|Avg. Bus Duration:|
8 hours 32 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||$20|
|Buses depart from:||Paris|
|Bus arrives in:||Rotterdam|
|Bus Companies:||Flixbus, Eurolines France, Bla Bla Bus, Ouibus|
Passengers wishing to visit the major port city in South Holland from the French capital will find both direct and indirect bus journeys available every day. The two cities, nearly 300 miles apart, are connected by at least 3 direct departures a day. The route can be completed in as little as 6 hours 15 minutes, with nearly 20 indirect journeys also serving the route, taking as little as 7 hours 35 minutes.
Buses are offered by French providers Ouibus and Eurolines. Flixbus also offer direct routes connecting Paris and Rotterdam, but only on select days. Every day of the week, passengers can expect at least 1 direct departure from both Ouibus and Eurolines.
The shortest journey between Paris and Rotterdam takes just 6 hours 15 minutes. It is the Eurolines service traveling overnight to avoid congestion, which allows travelers to wake feeling refreshed when they arrive in Rotterdam not long after 5:00 a.m. Indirect routes take significantly longer when there are long waits at transfer stations. The longest is close to 16 hours, involving a 7 hour lay over in Amsterdam. Some passengers may take advantage of the long wait to explore another European city.
Whenever passengers travel, they can expect a minimum of 3 direct departures that day. Between 15 and 20 indirect routes are also available, which usually require a change at Brussels or Amsterdam. There are usually 2 morning direct departures and 1 overnight service. Indirect departures are spread throughout the day.
Departure station: Most buses depart from Paris, Gare Routière Galliéni, which is found in Bagnolet, in the east of Paris. The bus station covers two levels and is the hub for most European coach travel in Paris. Passengers can reach the station using the Metro lines and alighting at Gallieni Station, as well as several local bus routes, including a direct transfer to and from the airport.
Arrival station: Passengers will arrive at Rotterdam, Conradstraat located directly in the center of town. The bus stop is just outside Rotterdam Centraal where passengers can make use of the extensive rail and tram connections.