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It usually takes around 7h 51m to travel the 196 miles (316 km) from London to Rotterdam by train, with around 2 trains per day running on this route. There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available from to Rotterdam. Connecting the UK to Continental Europe via the Channel Tunnel, the high-speed Eurostar train brings you from London to Rotterdam in just 3h 35m on the fastest services.
To help you get the best train deals, we’ll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from London to Rotterdam in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you’ll save!
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Rotterdam, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
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 to Rotterdam 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 and Rotterdam is 13 hours and 6 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 to Rotterdam is 12 hours and 39 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Rotterdam can start from as little as €46 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.
No, there are no direct train services from London to Rotterdam. Travelling from London to Rotterdam by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from London to Rotterdam leaves at 19:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Rotterdam leaves at 20:30. 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 to Rotterdam cover a distance of around 196 miles (316 km) during the journey.