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Travelling from London to Rotterdam by train

The average journey time by train between London and Rotterdam Centraal is 7h 51m, with around 2 trains per day, although it can take just 3h 35m on the fastest Eurostar services. What’s more, thanks to the new direct services from the Netherlands, you won’t need to change in Brussels on your way back home.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy your train journey as you get from one city centre to another on a direct Eurostar train. Also, make the most of all the facilities on board, including free WiFi, comfortable seating and the onboard buffet bar (called Café Métropole). If you upgrade to First Class (also known as Business Premier on Eurostar trains), you’ll get additional perks, such as a 10-minute check-in and a complimentary meal served to your seat.

Still not sure about when your next trip from London to Rotterdam Centraal will be? Don’t worry – if you get Eurostar’s flexible ticket, you can buy your ticket today and travel when you feel ready. Flexible tickets allow you to change your booking for free up to 14 days before departure. You’ll just need to pay the difference in fare, just remember that you won’t get a refund if your new ticket is cheaper!

Once you get off your train, make sure you have your ticket ready, as you’ll need to scan it at NS ticket gates when you exit the station. If you buy your ticket from our app, it’ll live there as an e-ticket, meaning no paper and no fuss.

Ready to book? Search for train tickets from London to Rotterdam Centraal in our Journey Planner at the top of this page, or keep reading for more information about train times, cheap train tickets and FAQs.

London to Rotterdam Centraal by train

It takes an average of 13h 6m to travel from London to Rotterdam Centraal by train, over a distance of around 197 miles (317 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from London to Rotterdam Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €46 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 12h 39m
PriceFrom €46
Distance197 miles (317 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train19:36
Last train20:30
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationRotterdam Centraal
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsEurostar, Flixbus

London to Rotterdam Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Rotterdam Centraal for Friday 25th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
11:04 London St-Pancras15:32 Rotterdam Centraal EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets3h 35m, direct
19:36 London Liverpool Street10:18 Rotterdam CentraalZug 14043 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 42m, 2 changes
20:30 London Liverpool Street10:18 Rotterdam CentraalSchnellzug 41706 Greater Anglia Get tickets12h 48m, 3 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras15:32 Rotterdam Centraal EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets3h 35m, direct
19:36 London Liverpool Street10:18 Rotterdam CentraalSchnellzug 41181 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 42m, 2 changes
20:30 London Liverpool Street10:18 Rotterdam CentraalSchnellzug 41708 Greater Anglia Get tickets12h 48m, 3 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras15:32 Rotterdam Centraal EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets3h 35m, direct
20:00 London Liverpool Street10:09 Rotterdam CentraalSchnellzug 41187 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 9m, 2 changes
21:07 London Liverpool Street10:09 Rotterdam CentraalSchnellzug 41781 Greater Anglia Get tickets12h 2m, 3 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras15:32 Rotterdam Centraal EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets3h 35m, direct

Eurostar trains from London to Rotterdam Centraal

You can travel from London 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 to Rotterdam Centraal

The price of train tickets from London to Rotterdam Centraal starts at €46 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 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London 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 to Rotterdam Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between London and Rotterdam Centraal 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from London to Rotterdam Centraal is 12 hours and 39 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from London to Rotterdam Centraal 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.

Is there a direct train from London to Rotterdam Centraal?

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

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

The first train from London to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 19:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Rotterdam Centraal 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.

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

Trains travelling from London to Rotterdam Centraal cover a distance of around 197 miles (317 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rotterdam Centraal to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Rotterdam Centraal.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Rotterdam Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/25/2021. 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 04/12/2021 for travel on 04/12/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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