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About the train journey from Valencia to Rotterdam

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The train from Valencia to Rotterdam usually takes 17 hours 52 minutes on average to travel 1434 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 14 hours 2 minutes. You can expect to find 2 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Valencia and Rotterdam, you'll need to make 2 changes on your way to Rotterdam. You can choose to travel with TGV, AVE or Thalys to get to Rotterdam. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Valencia to Rotterdam in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $118.40.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Rotterdam, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Valencia to Rotterdam by train

It takes an average of 17h 52m to travel from Valencia to Rotterdam by train, over a distance of around 891 miles (1434 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from Valencia to Rotterdam and tickets for this journey start from $118.40 when you book in advance.

First train

07:00

Last train

11:20

Departure station

Valencia

Arrival station

Rotterdam

Journey time

14h 2m

Distance

1434 miles (891 km)

Frequency

2 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $118.40

Train and bus operators

OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Thalys, Flixbus, Renfe-SNCF, Renfe, ALSA, Hife, SNCB, NS, iryo, Avanza

Valencia to Rotterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valencia to Rotterdam for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:00 20:02 14h 2m, 2 changes
10:20 08:02 21h 42m, 2 changes

AVE, OUIGO, iryo and Renfe trains from Valencia to Rotterdam

You can travel from Valencia to Rotterdam on AVE, OUIGO, iryo and Renfe 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.

AVE is Renfe's flagship high-speed service, with trains capable of reaching up to 193 mph (310 km/h). It’s one of the fastest trains in Europe and connects the main cities of Spain. Most AVE trains offer two comfort classes – Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class equivalent, with 1-1 configuration, ultra-wide seats, gourmet food and drink and lounge access). All AVE trains have air conditioning, power sockets, free WiFi and a buffet carriage serving a selection of food and drinks. There are three fares for AVE services: the cheapest but least flexible Básico fare, the Elige fare (slightly pricier but more flexible), and the Premium fare for seats in Confort Class.

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OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

Operating since the end of 2022, iryo is a new high-speed train company in Spain. It’s a consortium between the Spanish airline Air Norstrum and the train company Trenitalia, one of the greatest leaders in European rail transport. The first private Spanish high-speed company to operate, iryo runs high-speed services on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona route and connects Madrid – Cuenca – Valencia/Alicante and Madrid – Cordoba – Seville/Malaga. They are doing this all with a fleet of ETR1000 model trains that offer the highest level of comfort in Spain, with a combination of advanced propulsion and highest quality onboard services, including WiFi connection and catering service. 98% of the parts of the trains are 100% recyclable, making this trip sustainable as well!

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Cheap train tickets from Valencia to Rotterdam

The price of train tickets from Valencia to Rotterdam starts at $118.40 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 Valencia to Rotterdam 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 Valencia to Rotterdam

Want to know more about your journey from Valencia to Rotterdam? 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 Valencia to Rotterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Valencia and Rotterdam is 17 hours and 52 minutes, with around 2 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 Valencia and Rotterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Valencia to Rotterdam is 14 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Valencia to Rotterdam cost?

Train tickets from Valencia to Rotterdam can start from as little as $118.40 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 Valencia to Rotterdam?

No, there are no direct train services from Valencia to Rotterdam. Travelling from Valencia to Rotterdam by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Valencia to Rotterdam leave?

The first train from Valencia to Rotterdam leaves at 07:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Valencia to Rotterdam leave?

The last train from Valencia to Rotterdam leaves at 11:20. 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 Valencia and Rotterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Valencia to Rotterdam cover a distance of around 891 miles (1434 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rotterdam to Valencia.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Valencia to Rotterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 01/18/2023 for travel on 01/18/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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