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Journey timeFrom 1h 10m
Price$22.07 - $82.49
Distance120km (75 miles)
Frequency30 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationRotterdam
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsunion_ivkoni

Brussels to Rotterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Rotterdam for Tuesday 17th Dec 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:5213:021h 10m, direct
12:1113:461h 35m, 1 change
12:1113:491h 38m, direct
12:5214:021h 10m, direct
13:1114:461h 35m, 1 change
13:1114:491h 38m, direct
13:5215:021h 10m, direct
14:2215:321h 10m, direct
14:5216:021h 10m, direct
15:1116:461h 35m, 1 change

Eurostar, NS and Thalys trains from Brussels to Rotterdam

You can travel from Brussels to Rotterdam on Eurostar, NS and Thalys 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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 320km/h. All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

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.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 300km/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.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Rotterdam

Train tickets from Brussels to Rotterdam start at €19 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €41.22.
lowest price found
from19
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price39.19
on the day
avg. single price41.22

Kaufen Sie günstige Bahntickets so früh wie möglich

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 to Rotterdam by booking early.§

Seien Sie flexibel bei Ihren Reisezeiten

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.

Nutzen Sie regionale Tickets und Rabattkarten

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!

Achten Sie auf Sonderangebote

Take a look at günstige Bahntickets to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Rotterdam is 1 hour and 26 minutes, with around 43 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 and Rotterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Rotterdam is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Rotterdam cost?

Train tickets from Brussels to Rotterdam can start from as little as €19 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 to Rotterdam?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Rotterdam without having to change trains. There are 30 direct trains from Brussels to Rotterdam. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Brussels to Rotterdam leaves at 06:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels to Rotterdam leaves at 21:11. 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 and Rotterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Rotterdam cover a distance of around 120km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rotterdam to Brussels. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels to Rotterdam.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Rotterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 17/12/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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