How to travel from Barcelona to Rotterdam

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from Barcelona to Rotterdam

You can get from Barcelona to Rotterdam by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Barcelona to Rotterdam on Aug 17 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10PMBarcelona El Prat Airport2h15 10:25PMRotterdam The Hague Airport
0 transfers
11:15PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord22h20 09:35PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
1 transfer
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06:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord22h45 04:45AMRotterdam, Conradstraat
1 transfer
04:40PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord22h17 02:57PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
1 transfer

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Travel Information to Rotterdam from Barcelona

distanceDistance734 miles (1184 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$95 - $295
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $95 (€88) • 20 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $198 (€184) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Transavia Airlines

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 734 miles (1184 km) to Rotterdam from Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $95 (€88). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or Transavia Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Barcelona to Rotterdam.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Rotterdam

Travel to Rotterdam 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 Barcelona to Rotterdam.

International travel from Barcelona, Spain to Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Spain?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rotterdam if traveling from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Barcelona to Rotterdam.

Return travel to Barcelona, Spain from Netherlands is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Netherlands?

Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Barcelona, Spain was last verified on 7/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Barcelona from Rotterdam.

There are 4 ways to travel between Barcelona and Rotterdam including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Rotterdam is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $95 (€88) compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:

Taking a bus is usually $103 (€96) less than taking a flight to Rotterdam, which costs on average $198 (€184) for the same trip.

A bus is $200 (€185) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Barcelona to Rotterdam costing on average $295 (€273).

The fastest way to get to Rotterdam from Barcelona is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Rotterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Rotterdam by bus can take on average 20 h 35 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 14 h 32 min   of travel time.

The Barcelona to Rotterdam distance is around 734 miles (1184 km).

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Rotterdam is:

  • 3 buses a day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Barcelona and Rotterdam as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Barcelona to Rotterdam:

  • Buses most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Rotterdam at Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Flights most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Rotterdam at Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Barcelona to Rotterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Rotterdam by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Barcelona to Rotterdam tickets on Omio for $95 (€88).
  • Transavia Airlines can take you to Rotterdam by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Transavia Airlines from Barcelona to Rotterdam for $198 (€184).

Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Rotterdam with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You'll find direct flights with Transavia Airlines.

Direct services to Rotterdam tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Many of our customers traveling from Barcelona to Rotterdam don't make Rotterdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Rotterdam are Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Rotterdam to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Barcelona to Rotterdam, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $95 (€88) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $198 (€184) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $295 (€273) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Rotterdam tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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