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Travelling from London to Rotterdam by train

Never travelled by Eurostar? Then you haven’t lived! Enjoy the journey of a traveller reborn with this amazing route from London to Rotterdam – if you thought city breaks were good, going by train makes them even better! Instantly recognisable, Eurostar trains speed you across the channel and into Europe, with modern and comfy facilities that ensure you do it all in comfort. There’s a beverage car to keep you refreshed, but if you really want to up the ante then go for Business Premier, where delicious food and drinks, as well as lounge access, are included. So, just when you thought a morning wandering through Kensington Gardens, an afternoon of shopping on Oxford Street or an evening of living it up London’s best Soho bars couldn’t get any better, just know that a fabulous journey to Rotterdam awaits!

Rotterdam in South Holland is a uniquely cool city, combining old with new, cosmopolitan vibes with a more local feel. The Great St. Lawrence Church should be your first stop, as it’s the last relic of the city’s medieval past and a stunning one at that. The Cube Houses, as close to an optical illusion as inner-city housing can get, bring you to the other end of the architectural spectrum, with a unique design that’s almost dizzying to look at. Hungry? The city Market Hall awaits, and that means fresh stroopwaffles, yummy! Take a train to a fabulous adventure, just read the key info below!

London to Rotterdam Centraal by train

It takes an average of 6h 18m to travel from London to Rotterdam Centraal by train, over a distance of around 197 miles (317 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from London to Rotterdam Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 35m
Price€40 - €409.40
Distance197 miles (317 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationRotterdam Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

London to Rotterdam Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Rotterdam Centraal for Monday 6th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
21:02 London Liverpool Street10:09 Rotterdam CentraalSchnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets12h 07m, 2 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras14:46 Rotterdam CentraalEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets4h 45m, 2 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras14:49 Rotterdam CentraalEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets4h 48m, 1 change
11:04 London St-Pancras16:46 Rotterdam CentraalEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets4h 42m, 2 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras16:49 Rotterdam CentraalEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets4h 45m, 1 change
21:02 London Liverpool Street10:09 Rotterdam CentraalSchnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets12h 07m, 2 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras14:46 Rotterdam CentraalEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets4h 45m, 2 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras14:49 Rotterdam CentraalEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets4h 48m, 1 change
11:04 London St-Pancras16:46 Rotterdam CentraalEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets4h 42m, 2 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras16:49 Rotterdam CentraalEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets4h 45m, 1 change

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

Train tickets from London to Rotterdam Centraal start at €40 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €282.24.
lowest price found
from40
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price203.60
on the day
avg. single price282.24

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 6 hours and 18 minutes, with around 4 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 3 hours and 35 minutes.

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

Train tickets from London to Rotterdam Centraal can start from as little as €40 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from London to Rotterdam Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Rotterdam Centraal without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from London to Rotterdam Centraal. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from London to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 09:01. 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 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.

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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Rotterdam Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 07/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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