How to get from London to Rotterdam

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from London to Rotterdam

You can get from London to Rotterdam by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Rotterdam on 16 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:16London St Pancras3h16 12:32Rotterdam Centraal
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09:30London11h05 21:35Rotterdam, Conradstraat
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11:04London St Pancras3h28 15:32Rotterdam Centraal
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07:35London City Airport0h55 09:30Rotterdam The Hague Airport
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19:45London City Airport0h55 21:40Rotterdam The Hague Airport
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Travel Information between London and Rotterdam

distanceDistance198 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£95 - £229
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £95 • 9 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £184 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, BA Cityflyer or Eurostar

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 198 miles from London to Rotterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £95. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, BA Cityflyer or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Rotterdam.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Rotterdam

Travel 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.

International travel from London, United Kingdom to Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from United Kingdom?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rotterdam if travelling from London?

Conditions of entry:

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

What measures do I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from London to Rotterdam.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Netherlands is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Netherlands?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 08/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Rotterdam.

There are 4 ways to get from London to Rotterdam: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Rotterdam. Tickets for a coach cost on average £95.

This is compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:

A coach is £88 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from London to Rotterdam costing on average £184.

A coach is generally £134 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £229 from London to Rotterdam.

The fastest way from London to Rotterdam is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.

Other travel options from London to Rotterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 9 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Rotterdam by train can take on average 3 h 16 min.

The distance between London and Rotterdam is around 198 miles.

The average frequency per day from London to Rotterdam is:

  • 2 coaches per day.
  • 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between London and Rotterdam as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Rotterdam:

  • Most travellers board their plane from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Rotterdam:

  • You can travel between London and Rotterdam by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £95 with Flixbus from London to Rotterdam.
  • You can travel by plane to Rotterdam from London with BA Cityflyer, and you can find BA Cityflyer London to Rotterdam tickets for £184 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from London to Rotterdam with Eurostar. Cheap tickets can be found for £229 with Eurostar from London to Rotterdam.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Rotterdam with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 2 direct coaches per day to take to Rotterdam with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to take to Rotterdam with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Rotterdam tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Your journey from London to Rotterdam doesn't have to end in Rotterdam. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. If you’d like to add Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris to your London to Rotterdam trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Rotterdam today!

When planning your trip to Rotterdam from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £95 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £184 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £229 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Rotterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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