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Brussels to Rotterdam by train
Fastest journey1hr 8m
Trains per day40
Avg. journey time1hr 46m
Travelling from Brussels to Rotterdam by train
Fast trains from Brussels to Rotterdam take around 1 hour and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 122 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brussels and Rotterdam.
1. Are there direct trains from Brussels to Rotterdam?
Direct trains from Brussels to Rotterdam have been found.
We usually find around 39 direct trains on the route from Brussels to Rotterdam every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 44 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Brussels to Rotterdam?
The Brussels to Rotterdam train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Brussels to Rotterdam train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Rotterdam is usually scheduled to depart Brussels around 05:45 and the last train is around 21:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Brussels around 05:44, and the last at 21:52.
What's the Brussels to Rotterdam train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Brussels to Rotterdam are $21.48.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $29 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $22. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Brussels to Rotterdam train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Brussels to Rotterdam by train.
Which train companies operate between Brussels and Rotterdam?
More than one train company operates on the route from Brussels to Rotterdam, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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Thalys, Eurostar or Intercity
It is easy to travel by train from Brussels to Rotterdam. Belgium and the Netherlands are both members of Schengen so, while there may be some light-touch security checks on the train, there are no frontier formalities as such.
The number of daily trains serving the Brussels to Rotterdam route has more than doubled since late 2014, so passengers are now really spoilt for choice. You can opt for either a premium Thalys train, an occasional Eurostar or the slower Intercity (IC) service. The Thalys and Eurostar trains must be pre-booked and each ticket includes a seat reservation. The IC option allows you to be totally flexible as tickets are not tied to a specific train service.
Brussels to Rotterdam
There are generally two trains each hour from Brussels to Rotterdam. All trains leave from Brussels Midi station. One train each hour is an Intercity service which is comfortable but slow. It makes half a dozen stops along the way including a very useful alternative Brussels pickup point at Brussels Central, close to the Grand Place in the heart of the city. This train also stops at Brussels National Airport.
The other hourly train on this route is a high-speed service usually operated by Thalys, but with an occasional Eurostar on the route too. Thalys trains make just one stop; that’s at Antwerp. The Eurostar runs non-stop. Thalys and Eurostar trains take 70 minutes for the run from Brussels Midi to Rotterdam Centraal. That’s an hour faster than the Intercity. All trains from Brussels run to Rotterdam Centraal Station, from where it is just a short tram ride south to the central district and the complex of museums and galleries around Museumpark.
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