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.
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 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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Rotterdam Centraal is 12 hours and 39 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from London to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 19:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from London to Rotterdam Centraal cover a distance of around 197 miles (317 km) during the journey.