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.
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).
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal is 3 hours and 35 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal can start from as little as €57 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
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.
The first train from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 11:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from London St-Pancras to Rotterdam Centraal cover a distance of around 198 miles (319 km) during the journey.