The cheapest trains from Rotterdam to London

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£111

Average

£149

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 Rotterdam to London will cost around £ 149 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 111.

Cheapest
19:28Rotterdam Centraal3h29 21:57London St Pancras International
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£1111One-way
14:28Rotterdam Centraal3h32 17:00London St Pancras International
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£1651One-way
15:58Rotterdam Centraal4h29 19:27London St Pancras International
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£1701One-way

Timetable Rotterdam to London

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14:28Rotterdam Centraal3h32 17:00London St Pancras International
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15:58Rotterdam Centraal4h29 19:27London St Pancras International
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19:28Rotterdam Centraal3h29 21:57London St Pancras International
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Mon
25 Oct
£111Eurostar
£67BlaBlaCar Bus
£119BA Cityflyer
Tue
26 Oct
£111Eurostar
£85BlaBlaCar Bus
£183BA Cityflyer
Wed
27 Oct
£111Eurostar
Find prices
£183BA Cityflyer
Thu
28 Oct
£147Eurostar
£95Flixbus
£183BA Cityflyer
Fri
29 Oct
£134Eurostar
£77Flixbus
£146BA Cityflyer
Sat
30 Oct
£165Eurostar
£71Flixbus
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Sun
31 Oct
£134Eurostar
£71Flixbus
£199BA Cityflyer
Mon
1 Nov
£88Eurostar
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£84BA Cityflyer
Tue
2 Nov
£69Eurostar
£70BlaBlaCar Bus
£106BA Cityflyer
Wed
3 Nov
£69Eurostar
£60BlaBlaCar Bus
£106BA Cityflyer
Thu
4 Nov
£88Eurostar
£49Flixbus
£81BA Cityflyer
Fri
5 Nov
£111Eurostar
£42Flixbus
£84BA Cityflyer
Sat
6 Nov
£57Eurostar
£40Flixbus
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Sun
7 Nov
£111Eurostar
£49Flixbus
£106BA Cityflyer
Mon
8 Nov
£88Eurostar
£48BlaBlaCar Bus
£74BA Cityflyer
Tue
9 Nov
£49Eurostar
£45BlaBlaCar Bus
£56BA Cityflyer
Wed
10 Nov
£53Eurostar
Find prices
£74BA Cityflyer
Thu
11 Nov
£69Eurostar
£31Flixbus
£56BA Cityflyer
Fri
12 Nov
£88Eurostar
£31Flixbus
£74BA Cityflyer
Sat
13 Nov
£88Eurostar
£24Flixbus
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The fastest trains from Rotterdam to London

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 29 m

Average

3 h 50 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

321 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Rotterdam for London every day 2 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 50 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 29 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 29 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.

Fastest
19:28Rotterdam Centraal3h29 21:57London St Pancras International
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£1111One-way
14:28Rotterdam Centraal3h32 17:00London St Pancras International
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£1651One-way
15:58Rotterdam Centraal4h29 19:27London St Pancras International
1 changes
£1701One-way

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Train Information from Rotterdam to London

distanceDistance198 miles (320 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price£157 (€178)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from Rotterdam to London cover the 198 miles (320 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 29 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 journey costs around £157, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £111. Travellers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in London Victoria.

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Travel with Eurostar between Rotterdam and London

Travel between Rotterdam and London from £110 with Omio’s train partners Eurostar! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Eurostar

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 Rotterdam to London 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).

    Eurostar has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train between Rotterdam and London:

    • 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 Rotterdam to London

    Travelling by train to London from Rotterdam takes from approximately four hours to just over six hours on most daily routes, while one evening departure takes 13 and a half hours and arrives the following morning. There are no direct services with all routes requiring one connection. Departures are from Rotterdam Centraal Station and trains terminate at London St Pancras International.

    Which train companies travel from Rotterdam to London?

    Services from Rotterdam to London are either operated solely by the European-owned Eurostar or jointly by Eurostar and either Thalys or NS International IC Brussels. All trains are high speed with spacious carriages and comfortable seating. Onboard services include bistro-bars, luggage storage, power outlets and WiFi.

    How long is the train from Rotterdam to London?

    The fastest trains from Rotterdam to London take just four hours to complete the journey. Others can take up to approximately six hours depending on the waiting time at the transfer station, Brussels-Midi. One evening departure takes around 13 and a half hours and goes via Paris Gare du Nord, arriving the following morning.

    How many trains are there from Rotterdam to London?

    From Monday to Friday, there are 11 daily departures spread throughout the day. The first train leaves in the early morning while the last departure is in the mid-evening. A slightly reduced service operates on Saturdays and Sundays.

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

    Departure train station: Trains travelling between the two cities of Rotterdam and London all depart from Rotterdam Centraal Station. Rotterdam Centraal is a striking, modern station conveniently located for the heart of the city. It is served by intercity, regional and Metro trains as well as long-distance and local buses. Facilities at Rotterdam Centraal include car and bicycle parking, a taxi rank, left luggage storage, toilets, WiFi, shops and restaurants.

    Arrival train station: Trains to London from Rotterdam all arrive at London St Pancras International, an attractive Victorian building with good transport links to the rest of the city. These include suburban and local overground trains as well as underground trains and local buses. Among the station's facilities are car parking, taxi ranks, WiFi, toilets, luggage storage, food outlets and restaurants, including a mezzanine champagne bar, as well as shops that range from supermarkets to high-end boutiques and gift shops.


    Eurostar trains from Rotterdam to London

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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 London 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 Rotterdam to London 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 Rotterdam to London 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 Rotterdam to London

    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 Rotterdam to London.

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    FAQs
    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to London from Rotterdam?

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

    Is international entry into London from Rotterdam restricted?

    International entry 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?

    Entry Requirements:

    • 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 London, United Kingdom?

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

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

    The above information was last checked on 23/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Rotterdam, Netherlands from London, United Kingdom?

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

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

    Reentry to Netherlands 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 London?

    What are the entry requirements?

    • 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:

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

    Last verified on 24/10/2021. 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 London to Rotterdam train here.

    How much does a cheap train between Rotterdam and London cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to London from Rotterdam for as low as £110  for the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a train ticket from Rotterdam to London on average?
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Rotterdam to London train price to come in at an average of £157  one way.
    How far is it from Rotterdam to London by train?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Rotterdam and London via train to be approximately 198 miles (320 km).
    How long is the train to London from Rotterdam?
    The train time to London from Rotterdam is on average 3 h 29 min  for the 198 miles (320 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Rotterdam to London by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station from Rotterdam to London do I depart from? Which London train station from Rotterdam do I arrive in?

    There are a few train stations in Rotterdam to start your journey from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord. In London you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal   and arrive in London Victoria.

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

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Rotterdam Centraal, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Rotterdam.

    The most popular arrival train station, London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of London.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Rotterdam to London?
    Take the Rotterdam to London train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Rotterdam to London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many train services are there from Rotterdam to London a day?
    The average number of trains departing Rotterdam for London is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When can I take the first train from Rotterdam to London? When can I take the last train for the day?
    The first Rotterdam to London train departs at 12: 28   and the last train from Rotterdam to London leaves at 18: 28. Check out the most up-to-date Rotterdam to London train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How early should I buy Rotterdam to London train tickets to get the best deals?
    If you buy Rotterdam to London train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £157. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Rotterdam and London. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Rotterdam
    London
    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 London.
    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