There are 10 ways to get from Colchester 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 1 min

$111 - $317

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 36 min

  1. 250

$37 - $56

8 alternative options

Car ferry  •  9 h 19 min

$69 - $79

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 10 min

$238 - $273

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 14 min

$89 - $135

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam  •  3 h 22 min

  1. LCY - RTM

$93 - $318

Train to Norwich, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. NWI - AMS

$133 - $407

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. LCY - AMS

$96 - $345

Bus to London Stansted, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. STN - AMS

$60 - $244

Train to Southend, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. SEN - AMS

$75 - $245

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Rotterdam via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St. Pancras International in around 5 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Rotterdam via Stansted Airport London, London Victoria Coach Station, and London in around 12 h 36 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Norwich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Southend to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $280
Premier
$210 - $320
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
$176
Website
eurotunnel.com
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colchester and Rotterdam is 245 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Rotterdam is to bus which costs £27 - £45 and takes 12 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Colchester to Rotterdam is to train and fly which takes 3 h 22 min and costs £65 - £240.

No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Rotterdam via Stansted Airport London and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 36 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Colchester to Rotterdam, including transfers.