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Train Information to London from Rotterdam

distanceDistance198 miles (320 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price$148 (€123)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train 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 is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $148 (€123), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $94 (€78). Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in London Victoria.

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Eurostar trains to London from Rotterdam

Eurostar trains will get you to London from Rotterdam from $94 (€78). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel between Rotterdam and 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).

  • Average Price: $94

When you buy your Eurostar train tickets between Rotterdam and London don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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.

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Trains from Rotterdam to London
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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Rotterdam and London?

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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 11/26/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to London from Rotterdam as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Netherlands from London, United Kingdom?

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

Is my return train into Rotterdam from London restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

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: Mandatory

Last checked on 11/25/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rotterdam from London closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Rotterdam to London?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to London from Rotterdam for the next 7 days starting from $94 (€78)  one way.
What is the price of a train ticket between Rotterdam and London?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Rotterdam to London train price to come in at an average of $148 (€123)  one way.
How many miles is it from Rotterdam to London by train?
You should expect to travel around 198 miles (320 km)  between Rotterdam and London by train.
What is the Rotterdam to London train travel time?
On average the Rotterdam to London train travel time is 3 h 29 min  for the 198 miles (320 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on 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?

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

Where do I find the Rotterdam train station to London? Where is the London train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal, which is located around 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center.

Which train companies can take me from Rotterdam to London?
Take the Rotterdam to London train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Rotterdam to London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Rotterdam to London?
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Rotterdam to London. You can look to travel with Eurostar  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
How many train services are there to London from Rotterdam a day?
The average number of trains departing Rotterdam for London is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Rotterdam to London? When is the last train from Rotterdam to London?
You can take the earliest train from Rotterdam to London at 12: 56 PM   or take the last train from Rotterdam to London leaving at 6: 28 PM. Look for the latest Rotterdam to London train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I buy Rotterdam to London train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains from Rotterdam to London to cost on average $148 (€123) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Rotterdam to London train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam
London
Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam for your trip to London.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
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Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Public transit 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