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Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal by train

It takes an average of 1h 35m to travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal by train, over a distance of around 71 miles (114 km). There are normally 33 trains per day travelling from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal and tickets for this journey start from $23.55 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 21m
PriceFrom $23.55
Distance71 miles (114 km)
Frequency33 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels-Airport-Zaventem
Arrival stationRotterdam Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsNS

Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal for mardi mai 11 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:11 11:46 1h 35m, 1 change
10:11 11:49 1h 38m, direct
11:11 00:46 1h 35m, 1 change
11:11 00:49 1h 38m, direct
00:11 01:46 1h 35m, 1 change
00:11 01:49 1h 38m, direct
01:11 02:46 1h 35m, 1 change
01:11 02:49 1h 38m, direct
02:11 03:46 1h 35m, 1 change
02:11 03:49 1h 38m, direct

NS trains from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

You can travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal on NS trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

The price of train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal starts at $23.55 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Rotterdam Centraal is 1 hour and 35 minutes, with around 33 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Rotterdam Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal is 1 hour and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal cost?

Train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal can start from as little as $23.55 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal leave?

The first train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 05:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal leave?

The last train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 08:11. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Rotterdam Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal cover a distance of around 71 miles (114 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/11/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/18/2020 for travel on 11/18/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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