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Direct train travel from Rotterdam to London

The average train time from Rotterdam to London is 5h 39m, although it takes just 4h 09m on the fastest direct Eurostar trains. There are around 11 trains per day running from Rotterdam to London, the first train leaves at 06:58 and the last train leaves at 22:14.  

  • All trains depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.  
  • All trains arrive into London St Pancras station.  

Forget lengthy security queues or paying for costly airport transfers. Take a direct high-speed Eurostar train and you can be in London’s bustling centre in just four hours. Book Business Premier seats on the Eurostar for the most comfortable trip under the Channel Tunnel, with flexible travel options, priority boarding and food and drink included.  

With no changes along the way, the quickest train journey is less time consuming than taking a flight from Rotterdam to London for city centre to city centre travel. Arrive into London’s St. Pancras station and you’re a short walk from a plethora of exciting restaurants in Kings Cross. Jump on the underground for easy access to the rest of central London.  

Ready to book or find out more? Keep scrolling down and you’ll see all our FAQs and train times for trains from Rotterdam to London.  

Rotterdam to London by train

It takes an average of 10h 39m to travel from Rotterdam to London by train, over a distance of around 196 miles (316 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Rotterdam to London and tickets for this journey start from €46 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 21m
Price€46 - €413
Distance196 miles (316 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationRotterdam
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaBus, Eurostar

Rotterdam to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam to London for Sunday 24th Jan 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
14:18 Rotterdam Centraal Eurostar17:00 London St-PancrasEurostar 9145 Eurostar Get tickets4h 22m, direct
19:42 Rotterdam Centraal08:24 London Liverpool StreetIntercity 2275 NS Get tickets13h 42m, 3 changes
19:42 Rotterdam Centraal08:54 London Liverpool StreetIntercity 2275 NS Get tickets14h 12m, 2 changes
13:28 Rotterdam Centraal Eurostar16:09 London St-PancrasEurostar 9145 Eurostar Get tickets4h 21m, direct
19:51 Rotterdam Centraal08:24 London Liverpool StreetRegionalExpress 5066 NS Get tickets13h 33m, 3 changes
19:51 Rotterdam Centraal08:54 London Liverpool StreetRegionalExpress 5066 NS Get tickets14h 3m, 2 changes
13:28 Rotterdam Centraal Eurostar16:09 London St-PancrasEurostar 9145 Eurostar Get tickets4h 21m, direct
19:51 Rotterdam Centraal08:24 London Liverpool StreetRegionalExpress 5066 NS Get tickets13h 33m, 3 changes
19:51 Rotterdam Centraal08:54 London Liverpool StreetRegionalExpress 5066 NS Get tickets14h 3m, 2 changes
13:28 Rotterdam Centraal Eurostar16:09 London St-PancrasEurostar 9145 Eurostar Get tickets4h 21m, direct

Eurostar trains from Rotterdam to London

You can travel from Rotterdam 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 to London

Train tickets from Rotterdam to London start at €46 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 €226.93.
lowest price found
from46
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price99.84
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price110.79
on the day
avg. single price226.93

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 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 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 Rotterdam 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 to London take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam and London is 10 hours and 39 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam to London is 4 hours and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Rotterdam to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Rotterdam to London 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 Rotterdam to London?

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

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

The first train from Rotterdam to London leaves at 12:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rotterdam to London leaves at 19:51. 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 and London by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam to London cover a distance of around 196 miles (316 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Rotterdam. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rotterdam to London.
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 Rotterdam to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 24/01/2021. 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 18/01/2021 for travel on 18/03/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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