London to Rotterdam train

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Cheap train tickets from London to Rotterdam

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Rotterdam is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Eurostar
06:163h16
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:32Rotterdam Centraal
£1331One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
18:043h28
London St Pancras International (STP)
22:32Rotterdam Centraal
£1821One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
11:043h28
London St Pancras International (STP)
15:32Rotterdam Centraal
£2071One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
17:043h58
London St Pancras International (STP)
22:02Rotterdam Centraal
£2571One-way
1 change
Eurostar
15:043h58
London St Pancras International (STP)
20:02Rotterdam Centraal
£2571One-way
1 change

Train timetableLondon to Rotterdam

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 July
Eurostar
06:163h16
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:32Rotterdam Centraal
0 changes
Eurostar
09:014h31
London St Pancras International (STP)
14:32Rotterdam Centraal
1 change
Eurostar
11:043h28
London St Pancras International (STP)
15:32Rotterdam Centraal
0 changes
Eurostar
13:014h01
London St Pancras International (STP)
18:02Rotterdam Centraal
1 change
Eurostar
15:043h58
London St Pancras International (STP)
20:02Rotterdam Centraal
1 change
Eurostar
17:043h58
London St Pancras International (STP)
22:02Rotterdam Centraal
1 change
Eurostar
18:043h28
London St Pancras International (STP)
22:32Rotterdam Centraal
0 changes

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Train times from London to Rotterdam

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Fastest Journey

3 h 16 m

Average

3 h 48 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

321 km

Of the 7 trains that leave London for Rotterdam every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Eurostar
06:163h16
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:32Rotterdam Centraal
£1331One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
18:043h28
London St Pancras International (STP)
22:32Rotterdam Centraal
£1821One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
11:043h28
London St Pancras International (STP)
15:32Rotterdam Centraal
£2071One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
17:043h58
London St Pancras International (STP)
22:02Rotterdam Centraal
£2571One-way
1 change
Eurostar
15:043h58
London St Pancras International (STP)
20:02Rotterdam Centraal
£2571One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from London to Rotterdam

distanceDistance198 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£212 (€240)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesEurostar, NS International | IC Brussel, PKP Intercity or BSB

Trains from London to Rotterdam cover the 198 miles long route taking on average 3 h 16 min with our travel partners like Eurostar, NS International | IC Brussel, PKP Intercity or BSB. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £212, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £107. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

Train companies: Eurostar, NS International | IC Brussel and BSB trains London to Rotterdam

Find the best trains between London and Rotterdam with Omio's travel partners Eurostar, NS International | IC Brussel and BSB from £107. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel with journeys connecting London St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam among other popular European cities. With its high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), the Eurostar makes travel between the UK and Europe as smooth and easy as possible. When you book your London to Rotterdam train, you can choose between ticket types like Standard, Standard Premier (with spacious seats and light refreshments served), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seats, lounge access, hot meals served and priority boarding).

London to Rotterdam train information with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 28 min
  • Cheapest Price: £157
  • Eurostar frequency: 6 a day

Trains from London to Rotterdam

With 9 trains a day from London to Rotterdam, passengers won't have any problem getting from the UK to this dynamic Netherlands city. Journeys are as short as 3 hours when travelling direct by Eurostar, and there are options for transfers in both Brussels and Paris. With trains running throughout the day, this route has departure and arrival times to suit any business or leisure schedule.

Which train companies travel from London to Rotterdam?

All direct services from London to Rotterdam are high-speed trains provided by Eurostar. For journeys that require a transfer, the first train from London to is operated by Eurostar, and the connecting train to Rotterdam will be operated by Thalys or InterCity. Thalys trains are high-speed, making them faster than InterCity. However, total journey duration is also dependent on the transfer city and wait times.

How long is the train from London to Rotterdam?

Direct trains from London to Rotterdam take approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. The shortest non-direct journeys take around 4 hours in total with a transfer in Brussels. The longest non-direct trains take 11 to 12 hours, stopping in Paris for a layover of around 6 hours.

How many trains are there from London to Rotterdam?

On both weekends and weekdays, there are usually 9 trains travelling from London to Rotterdam. Trains are spread evenly throughout the day, with departures every hour or two. On average, there are 1 to 2 direct Eurostar trains each day, but the departure time of these trains varies.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Rotterdam?

Departure train station: Passengers traveling from London to Rotterdam by train will depart from London St Pancras International Station. This central London station is easy to travel to and from via tube or bus. Passengers traveling by tube can use the Victoria, Circle, Northern, Metropolitan, Piccadilly, or Hammersmith & City line. As for buses, numerous routes serve the station or stop nearby, including the 10, 45, 63 and 73 buses.

Arrival train station: Trains from London arrive at Rotterdam Centraal. As the name suggests, this station is centrally located and just a short walk to shopping areas like Lijnbaan and dining hubs like Stadhuisplein. The easiest way to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to other locations is via Metro Lines D and E.


Eurostar trains from London to Rotterdam

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The Eurostar is a high-speed railway company operating in Europe since 1994. It travels at 186mph under the English Channel to cities on the continent—whether you’re going to Brussels, Amsterdam or Rotterdam. The train is Europe’s solution to fly less; over 11 million Europeans chose to take the train to London from Paris instead of flying in 2019.

The check-in time for Eurostar to Rotterdam train is around 30 minutes. This means you can arrive in plenty of time to pick up a coffee at the Gare du Nord station in Paris or St Pancras Station in London. Eurostar trains are kitted out with an onboard bistro, toilets, air conditioning and Wi-Fi to make the train journey from London to Rotterdam more comfortable.

With three fare classes to choose from—Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier—you can pick which is best for you; It’s easy to book cheap Eurostar return tickets in advance by travelling mid-week. You can choose to travel in comfort in Business Premier when taking the London to Rotterdam train, get served a hot meal and drinks throughout the crossing with newspapers and access to the Ashford Departure Lounge in London.


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Eurostar Trains from London to Rotterdam

The Eurostar is a high-speed train company connecting the UK to continental Europe and beyond.

When planning trips to Eurostar destinations, consider checking back for offers on Eurostar tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from London to Rotterdam.

FAQs: London to Rotterdam train

FAQs: Travel by train from London to Rotterdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Rotterdam.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London to Rotterdam can start from as little as £107 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Rotterdam is £212; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Rotterdam train time is 3 h 16 min   covering the 198 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Rotterdam leaves at 05: 16. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Rotterdam leaves at 19: 34.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Rotterdam without having to change trains with Eurostar. There is 1 direct train from London to Rotterdam each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Rotterdam. Take the fast train with Eurostar from London to Rotterdam.
The high-speed Eurostar train from London to Rotterdam takes 3 h 28 min   on average.
For the trip from London to Rotterdam you can take a train with Eurostar, NS International | IC Brussel, PKP Intercity or BSB. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from London to Rotterdam on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 34.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington. When arriving in Rotterdam, you can end your trip in train stations like Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Blaak and Rotterdam Noord.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Rotterdam Centraal, located 0.6 miles (876 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Rotterdam from London is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 16 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from London to Rotterdam by train is February.
You have options as you can travel from London to Rotterdam 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Rotterdam

London
Rotterdam
The major railway station for departures from London is London St Pancras International. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London St Pancras International for your trip between London and Rotterdam.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
The major train station for arrivals in Rotterdam is Rotterdam Centraal. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Rotterdam Centraal for your trip to Rotterdam from London.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+31 302357822
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Public transport options for Rotterdam Centraal
Subway lines: D, E
Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar

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