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from Rotterdam to Brussels

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

Our recommendation

To get from Rotterdam to Brussels on 19 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10Rotterdam Centraal2h07 10:17Brussels-Midi
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£311One-way
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08:10Rotterdam Centraal2h07 10:17Brussels-Midi
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£311One-way
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09:10Rotterdam Centraal2h07 11:17Brussels-Midi
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£311One-way
10:10Rotterdam Centraal2h07 12:17Brussels-Midi
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£311One-way
09:58Rotterdam Centraal1h10 11:08Brussels-Midi
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£631One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
18 Oct
£31NS International
£11Flixbus
Tue
19 Oct
£31NS International
£9Flixbus
Wed
20 Oct
£31NS International
£9Flixbus
Thu
21 Oct
£31NS International
£9Flixbus
Fri
22 Oct
£31NS International
£11Flixbus
Sat
23 Oct
£35Thalys
£8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
24 Oct
£52Thalys
£7Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£16NS International
£6Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£16NS International
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Wed
27 Oct
£16NS International
£7Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£16NS International
£7Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£21NS International
£8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
30 Oct
Find prices
£8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
31 Oct
£21NS International
£9Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£16NS International
£9Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£16NS International
£9Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£16NS International
£6Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£16NS International
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Fri
5 Nov
£21NS International
£6Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£21NS International
£9Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£21NS International
£7Flixbus

Travel Information between Rotterdam and Brussels

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £17
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 2 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £17 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 74 miles (119 km) by coach or train to Brussels from Rotterdam. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Rotterdam to Brussels.

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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 between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Netherlands enter Belgium?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Brussels from Rotterdam?

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Brussels, Belgium?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 17/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Brussels from Rotterdam.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

Return travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands 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 Rotterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 17/10/2021. 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 Rotterdam from Brussels.

How do I travel between Rotterdam and Brussels?

There are 2 ways to get from Rotterdam to Brussels: coach or train.

How do I get from Rotterdam to Brussels the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Rotterdam to Brussels is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £6 compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A coach journey is usually £10 less than a journey to Brussels by train, which costs on average £17 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Brussels from Rotterdam?

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

Other travel options between Rotterdam and Brussels can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h   of travel time.

What is the distance from Rotterdam to Brussels?

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

How many services a day are there to Brussels from Rotterdam?

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Brussels is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Rotterdam to Brussels?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and tend to arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Trains from Rotterdam to Brussels most often leave from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.
Which travel companies can take 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 travel between Rotterdam and Brussels by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £6 with Flixbus from Rotterdam to Brussels.
  • You can go to Brussels from Rotterdam by train with SNCB | IC. You'll see cheap train tickets for £17 with SNCB | IC from Rotterdam to Brussels on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Brussels from Rotterdam?

Yes, there are direct services available between Rotterdam and Brussels with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches with Flixbus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Brussels as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Brussels from Rotterdam.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Rotterdam to Brussels?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Rotterdam to Brussels often extend their holiday 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!
How far in advance should I purchase my Rotterdam to Brussels ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £6 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £17 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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