Looking to travel from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 56 minutes to travel from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 32 minutes though. You'll usually find 42 trains per day running along the 49 miles (78 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Rotterdam. Trains on this route are usually operated by either Thalys or NS. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam start from €14.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Rotterdam by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.
Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.
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.
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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Antwerpen-Centraal and Rotterdam is 56 minutes, with around 42 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam is 32 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam can start from as little as €14 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam without having to change trains. There are 26 direct trains from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam leaves at 06:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam leaves at 21:44. 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.
Trains travelling from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam cover a distance of around 49 miles (78 km) during the journey.