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Journey Summary

Rotterdam to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hour.other 39 minute.other
Train Ticket Price: $71
Trains depart from:Rotterdam
Trains arrive in:London
Distance:321 km
Train Companies:Eurostar
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Train from Rotterdam to London with Eurostar

Travel between Rotterdam and London from $158 (€125) with Omio’s train partners Eurostar! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.


Train tickets for Eurostar from Rotterdam to London are available on Omio for as little as $158 (€125) when you book in advance. Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom to continental Europe through the Channel Tunnel, popularly known as the “Chunnel, ” with routes from London to Paris, Lille, Brussels, and Amsterdam amongst other European destinations. The Eurostar effectively opens up train travel in Europe to UK travelers.

With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 200 mph (320 kmh), you will travel 198 miles (320 km) from Rotterdam to London underwater in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your train tickets for the Chunnel from Rotterdam to London, you can choose between Standard, Standard Premier (light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, lounge access, spacious seats, hot meal and priority boarding). You can enjoy a quiet and relaxing train journey across Europe with Eurostar.

Eurostar's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Rotterdam to London are the following:

  • 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

With up to 16 route options per day, travelers will find rail travel a quick and convenient option to reach London from Rotterdam. Thanks to high-speed Eurostar connections, passengers can expect journey times of as little as 4 hours. All services are indirect and require a change at Brussels-Midi to join the Eurostar service, though the first leg is offered by numerous providers. Departure times are spread throughout the day giving passengers a range of choice when planning their trip.

Which train companies travel from Rotterdam to London?

The first leg of the journey from the Dutch coastal town to Brussels-Midi, where passengers will join the Eurostar service, is serviced by Thalys and NS International. When passengers take a Eurostar train from Rotterdam there will still be a change required at Paris Gare du Nord as there are no direct services available.

How long is the train from Rotterdam to London?

Journey times from Rotterdam to London vary slightly. The fastest route is a combined service offered by Thalys and Eurostar and takes just under 4 hours. Other direct services take up to 5 hours 40 minutes, depending on the wait time at Brussels-Midi.

How many trains are there from Rotterdam to London?

Each day passengers can choose from nearly 16 route options from Rotterdam to London. Departures are spread throughout the day, with services beginning at 8:30 a.m. on weekdays and a little later at 8:45 a.m. on weekends. Services are shared between Thalys and NS International who offer the first leg of the journey, and all services from Brussels-Midi to London St Pancras are offered by Eurostar.

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

Departure train station: Trains depart from Rotterdam Centraal, located directly in the heart of the city. The station has numerous tram, bus and metro connections, making it very accessible to all. The number 33 bus leaves Rotterdam The Hague airport for Rotterdam Centraal every 20 minutes, taking just over 20 minutes to complete the journey.

Arrival train station: All trains arrive at London St Pancras, located in the heart of the capital city. Numerous underground lines serve the station including Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan and Victoria. Both London Kings Cross and Euston station are within walking distance, and numerous bus routes serve the station, stopping just outside.

Travel Tips

Trains from Rotterdam to London
Travel by train to London 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 Rotterdam to London.
Am I allowed to travel by train from Rotterdam, Netherlands to London, United Kingdom?

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

Can I enter United Kingdom from Netherlands?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • 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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 6/20/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Rotterdam and London as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from London, United Kingdom to Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Return travel from United Kingdom to Netherlands is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Rotterdam from London?

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5

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

Last checked on 6/20/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Rotterdam from London.

How much do cheap trains to London from Rotterdam cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to London from Rotterdam for as low as $158 (€125)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Rotterdam and London?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Rotterdam to London train price to come in at an average of $158 (€125)  one way.
What is the distance between Rotterdam and London by train?
The train distance from Rotterdam to London is around 198 miles (320 km).
How long is a train to London from Rotterdam on average?
The Rotterdam to London train duration is on average 3 h 35 min, which is to be expected when traveling 198 miles (320 km) to London from Rotterdam. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by train from Rotterdam to London, which train station in Rotterdam do I depart from and which train station in London do I arrive in?

When departing from Rotterdam, you have various train station options to start your route from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord. When arriving in London, you can end your route in train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

Omio customers book a train from Rotterdam Centraal   to London Victoria   most frequently for this route.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

What train providers go from Rotterdam to London?
For the best Rotterdam to London train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Rotterdam and London to compare what amenities they may offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Rotterdam to London?
Yes, you can search for direct trains from Rotterdam to London on Omio with Eurostar, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
When is the earliest train from Rotterdam to London? When is the last train from Rotterdam to London?
You can take the first train from Rotterdam to London at 11: 28 AM. The last train from Rotterdam to London that you can take departs at 12: 28 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Rotterdam to London schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I buy train tickets from Rotterdam to London to score 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 trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Rotterdam and London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $158 (€125) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Rotterdam to London a few months in advance.