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Train Information from Rotterdam to Edinburgh

distanceDistance417 miles (672 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Rotterdam to Edinburgh cover the 417 miles (672 km) long trip with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

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

Can I enter United Kingdom from Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 22/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Edinburgh from Rotterdam as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return train to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Edinburgh is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Rotterdam from Edinburgh restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Edinburgh?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 20/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rotterdam from Edinburgh closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance from Rotterdam to Edinburgh via train?
The Rotterdam to Edinburgh train distance is approximately 417 miles (672 km).
Which train station from Rotterdam to Edinburgh do I depart from? Which Edinburgh train station from Rotterdam do I arrive in?

Some of the Rotterdam train stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.

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

Where do I find the Rotterdam train station to Edinburgh? Where is the Edinburgh train station?

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

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

How many trains are there between Rotterdam and Edinburgh a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Rotterdam to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam
Edinburgh
Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Rotterdam for your journey to Edinburgh.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Connections to/from station
Subway lines: D, E
Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar