The are 6 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Rotterdam to Antwerpen. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the train out of Schiedam towards Antwerpen, as it is the cheapest to Antwerpen. It's common to find tickets for as low as $16. Nederlandse operates from Rotterdam to Antwerpen, so you book your trip with them! Take the train, it is cheaper and more comfortable than the bus!
The trip to Antwerpen is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from Rotterdam. The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Antwerpen is $16 and the quickest way takes just 1 hour 37 minutes with the train. Nederlandse offers limited service between Antwerpen and Rotterdam.We recommend booking the trip to Antwerpen about one week in advance. Though you might be able to find and book a ticket from Rotterdam the day of, it is best to do this earlier as to be sure you have a seat to Antwerpen.
While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Antwerpen is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Rotterdam/Antwerpen buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Rotterdam is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Rotterdam South Holland and Antwerpen during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!
The plus side of taking the train from Rotterdam to Antwerpen? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Antwerpen traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Antwerpen is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.