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About the train journey from Venlo to Rotterdam

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The train from Venlo to Rotterdam usually takes 1 hour 51 minutes on average to travel 133 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 43 minutes. You can expect to find 37 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Venlo and Rotterdam, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Rotterdam. This route is operated by Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS), the Dutch national train operator. During your journey you're likely to be traveling on one of their Sprinter, Express or Intercity trains.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Venlo to Rotterdam in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $28.22.

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.

Venlo to Rotterdam by train

It takes an average of 1h 51m to travel from Venlo to Rotterdam by train, over a distance of around 83 miles (133 km). There are normally 37 trains per day traveling from Venlo to Rotterdam and tickets for this journey start from $28.22 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 43m
PriceFrom $28.22
Distance83 miles (133 km)
Frequency37 trains per day
First train00:03
Last train23:03
Departure stationVenlo
Arrival stationRotterdam
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, NS

Venlo to Rotterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Venlo to Rotterdam for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:33 12:16 1h 43m, 1 change
11:03 12:46 1h 43m, 1 change
11:33 13:16 1h 43m, 1 change
12:03 13:46 1h 43m, 1 change
12:33 14:16 1h 43m, 1 change
13:03 14:46 1h 43m, 1 change
13:33 15:16 1h 43m, 1 change
14:03 15:46 1h 43m, 1 change
14:33 16:16 1h 43m, 1 change
15:03 16:46 1h 43m, 1 change

NS trains from Venlo to Rotterdam

You can travel from Venlo to Rotterdam 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 Venlo to Rotterdam

The price of train tickets from Venlo to Rotterdam starts at $28.22 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 Venlo 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 Venlo to Rotterdam

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

The average journey time by train between Venlo and Rotterdam is 1 hour and 51 minutes, with around 37 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 Venlo and Rotterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Venlo to Rotterdam is 1 hour and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Venlo to Rotterdam cost?

Train tickets from Venlo to Rotterdam can start from as little as $28.22 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 Venlo to Rotterdam?

No, there are no direct train services from Venlo to Rotterdam. Travelling from Venlo to Rotterdam by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Venlo to Rotterdam leaves at 00:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Venlo to Rotterdam leaves at 23:03. 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 Venlo and Rotterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Venlo to Rotterdam cover a distance of around 83 miles (133 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rotterdam to Venlo.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Venlo to Rotterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 12/29/2022 for travel on 12/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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