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Travelling from Rotterdam Centraal to London by train

Looking to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to London by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 3 hours 59 minutes to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to London by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 59 minutes though. You'll usually find 6 trains per day running along the 197 miles (317 km) route between these two destinations. You’ll need to make 1 change during the journey to London, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. If you want to get there quick, high-speed modern Eurostar trains are the way to go. Travelling through the Channel Tunnel and reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you'll enjoy free WiFi and wide, comfortable seating on any Eurostar journey.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to London start from €55.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to London by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Rotterdam Centraal to London by train

It takes an average of 3h 59m to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to London by train, over a distance of around 197 miles (317 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Rotterdam Centraal to London and tickets for this journey start from €55 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 59m
PriceFrom €55
Distance197 miles (317 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
First train06:58
Last train18:58
Departure stationRotterdam Centraal
Arrival stationLondon
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Eurostar, Flixbus

Rotterdam Centraal to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam Centraal to London for Tuesday 16th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:58 09:57 3h 59m, 1 change
09:58 13:57 3h 59m, 1 change
12:58 16:57 3h 59m, 1 change
14:58 18:57 3h 59m, 1 change
15:58 19:57 3h 59m, 1 change
17:58 21:57 3h 59m, 1 change

Eurostar trains from Rotterdam Centraal to London

You can travel from Rotterdam Centraal to London 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 Rotterdam Centraal to London

The price of train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to London starts at €55 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 Rotterdam Centraal to London 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 Rotterdam Centraal to London? 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 Rotterdam Centraal to London take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam Centraal and London is 3 hours and 59 minutes, with around 6 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 Rotterdam Centraal and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam Centraal to London is 3 hours and 59 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Rotterdam Centraal to London can start from as little as €55 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 Rotterdam Centraal to London?

No, there are no direct train services from Rotterdam Centraal to London. Travelling from Rotterdam Centraal to London by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Rotterdam Centraal to London leaves at 06:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rotterdam Centraal to London leaves at 18:58. 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 Rotterdam Centraal and London by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam Centraal to London 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 London to Rotterdam Centraal. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rotterdam Centraal to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rotterdam Centraal to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. 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 01/03/2023 for travel on 01/03/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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