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.
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.
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 Rotterdam to London 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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam to London is 4 hours and 21 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Rotterdam to London leaves at 12:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Rotterdam to London cover a distance of around 196 miles (316 km) during the journey.