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Oct 19
$44NS International
$15Flixbus
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Oct 20
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$12Flixbus
Thu
Oct 21
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Oct 22
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Sat
Oct 23
$49Thalys
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Oct 24
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$10Flixbus
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Oct 25
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$9Flixbus
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Oct 26
$22NS International
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Oct 27
$22NS International
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Oct 28
$22NS International
$10Flixbus
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Oct 29
$30NS International
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Oct 30
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$11BlaBlaCar Bus
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Oct 31
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
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Nov 1
$22NS International
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Nov 2
$22NS International
$12Flixbus
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Nov 3
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$9Flixbus
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Nov 4
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$30NS International
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Travel Information from Rotterdam to Brussels

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $23
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 2 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€19) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Take a bus or train to travel 74 miles (119 km) from Rotterdam to Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Rotterdam to Brussels.

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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
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Brussels, Belgium from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Travel from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Brussels, Belgium is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Brussels from Rotterdam restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

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

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 10/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Brussels from Rotterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

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

Is my journey back to Rotterdam from Brussels restricted?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is partially 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

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: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 10/17/21. 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.

How do I go from Rotterdam to Brussels?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Brussels from Rotterdam. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Rotterdam to Brussels?

The cheapest way to go to Brussels from Rotterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Brussels:

Taking a bus is usually $14 (€12) less than taking a train to Brussels, which costs on average $23 (€19) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get 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, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h.

What is the distance from Rotterdam to Brussels?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Rotterdam to Brussels?

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Brussels is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

When traveling from Rotterdam to Brussels, where do I depart from Rotterdam and where do I arrive in Brussels?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Trains mostly leave from Rotterdam Centraal and tend to arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.
Who can get me from Rotterdam to Brussels?

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

  • You can go to Brussels from Rotterdam by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $9 (€7) with Flixbus from Rotterdam to Brussels on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Rotterdam and Brussels with SNCB | IC, and you can find SNCB | IC Rotterdam to Brussels tickets for $23 (€19) on Omio.
Is there a direct service to Brussels from Rotterdam?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus.

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 route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Rotterdam to Brussels?
Looking to extend your trip from Rotterdam to Brussels? Many Omio customers who go from Rotterdam to Brussels usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or London from Brussels, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book my Rotterdam to Brussels one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $9 (€7) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $23 (€19) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Rotterdam to Brussels 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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