Rotterdam to London train

Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to London

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Cheapest

£193

Average

£215

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.

Eurostar
20:11Rotterdam12h46 08:57London
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£1931One-way
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17:28Rotterdam3h29 20:57London
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£2371One-way

Train schedule Rotterdam to London

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17:28Rotterdam3h29 20:57London
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20:11Rotterdam12h46 08:57London
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Fastest train times from Rotterdam to London

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Fastest Journey

3 h 29 m

Average

8 h 7 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

321 km

Of the 2 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.

Eurostar
17:28Rotterdam3h29 20:57London
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£2371One-way
Eurostar
20:11Rotterdam12h46 08:57London
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£1931One-way

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Overview: Train from Rotterdam to London

distanceDistance198 miles (320 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price£205 (€228)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains 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 are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £205, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £137. Travellers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in London Victoria.

Train providers: Eurostar trains Rotterdam to London

Travel to London from Rotterdam from £137 with Omio’s train partners Eurostar! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from Rotterdam to London in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train from Rotterdam to London, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

Train information from Rotterdam to London with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 34 min
  • Average Price: £137
  • Eurostar frequency: 2 a day

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.

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FAQs

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

Is international entry into London from Rotterdam restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 28/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Rotterdam to London closer to your date of departure here.

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

Is my return train into Rotterdam from London restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months

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: Recommended

Last checked on 27/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rotterdam from London closer to your date of departure here.

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Rotterdam and London to cost as little as £137  in the next 7 days.
The Rotterdam to London train ticket price is on average £205  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
The train distance from Rotterdam to London is around 198 miles (320 km).
While the time it takes to travel 198 miles (320 km) between Rotterdam and London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Rotterdam to London is on average 3 h 29 min.

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

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

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Rotterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0.6 miles (875 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in London most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from this train station to the city centre.

Take the Rotterdam to London train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to London from Rotterdam as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 2 direct trains per day from Rotterdam to London with Eurostar, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Rotterdam for London is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Rotterdam to London at 04: 58   or take the last train from Rotterdam to London leaving at 20: 11. Look for the latest Rotterdam London train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
The price of a one way train ticket from Rotterdam to London is on average £205 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Rotterdam to London available a few months in advance.

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.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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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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