels, which costs €16 - €24 and takes 7h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Thionville to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 308.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Thionville, Grand Est, France and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Thionville to Rotterdam via Paris l'Est and Paris Nord in around 5h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thionville to Rotterdam via Gasperich, Cloche d'Or, Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière, and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station in around 7h 38m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Train operators
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 Thionville to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €75
1st Class
€65 - €75
Train from Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €27
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€23 - €27
1st Class
€16 - €19
Train from Thionville to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€35 - €45
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Website
Thalys
Standard
€95 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€140 - €200
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Arlon / Aarlen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€28 - €40
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€65 - €80
Standard Premier
€110 - €140
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 Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €18
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 Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
RegioJet
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Rotterdam Central Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €24
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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The quickest flight from Luxembourg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Thionville to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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Thionville to Rotterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thionville to Rotterdam is 381 km. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Thionville to Rotterdam.

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