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Overview: Train from London to Rotterdam

distanceDistance198 miles (320 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price$150 (€125)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersEurostar

Trains from London to Rotterdam cover the 198 miles (320 km) long route taking on average 3 h 28 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $85 (€71), but the average price of train tickets is $150 (€125). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

Train providers: Eurostar from London to Rotterdam trains

Find the best trains between London and Rotterdam with Omio's travel partners Eurostar from $85 (€71). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, 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 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).

Eurostar from London to Rotterdam train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 34 min
  • Average Price: $85
  • Eurostar frequency: 1 a day

These are Eurostar's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from London to Rotterdam:

  • 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

Travel between the UK's busy capital and the Dutch province of Rotterdam has never been easier, thanks to high-speed services offered by Eurostar. During the week, passengers can expect two direct departures, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with numerous indirect routes requiring one change at Brussels Midi. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, passengers are sure to find a departure to suit their needs.

Which train companies travel from London to Rotterdam?

All trains from London to Rotterdam are served by Eurostar. Passengers can choose from Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier tickets, with different perks attached to each class. The high-speed trains reach speeds of up to 186mph, traveling under the Channel Tunnel to reach its destinations.

How long is the train from London to Rotterdam?

The fastest direct service from London to Rotterdam can complete the 300-mile route in just 3 hours 16 minutes. Indirect services, requiring one change at Brussels Midi take closer to 4 hours. Some later departures require an overnight stay at Brussels, taking travel time to well over 11 hours, including transfers.

How many trains are there from London to Rotterdam?

During the week, passengers can expect 2 direct services from London to Rotterdam, with 7 indirect journeys supplementing the service. On a Saturday there is one direct departure in the morning, and on a Sunday, the direct departure is in the evening. Over the weekend, there are still 7 indirect departures. Indirect departures are spread throughout the day, starting at around 8:00 a.m. The last departure to reach Rotterdam on the same day is the 6:00 p.m. service.

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

Departure train station: All trains depart from London St Pancras, found in central London. The station is within walking distance of both Euston and Kings Cross, providing links to most of the country. St Pancras is served by the Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan and Victoria London Underground lines, as well as several bus routes from around the city.

Arrival train station: Passengers will alight at Rotterdam Centraal, the main railway station in the Dutch port city. The station, as the name suggests, is centrally located. Station facilities include toilets, baggage storage, bicycle parking as well as shops, bars, and dining options.

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between London and Rotterdam?

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:

  • 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
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

When traveling 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 12/7/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Rotterdam from London before traveling.

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 requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last checked on 12/7/21. 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 train to London from Rotterdam here.

How much are cheap trains between London and Rotterdam?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap London to Rotterdam trains for as little as $85 (€71)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from London to Rotterdam?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Rotterdam train to cost on average $150 (€125)  one way.

How far is it from London to Rotterdam by train?

You should expect to travel around 198 miles (320 km)  from London to Rotterdam by train.

How long is a train between London and Rotterdam on average?

The London to Rotterdam train duration is on average 3 h 28 min, which is to be expected when traveling 198 miles (320 km) to Rotterdam from London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What train station in London goes to Rotterdam? What train station do I come into Rotterdam from London?

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

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

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

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Rotterdam most often arrive at Rotterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0.4 miles (659 m) from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers can take me from London to Rotterdam?

For the trip from London to Rotterdam you can take a train with Eurostar. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from London to Rotterdam on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains per day are there between London and Rotterdam?

On average, there is 1 train a day from London to Rotterdam. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from London to 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 journey and save money. If you book train tickets between London and Rotterdam within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $150 (€125) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from London to Rotterdam a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Rotterdam
London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your trip to Rotterdam.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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ParkingParking
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 2078437688
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transit options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139