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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Brussels to Rotterdam will cost around $ 12 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 11.
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2 h 37 m
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Of the 9 buses that leave Brussels for Rotterdam every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 120 km distance in an average of 2 h 37 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 20 m .
The slowest buses will take 2 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||74 miles (119 km)|
|Average bus duration||2 h 12 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$11 (€10)|
|Bus companies||Flixbus, Ouibus, Union Ivkoni International, Citybus Express, Movelia, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus, Eurolines France or BlaBlaCar Bus|
Buses from Brussels to Rotterdam cover the 74 miles (119 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 12 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Ouibus, Union Ivkoni International, Citybus Express, Movelia, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus, Eurolines France or BlaBlaCar Bus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $11 (€10), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $11 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
You can travel by bus from Brussels to Rotterdam with FlixBus for as low as $11 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by FlixBus when booking your bus tickets to Rotterdam from Brussels due to the coronavirus:
Buses in Europe are an affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of bus companies offering a variety of domestic and international routes. There are several regular buses from Brussels to Rotterdam throughout the week. The route is run by Eurolines and Flixbus and travelers can expect to find at least one morning and one evening departure each day. An average journey takes just over 2 hours making it a convenient and economical choice for travelers.
Average prices for buses from Brussels to Rotterdam when you book in advance
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Brussels to Rotterdam Buses: General Information
While taking a bus is slower than both the plane and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 2:15 h to arrive in Rotterdam.
Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Brussel to Rotterdam buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:
Buses from Brussels to Rotterdam depart from Brussels' Gare du Nord rail station. The station is close to Place Rogier in the Northern business district. Travelers can take the tram (lines 3 and 4) to the Gare du Nord stop or metro (lines 2 and 6) to the nearby Place Rogier stop. Local buses operated by De Lijn also stop close to the station. Those using public transport should remember to validate tickets using the orange machines before boarding.
As well as being Europe's largest port, Rotterdam is noted for landmarks like the Erasmus bridge and City Hall. Visitors can explore the old port, see the Erasmus statue or visit some of the finest museums in the Netherlands like Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen or the spectacular Kunsthal. Buses from Brussels to Rotterdam drop passengers next to Centraal Station in the city centre. There are excellent public transport connections provided by RET to every part of the city from Rotterdam Centraal. These include the metro (lines C and E) and trains run from 6 am to midnight. 8 of the city's tram lines serve the station as well as several local buses. There is a night bus service, while taxis are also readily available.
Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Rotterdam, Netherlands by bus is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 5/16/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Brussels to Rotterdam before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Rotterdam to Brussels is: Partially open
Reentry to Belgium is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
What are the requirements?
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/16/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Brussels from Rotterdam here.
Some of the Brussels bus stations to Rotterdam you can start your journey from include Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels-Noord and Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Rotterdam include Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station), Rotterdam, P+R Capelsebrug and Rotterdam, Zuidplein.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arriving in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Bruxelles-Midi, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center of Brussels.
The most popular arrival bus station, Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station), is located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center of Rotterdam.
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