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Taking the train from London to Rotterdam

Ever travelled on a train at super fast speeds, several hundred feet below the sea's surface? The Eurostar is an experience everyone should try at least once, and its super fast services can take you from London to Rotterdam in a little over three hours.

A beautiful port city with plenty of old buildings and fascinating features, Rotterdam often appears on lists of the best cities to visit in the Netherlands due to its fun zoo, iconic landmarks, and intriguing museums. Still not convinced? Find out more about this fascinating European trip from London to Rotterdam further down the page.

London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal by train

It takes an average of 7h 51m to travel from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal by train, over a distance of around 198 miles (319 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal and tickets for this journey start from $58.55 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 35m
PriceFrom $58.55
Distance198 miles (319 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
Departure stationLondon St-Pancras
Arrival stationRotterdam Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsEurostar, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal for Tuesday Feb 23rd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:04 15:39 3h 35m, direct
21:02 10:09 12h 7m, 2 changes

Eurostar trains from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal

You can travel from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal on Eurostar trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

Cheap train tickets from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal

The price of train tickets from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal starts at $58.55 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal

Want to know more about your journey from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between London St-Pancras and Rotterdam Centraal is 7 hours and 51 minutes, with around 2 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London St-Pancras and Rotterdam Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal is 3 hours and 35 minutes.

How much does the train from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal cost?

Train tickets from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal can start from as little as $58.55 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal leave?

The first train from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 11:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal leave?

The last train from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 21:02. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London St-Pancras and Rotterdam Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal cover a distance of around 198 miles (319 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/23/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 06/22/2021 for travel on 06/22/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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