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Traveling from London to Rostock by train

Looking to travel from London to Rostock by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 16 hours 44 minutes to travel from London to Rostock by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 12 hours 49 minutes though. You'll usually find 10 trains per day running along the 869 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes during the journey to Rostock, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with Eurostar, TGV or Thalys on your way to Rostock, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from London to Rostock start from $110.87 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Rostock by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

London to Rostock by train

It takes an average of 16h 44m to travel from London to Rostock by train, over a distance of around 540 miles (869 km). There are normally 10 trains per day traveling from London to Rostock and tickets for this journey start from $110.87 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 12h 49m
PriceFrom $110.87
Distance540 miles (869 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train06:16
Last train20:01
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationRostock
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Eurostar, Flixbus, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Thalys, Regiojet, Traveleuro

London to Rostock train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Rostock for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:16 19:50 13h 34m, 3 changes
07:01 20:33 13h 32m, 3 changes
09:01 21:50 12h 49m, 4 changes
11:04 00:07 13h 3m, 6 changes
13:01 05:50 16h 49m, 4 changes
15:04 07:50 16h 46m, 4 changes
15:04 08:32 17h 28m, 3 changes
15:31 10:32 19h 1m, 5 changes
20:01 17:50 21h 49m, 3 changes
20:01 18:33 22h 32m, 2 changes

Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and Thalys trains from London to Rostock

You can travel from London to Rostock on Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and Thalys 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).

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The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from London to Rostock

The price of train tickets from London to Rostock starts at $110.87 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 to Rostock 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 to Rostock

Want to know more about your journey from London to Rostock? 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 to Rostock take?

The average journey time by train between London and Rostock is 16 hours and 44 minutes, with around 10 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 and Rostock by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Rostock is 12 hours and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Rostock cost?

Train tickets from London to Rostock can start from as little as $110.87 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 to Rostock?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Rostock. Travelling from London to Rostock by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from London to Rostock leave?

The first train from London to Rostock leaves at 06:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Rostock leave?

The last train from London to Rostock leaves at 20:01. 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 and Rostock by train?

Trains travelling from London to Rostock cover a distance of around 540 miles (869 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rostock to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Rostock for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 09/20/2022 for travel on 09/20/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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