On average, the train journey from London to Rotterdam Centraal takes around 4h 30m, with around 3 trains running on this route each day. Although, on the fastest direct Eurostar services, the journey can take just 3h 38m. Also, with direct services running on this route, you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the way.
Once you’ve boarded the Eurostar train, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your train journey from one city centre to another. Make sure you take advantage of the onboard facilities, including free WiFi, comfortable seating and Café Métropole – the onboard buffet bar. If you feel like treating yourself, upgrade to First Class (Business Premier) and you’ll receive additional perks, such as a 10-minute check-in and a complimentary meal served to your seat.
When you’ve stepped off the train, make sure you have your ticket ready to scan it at NS tickets gate when you exit the station. If you buy a ticket through your Trainline app, it’ll live there as an e-ticket, meaning no paper and no fuss. Once you’ve exited the station, you can start exploring the city. There’s a diverse variety of things to do and places to visit in Rotterdam. Grab some food at Markthal, meet animals at Rotterdam Zoo or head to the iconic Erasmsbrug – an iconic bridge nicknamed “the Swan”.
Ready to begin your journey? Search for Eurostar train tickets from London to Rotterdam Centraal in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. For more information, keep reading for train times, tips on how to book 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 4 hours and 0 minutes, with around 3 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 3 hours and 58 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London 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.
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 1 change.
The first train from London to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 09:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 15:04. 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.