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There are 10 ways to get from Cambridge to Rotterdam by train, car ferry, bus, car, car train 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  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal Eurostar / ...

$108 - $303

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Bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Rotterdam Ouibus / ...

$27 - $62

8 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Harwich International
  2. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland

$92 - $105

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 39 min

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

$90 - $138

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 20 min

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

$235 - $270

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM

$96 - $325

Fly London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4 h 7 min

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

$63 - $275

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5 h 8 min

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

$122 - $367

Fly London Stansted to Eindhoven, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Eindhoven (EIN) STN - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

$51 - $238

Train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LTN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$61 - $212

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Rotterdam is to bus which costs £20 - £50 and takes 13 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Rotterdam is to train and fly which costs £70 - £250 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Rotterdam via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via London St. Pancras Int.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Rotterdam is 187 miles.

The best way to get from Cambridge to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs £80 - £240.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Cambridge to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Rotterdam bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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Cambridge to Rotterdam train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Rotterdam is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs £80 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £50 and takes 13 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 187.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Rotterdam via London Kings Cross and London St. Pancras Int. in around 5 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Rotterdam via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 13 h 10 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$200 - $310
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
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 Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Bus operators
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 Cambridge Parkside to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 London to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

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

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

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Rotterdam is 1 h ahead of Cambridge. It is currently 5:10 AM in Cambridge and 6:10 AM in Rotterdam.

Cambridge to Rotterdam train services, operated by Eurostar, 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 $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs £9 - £35.

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