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Train Information between London and Rotterdam

distanceDistance198 miles (320 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price£114 (€126)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersEurostar

Trains from London to Rotterdam cover the 198 miles (320 km) long route taking on average 3 h 28 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £114, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £90. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

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Train between London and Rotterdam with Eurostar

Buy your official Eurostar train tickets between London and Rotterdam from £90 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.


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).

Train information from London to Rotterdam with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 34 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 1 a day

Eurostar has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Eurostar tickets from London to Rotterdam and when travelling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If passengers have an upcoming booking and are unable to or would rather not travel, there is a possibility to postpone their trip and claim an eVoucher. The eVoucher allows passengers to make a new booking within 12 months of the initial booking for travel until late 2021.

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


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.

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Trains from London to Rotterdam
Travel by train 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.
What are the travel restrictions for Rotterdam, Netherlands if I'm coming from London, United Kingdom by train?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Rotterdam, Netherlands by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

When travelling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 26/09/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from London to Rotterdam before travelling.

What restrictions are there on reentering United Kingdom from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Return travel from Netherlands to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Rotterdam?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Rotterdam?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 26/09/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Rotterdam.

What is the cost of cheap trains from London to Rotterdam?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between London and Rotterdam for as little as £90  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from London to Rotterdam on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Rotterdam train price to come in at an average of £114  one way.
What is the distance from London to Rotterdam by train?
The distance to Rotterdam from London by train is approximately 198 miles (320 km).
How long is the train journey from London to Rotterdam?
The London to Rotterdam train duration is on average 3 h 28 min, which is to be expected when travelling 198 miles (320 km) between London and Rotterdam. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from London to Rotterdam, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Rotterdam do I arrive in?

When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Rotterdam, your train can arrive in train stations including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Rotterdam Centraal.

Where is the train station in London to go to Rotterdam? Where is the train station in Rotterdam located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Rotterdam Centraal, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Rotterdam.

What train providers go from London to Rotterdam?
When taking a train from London to Rotterdam, you can count on Eurostar for the best way to get you to Rotterdam. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Rotterdam from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there from London to Rotterdam a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from London to Rotterdam. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from London to Rotterdam? When is the last train from London to Rotterdam?
You can take the first train from London to Rotterdam at 07: 55   or take the last train from London to Rotterdam leaving at 17: 04. Look for the latest London Rotterdam train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How far in advance should I book train tickets from London to Rotterdam for the best deals?
You can find a train to Rotterdam from London to cost on average £114 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the London to Rotterdam train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.