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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 Rotterdam to Brussels will cost around $ 62 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 40.
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1 h 10 m
1 h 38 m
Trains per day
Of the 6 trains that leave Rotterdam for Brussels every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 120 km distance in an average of 1 h 38 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 10 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 6 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 train duration||2 h 5 min|
|Average train ticket price||$37 (€33)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||NS International | IC, Thalys, NS International or Eurostar|
Trains from Rotterdam to Brussels cover the 74 miles (119 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 5 min with our travel partners like NS International | IC, Thalys, NS International or Eurostar. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $20 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $37 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.
Travel to Brussels from Rotterdam from $20 (€18) with Omio’s train partners Eurostar and Thalys! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.
Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with journeys connecting London St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam among other popular European cities. With its high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), the Eurostar makes travel between the UK and Europe as smooth and easy as possible. When you book your Rotterdam to Brussels train, you can choose between ticket types like Standard, Standard Premier (with spacious seats and light refreshments served), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seats, lounge access, hot meals served and priority boarding).
When you buy your Eurostar train tickets from Rotterdam to Brussels don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
Trains in Europe are an effective way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes in BeNeLux. Trains from Rotterdam to Brussels run frequently throughout the day, seven days a week. Thalys and NS operate all trains traveling from Rotterdam to Brussels. The first trains depart Rotterdam Centraal railway station at approximately 7:00 a.m. Final train services of the day depart Rotterdam at approximately 10:10 p.m. All trains arrive at Bruxelles-Midi train station. Thalys trains travel from Rotterdam to Brussels in 1:10 h, while NS trains typically take just over 2 hours to arrive in Brussels.
Average prices for trains from Rotterdam to Brussels when you book in advance
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Rotterdam to Brussels Trains: General Information
Travelers save money on Rotterdam to Brussels train tickets by booking ahead of time.
Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Rotterdam to Brussels trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Travel by train between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 5/16/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Rotterdam and Brussels closer to your date of departure here
Return travel from Belgium to Netherlands is: Fully open.
Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/16/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Rotterdam from Brussels.
When taking a train from Rotterdam, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak. When you arrive in Brussels, your train can arrive in train stations including Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Rotterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and travel around 0.6 miles (875 m) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Bruxelles-Midi and need to travel approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the train station to the city center in Brussels.
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