How to travel from Rotterdam to Brussels

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from Rotterdam to Brussels

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

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To get from Rotterdam to Brussels on Jul 07 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:11PMRotterdam, Conradstraat2h25 07:36PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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05:11PMRotterdam, Conradstraat2h25 07:36PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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08:11AMRotterdam Centraal2h06 10:17AMBrussels-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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Travel Information from Rotterdam to Brussels

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $41 (€37) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB

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

How to get from Rotterdam to Brussels

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Rotterdam to Brussels there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 51,89% 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 Rotterdam to Brussels. 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 Rotterdam, Netherlands to Brussels, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium 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 6/27/22; 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 Rotterdam to Brussels.

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

Is my journey back to Rotterdam from Brussels restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands 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 Netherlands was last checked on 6/27/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Rotterdam from Brussels closer to your date of departure here.

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

The cheapest way to go to Brussels from Rotterdam is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Brussels:

A ferry is generally $29 (€26) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $29 (€26) from Rotterdam to Brussels.

Taking a ferry is about $56 (€50) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $56 (€50) for this journey.

A ferry is generally $41 (€37) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $41 (€37) from Rotterdam to Brussels.

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

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Brussels is:

  • 10 buses a day.
  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Rotterdam and Brussels 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 when traveling from Rotterdam to Brussels:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Most travelers take a flight from Rotterdam The Hague Airport to Brussels Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Brussels by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Rotterdam to Brussels for $29 (€26) on Omio.
  • SNCB can take you to Brussels by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCB from Rotterdam to Brussels for $41 (€37).

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

  • You can find 10 direct buses per day to take to Brussels with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can check for a direct train to Brussels with Thalys or NS International with 12 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Brussels 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 who book a trip from Rotterdam to Brussels often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Rotterdam and Brussels itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Brussels and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $29 (€26) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $56 (€50) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $41 (€37) one way.

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

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