The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Rotterdam will cost around $ 325 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 188.
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Trains per day
Of the 10 train that leave London for Rotterdam every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 321 km distance in an average of 5h 19m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3h 16m .
The slowest train will take 12h 1m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 8 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$84|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||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.
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.
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.
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.
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.