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Train from Rotterdam to Brussels with Eurostar and Thalys

Travel between Rotterdam and Brussels from $22 (€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.

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You can find the best prices on Eurostar train tickets from Rotterdam to Brussels on Omio. Eurostar’s high-speed railway service connects the United Kingdom to mainland Europe through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with journeys connecting London to Paris, Brussels, Lille and Amsterdam amongst other popular European cities. The Eurostar effectively opens up train travel in Europe to passengers from the UK. With Eurostar trains reaching speeds up to 200 mph (320 kmh), you can travel 74 miles (119 km) underwater through the Chunnel from Rotterdam to Brussels comfortably.

When you book your Eurostar train between Rotterdam and Brussels, you can choose between three classes: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served). Simply check Eurostar train schedules for Rotterdam to Brussels, choose the best ticket prices available for this journey and book your train ticket on Omio!

When you buy your Eurostar train tickets between Rotterdam and Brussels don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If passengers have an upcoming booking and are unable to or would rather not travel, there is a possibility to postpone their trip and claim an eVoucher. The eVoucher allows passengers to make a new booking within 12 months of the initial booking for travel until late 2021.

Trains from Rotterdam to Brussels

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.

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Rotterdam to Brussels Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Rotterdam to Brussels when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€47

1 Day in Advance

€42

1 Week in Advance

€35

2 Weeks in Advance

€32

1 Month in Advance

€30

3 Months in Advance

€30

Rotterdam to Brussels Trains: General Information


Travelers save money on Rotterdam to Brussels train tickets by booking ahead of time.


  • autobus Rotterdam to Brussels trains are run by either Thalys or NS.
  • autobus All Thalys trains are direct, while some NS trains have transfers in Antwerp. Rotterdam to Brussels trains depart from Rotterdam's Centraal station and arrive at Bruxelles-Midi train station.
  • autobus The Rotterdam to Brussels train journey takes as little as 1 hour and 10 minutes to arrive in Brussels.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Rotterdam to Brussels train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




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:

  • It is 11% cheaper on average to book an Rotterdam to Brussels train ticket a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the train station.
  • It is 26% cheaper on average to book an Rotterdam to Brussels train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Rotterdam to Brussels train costs are 36% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Train tickets from Rotterdam to Brussels: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 29 €
2 weeks earlier 23 €26%
3 weeks earlier 23 €26%
1 month before 19 €53%
2 months earlier 20 €45%
3 months earlier 20 €45%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Rotterdam - Brussels. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

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:

  • Buying your train ticket from Rotterdam - Brussels 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 26% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Rotterdam - Brussels with 2 months in advance you save up to about 45% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 45%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from Rotterdam to Brussels
Travel by train to Brussels easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Rotterdam to Brussels.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Brussels, Belgium if I'm coming from Rotterdam, Netherlands by train?

Travel by train between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Brussels from Rotterdam restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Rotterdam?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 7/18/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Rotterdam to Brussels closer to your date of departure here

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return train to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Brussels is: Fully open.

Is my return train into Rotterdam from Brussels restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Brussels?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Health declaration required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 7/18/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rotterdam from Brussels closer to your date of departure here here.

How much does a cheap train from Rotterdam to Brussels cost?
Train tickets between Rotterdam and Brussels for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $22 (€18)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from Rotterdam to Brussels?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $26 (€21)  for a train ticket from Rotterdam to Brussels.
How far is Rotterdam to Brussels by train?
The distance from Rotterdam to Brussels by train is approximately 74 miles (119 km).
What is the Rotterdam to Brussels train travel time?
On average the Rotterdam to Brussels train time is 2 h 1 min  covering the 74 miles (119 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Rotterdam to Brussels, which train station in Rotterdam do I depart from and which train station in Brussels do I arrive in?

Some of the Rotterdam train stations to Brussels you can start your journey from include Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Brussels include Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal   and arriving in Bruxelles-Midi.

Where is the train station in Rotterdam to go to Brussels? Where is the train station in Brussels located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Bruxelles-Midi, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which train providers can get me from Rotterdam to Brussels?
Take the Rotterdam to Brussels train with NS International, Eurostar, Thalys or NS International | IC. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Brussels from Rotterdam as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When is the earliest train from Rotterdam to Brussels? When is the last train from Rotterdam to Brussels?
The first Rotterdam to Brussels train departs at 6: 10 AM   and the last train from Rotterdam to Brussels leaves at 8: 14 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Rotterdam to Brussels on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase train tickets between Rotterdam and Brussels to score the best deals?
If you book the Rotterdam to Brussels train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $26 (€21). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Rotterdam and Brussels. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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