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.

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Train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal Int. trein

$110 - $307

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Bus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 814 / ...

$29 - $67

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Carferry  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the carferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland

$71

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 10 min

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

$234 - $269

Drive, carferry  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rotterdam

$88 - $135

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

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

$93 - $317

Train to Norwich, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Amsterdam (AMS) NWI - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$133 - $406

Bus to London Stansted, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 29 min

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

$57 - $244

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$96 - $344

Train to Southend, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Amsterdam (AMS) SEN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$75 - $245

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 15 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Rotterdam is 153 miles.

The best way to get from Colchester to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Colchester to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to Rotterdam is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 15 min.

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

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Colchester to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Rotterdam is 1 h ahead of Colchester. It is currently 3:15 AM in Colchester and 4:15 AM in Rotterdam.

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

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 153.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

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 Int. in around 5 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Rotterdam via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 13 h 15 min.

Airlines
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
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Southend to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $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
$28 - $40
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
$14 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$200 - $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
$172
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
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 Colchester to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 London to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 London to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
Ouibus
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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