Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Brussels is a good way to get from The Netherlands to Belgium when you are visiting Europe.
High-speed trains travel between these cities every day. Direct services on this route are operated by Thalys, a company that offers comfortable rail journeys in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany.
Trains leave from Rotterdam Centraal station and arrive at Brussels Midi Zuid station. From there you can connect to the metro, trams, buses, and taxis to reach your final destination.
Departures on Thalys services take place one to two times an hour throughout the day. There are also other types of trains from Rotterdam to Brussels, but they require connections and take twice as long, so they are best to be avoided.
Direct services on this route take 1 hour and 10 minutes to reach the Belgian capital, so the journey is fast and easy.
Fares can be as low as 29 euros one-way in second class and 49 euros one-way in first class if you buy train tickets online at least 30 days before your departure date. Prices increase as the date of travel approaches, but discounted tickets for trains from Rotterdam to Brussels are available for students, seniors, and children.