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

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Train  •  1h 59m

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

$24 - $43

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Bus  •  2h 35m

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

$9 - $16

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Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Venlo to Rotterdam 104.5 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Venlo to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 8€ - 14€ and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Venlo to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venlo, Venlo Station station and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venlo to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Venlo and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Eindhoven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 59m.

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The distance between Venlo and Rotterdam is 132 km. The road distance is 167.2 km.

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The best way to get from Venlo to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs 21€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 1h 59m to get from Venlo to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Venlo to Rotterdam is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs 21€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 14€ and takes 2h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Venlo to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 82.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 59m

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

You can take a train from Venlo to Rotterdam via Eindhoven in around 1h 59m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Venlo to Rotterdam twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 2h 35m.

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 Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
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 Venlo, Venlo Station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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

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