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Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Brussels

Showing times and prices for May 19

Cheapest

$40

Average

$62

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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09:11AMRotterdam Centraal2h06 11:17AMBrussels-Midi
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$401One-way
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10:11AMRotterdam Centraal2h06 12:17PMBrussels-Midi
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$401One-way
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08:11AMRotterdam Centraal2h06 10:17AMBrussels-Midi
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$401One-way
09:58AMRotterdam Centraal1h10 11:08AMBrussels-Midi
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$831One-way
10:58AMRotterdam Centraal1h10 12:08PMBrussels-Midi
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$831One-way

Train schedule from Rotterdam to Brussels

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08:11AMRotterdam Centraal2h06 10:17AMBrussels-Midi
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08:58AMRotterdam Centraal1h10 10:08AMBrussels-Midi
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09:11AMRotterdam Centraal2h06 11:17AMBrussels-Midi
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10:11AMRotterdam Centraal2h06 12:17PMBrussels-Midi
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10:58AMRotterdam Centraal1h10 12:08PMBrussels-Midi
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Thu
May 19
$40NS International
$11Flixbus
Fri
May 20
$40Thalys
$11Flixbus
Sat
May 21
$40NS International
$11Flixbus
Sun
May 22
$40NS International
$11Flixbus
Mon
May 23
$40NS International
$11Flixbus
Tue
May 24
$20NS International
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
May 25
$20NS International
$13Flixbus
Thu
May 26
$20NS International
$13Flixbus
Fri
May 27
$27NS International
$13Flixbus
Sat
May 28
$48Thalys
$11Flixbus
Sun
May 29
$83Thalys
$13Flixbus
Mon
May 30
$20NS International
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
May 31
$20NS International
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Jun 1
$20NS International
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Jun 2
$20NS International
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Jun 3
$27NS International
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Jun 4
$27NS International
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Jun 5
$40Thalys
$13Flixbus
Mon
Jun 6
$40Thalys
$13Flixbus
Tue
Jun 7
$20NS International
$11Flixbus

Fastest train times from Rotterdam to Brussels

Showing times and prices for May 19

Fastest Journey

1 h 10 m

Average

1 h 38 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

120 km

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.

Fastest
09:58AMRotterdam Centraal1h10 11:08AMBrussels-Midi
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$831One-way
Fastest
10:58AMRotterdam Centraal1h10 12:08PMBrussels-Midi
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$831One-way
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08:58AMRotterdam Centraal1h10 10:08AMBrussels-Midi
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$861One-way
09:11AMRotterdam Centraal2h06 11:17AMBrussels-Midi
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$401One-way
10:11AMRotterdam Centraal2h06 12:17PMBrussels-Midi
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$401One-way

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Overview: Train from Rotterdam to Brussels

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price$37 (€33)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNS 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.

Train providers: Eurostar and Thalys from Rotterdam to Brussels trains

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
Thalys

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:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation

    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

    Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Brussels from Rotterdam?

    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:

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

    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 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

    Are there restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Belgium by train?

    Return travel from Belgium to Netherlands is: Fully open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Rotterdam from Brussels?

    Entry into Netherlands 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?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • There are no current restrictions

    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:

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

    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.

    How much do cheap trains between Rotterdam and Brussels cost?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Rotterdam to Brussels trains for as little as $20 (€18)  in the next 7 days.

    What is the price of a train ticket between Rotterdam and Brussels?

    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $37 (€33)  for a train ticket between Rotterdam and Brussels.

    How far is it from Rotterdam to Brussels by train?

    The Rotterdam to Brussels train distance is approximately 74 miles (119 km).

    How many hours is the train time to Brussels from Rotterdam?

    The Rotterdam to Brussels train duration is on average 2 h 5 min, which is to be expected when traveling 74 miles (119 km) between Rotterdam and Brussels. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    What station does the train from Rotterdam to Brussels depart from? Which Brussels train station do I come into from Rotterdam?

    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.

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

    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.

    Which train companies can take me between Rotterdam and Brussels?

    For the best Rotterdam to Brussels train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with NS International | IC, Thalys, NS International or Eurostar. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Rotterdam to Brussels to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Can I find a direct train from Rotterdam to Brussels?

    Yes, there are 16 direct trains from Rotterdam to Brussels per day with Thalys or NS International  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

    How many train services per day are there between Rotterdam and Brussels?

    On average, there are 16 trains a day from Rotterdam to Brussels. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    What are the first and last departure train times from Rotterdam to Brussels?

    The earliest train for this route departs from Rotterdam at 6: 11 AM. The last train leaves from Rotterdam at 9: 11 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Rotterdam to Brussels and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    How early should I purchase train tickets from Rotterdam to 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 $37 (€33). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Rotterdam to Brussels. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Rotterdam
    Brussels
    Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Rotterdam for your trip to Brussels.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +31 302357822
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
    Public transit options for Rotterdam Centraal
    Subway lines: D, E
    Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
    Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
    Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar