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There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow to Rotterdam by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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

Fly from Glasgow, train  •  4h 28m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GLA - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

63€ - 374€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  21h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N814 / ...

33€ - 55€

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly, train  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) EDI - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

47€ - 257€

Train  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal Eurostar / ...

290€ - 914€

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 34m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Hull
  2. Take the car ferry from Hull to Rotterdam

164€ - 309€

Train, car ferry  •  17h 32m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manningtree
  3. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland

144€ - 516€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 6m

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

265€ - 323€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Rotterdam is to bus which costs £29 - £50 and takes 21h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs £55 - £340 and takes 4h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via London, London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Euston station and London St. Pancras Int.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h.

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The distance between Glasgow and Rotterdam is 720 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 9h and costs £260 - £850.

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It takes approximately 4h 28m to get from Glasgow to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow to Rotterdam train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Rotterdam is to train which takes 9h and costs £260 - £850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £50 and takes 21h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 720.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 28m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Rotterdam via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St. Pancras Int. in around 9h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Rotterdam via LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station and London, London Victoria Coach Station in around 21h 5m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 270€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
28€ - 270€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 270€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 270€
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 240€
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 240€
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 240€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Train operators
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
9€ - 21€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
Eurostar
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 400€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
50€ - 75€
Anytime Day Single
170€ - 250€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
280€ - 400€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Glasgow to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 - Victoria Coach Station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Rotterdam is 1h ahead of Glasgow. It is currently 4:18 AM in Glasgow and 5:18 AM in Rotterdam.

Glasgow to Rotterdam train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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KLM and easyJet offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 693+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 19 min and costs £8.

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