The cheapest trains from London to Rotterdam

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Cheapest

£181

Average

£181

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Rotterdam will cost around £ 181 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 181.

Cheapest
11:04London St Pancras International3h28 15:32Rotterdam Centraal
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£1811One-way

Timetable London to Rotterdam

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Mon
14 Jun
£181Eurostar
Tue
15 Jun
£114Eurostar
Wed
16 Jun
£98Eurostar
Thu
17 Jun
£116Eurostar
Fri
18 Jun
£122Eurostar
Sat
19 Jun
£71Eurostar
Sun
20 Jun
£116Eurostar
Mon
21 Jun
£122Eurostar
Tue
22 Jun
£64Eurostar
Wed
23 Jun
£59Eurostar
Thu
24 Jun
£64Eurostar
Fri
25 Jun
£76Eurostar
Sat
26 Jun
£64Eurostar
Sun
27 Jun
£71Eurostar
Mon
28 Jun
£71Eurostar
Tue
29 Jun
£71Eurostar
Wed
30 Jun
£59Eurostar
Thu
1 Jul
£59Eurostar
Fri
2 Jul
£76Eurostar
Sat
3 Jul
£59Eurostar

The fastest trains from London to Rotterdam

Showing times and prices for 14 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 28 m

Average

3 h 28 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

321 km

Of the 1 trains that leave London for Rotterdam every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 321 km distance in an average of 3 h 28 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 28 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 28 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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11:04London St Pancras International3h28 15:32Rotterdam Centraal
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£1811One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Rotterdam Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 32 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £91
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Rotterdam
Distance:321 km
Train Companies:Eurostar
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Train from London to Rotterdam with Eurostar

You can travel by train from London to Rotterdam with Eurostar for as low as £71. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Eurostar

Eurostar offers high-quality train services from London to Rotterdam and you can book your Eurostar train tickets on Omio starting at £71 one-way. Eurostar’s high-speed railway service connects the United Kingdom to Europe through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with journeys connecting London St Pancras International to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam amongst other popular European cities. The Eurostar train makes travel between the UK and continental Europe as smooth and easy as possible. With Eurostar trains reaching speeds up to 200 mph, you can travel 198 miles (320 km) underwater through the Chunnel from London to Rotterdam.

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). Choose which amenities you prefer when buying your London to Rotterdam train ticket and enjoy the comfortable travel experience with Eurostar!

When purchasing your Eurostar train tickets from London to Rotterdam, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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

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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.

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Trains from London to Rotterdam
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FAQs
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:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5

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 09/06/2021. 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 is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Rotterdam, Netherlands to London, United Kingdom?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Rotterdam to London is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands?

Reentry to 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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
  • 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: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 12/06/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Rotterdam to London train here.

How much do cheap trains from London to Rotterdam cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between London and Rotterdam for as little as £71  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from London to Rotterdam cost on average?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Rotterdam train to cost on average £126  one way.
What is the distance by train from London to Rotterdam?
You should expect to travel around 198 miles (320 km)  between London and Rotterdam by train.
What is the average London to Rotterdam train duration?
The train time from London to Rotterdam is on average 3 h 28 min  for the 198 miles (320 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from London to Rotterdam by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in London goes to Rotterdam? Which train station do I come into Rotterdam from London?

Some of the London train stations to Rotterdam you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Rotterdam include Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Rotterdam Centraal.

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Rotterdam?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Rotterdam Centraal and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Rotterdam.

What train providers offer a service from London to Rotterdam?
If you're looking for trains from London to Rotterdam, you can rely on Eurostar to get you to Rotterdam. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the London to Rotterdam journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I purchase a direct train from London to Rotterdam?
Yes, you can find a direct train between London and Rotterdam with Eurostar  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
When does the first train depart from London to Rotterdam? When does the last train depart from London to Rotterdam?
You can take the first train from London to Rotterdam at 09: 42   or take the last train from London to Rotterdam leaving at 10: 04. Look for the latest London Rotterdam train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket between London and Rotterdam to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets between London and Rotterdam within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £126 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from London to Rotterdam a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Rotterdam
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176