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There are 10 ways to get from Rotterdam to London by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International

$108 - $262

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Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London Ouibus / ...

$24 - $65

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Bus via Canterbury  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Canterbury Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury to London Elephant and Castle National Express / ...

$35 - $48

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

$229 - $257

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

$85 - $123

Fly Rotterdam to London City  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY

$70 - $287

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Stansted  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN

$76 - $250

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London City  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY

$74 - $310

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Heathrow  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR

$97 - $325

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Gatwick  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Gatwick (LGW) AMS - LGW

$66 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to London is to bus which costs 21€ - 60€ and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to London is to fly which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at London. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to London. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 11 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and London is 321 km.

The best way to get from Rotterdam to London without a car is to train which takes 4 h 11 min and costs 90€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Rotterdam to London, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to London bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Rotterdam station.

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Rotterdam to London train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to London is to train which takes 4 h 11 min and costs 90€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 60€ and takes 9 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to London.
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  • Distance: 200.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and London, England?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to London via Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 4 h 11 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Rotterdam to London twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$75 - $90
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Rotterdam to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to London
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Canterbury to London Elephant and Castle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Rotterdam to London bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at London station.

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London is 1 h behind Rotterdam. It is currently 5:31 AM in Rotterdam and 4:31 AM in London.

Rotterdam to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St. Pancras International station.

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British Airways offers flights from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport.

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Book your Rotterdam to London bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Rotterdam Airport is to line 33 bus which takes 19 min and costs 2€.

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