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There are 9 ways to get from Ashford to Rotterdam by train, bus, car train, car, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity / ...

$77 - $187

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Bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Rotterdam Ouibus

$25 - $37

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Train via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity / ...

$77 - $187

Train, bus  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N814 / ...

$54 - $113

Eurotunnel, drive  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Rotterdam

$249 - $280

Car ferry, drive  •  4h 6m

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

$69 - $108

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM

$97 - $324

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 31m

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

$100 - $351

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 3m

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

$127 - $373

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ashford to Rotterdam is to bus which costs £18 - £28 and takes 10h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Ashford to Rotterdam is to train and fly which costs £70 - £250 and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ashford to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Ashford(Kent) Int. and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 22m.

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The distance between Ashford and Rotterdam is 165 miles.

The best way to get from Ashford to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 4h 22m and costs £55 - £150.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Ashford to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Ashford to Rotterdam train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The best way to get from Ashford to Rotterdam is to train which takes 4h 22m and costs £55 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £28 and takes 10h 10m.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Rotterdam is 1h ahead of Ashford. It is currently 10:38 AM in Ashford and 11:38 AM in Rotterdam.

Map of how to get from Ashford to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 164.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 22m

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

You can take a train from Ashford to Rotterdam via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 4h 22m. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Ashford to Rotterdam once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 8h 30m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $95
Premier
$90 - $110
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ashford International to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Ashford International to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Canterbury to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Ashford to Rotterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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

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There are 600+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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