How to travel from Brussels to Rotterdam

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from Brussels to Rotterdam

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

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To get from Brussels to Rotterdam on Nov 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:40PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France2h17 02:57PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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12:40PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France2h17 02:57PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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08:45AMBrussels-Midi2h05 10:50AMRotterdam Centraal
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09:45AMBrussels-Midi2h05 11:50AMRotterdam Centraal
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10:45AMBrussels-Midi2h05 12:50PMRotterdam Centraal
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Travel Information to Rotterdam from Brussels

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $40
fastestFastest modeTrain • $40 (€36) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or NS International

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 74 miles (119 km) between Brussels and Rotterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or NS International among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Brussels to Rotterdam.

How to get from Brussels to Rotterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Brussels to Rotterdam there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 64,96% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Brussels to Rotterdam. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

International travel from Brussels, Belgium to Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Belgium?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

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

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 11/17/22; 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 Brussels to Rotterdam.

The restriction level for your return to Brussels, Belgium from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Brussels from Rotterdam restricted?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Brussels from Rotterdam?

Conditions of reentry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

You should observe these safety measures in Belgium as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Belgium was last checked on 11/17/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Brussels from Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Brussels and Rotterdam. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Rotterdam is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€9) compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:

A flight is $8 (€7) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Brussels to Rotterdam costing on average $18 (€16).

Taking a flight is usually $30 (€27) less than taking a train to Rotterdam, which costs on average $40 (€36) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Brussels to Rotterdam is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Rotterdam that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 12 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Rotterdam by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Rotterdam is:

  • Around 3 buses per day.
  • Around 24 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Brussels to Rotterdam as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Brussels to Rotterdam:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Brussels to Rotterdam depart from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) to Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Brussels to Rotterdam depart from Brussels Airport to Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Brussels to Rotterdam:

  • You can travel from Brussels to Rotterdam by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $18 (€16) with Flixbus from Brussels to Rotterdam.
  • You can take a train from Brussels to Rotterdam with NS International. Cheap tickets can be found for $40 (€36) with NS International from Brussels to Rotterdam.

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

  • You can find 3 direct buses per day to take to Rotterdam with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You'll find 11 direct trains a day to Rotterdam with SNCB or Thalys.

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.

Looking to extend your trip from Brussels to Rotterdam? Many Omio customers who go from Brussels to Rotterdam usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Paris or London. If you're looking to explore Amsterdam, Paris or London from Rotterdam, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Brussels to Rotterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $18 (€16) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $10 (€9) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $40 (€36) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Brussels to Rotterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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