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There are 12 ways to get from Leeds to Rotterdam by train, bus, car, car ferry, 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  •  6 h 23 min

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

$118 - $319

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Bus  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Rotterdam Ouibus / ...

$36 - $73

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Drive, car ferry  •  8 h

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

$121 - $183

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7 h 41 min

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

$266 - $316

Fly Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LBA - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$65 - $316

Train to Manchester, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$74 - $271

Train to Doncaster/Sheffied, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Doncaster
  2. Fly from Doncaster/Sheffied (DSA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DSA - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$74 - $362

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam  •  5 h 6 min

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

$106 - $341

Train to Birmingham, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BHX - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$119 - $338

Train to Humberside, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Hull
  2. Fly from Humberside (HUY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HUY - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$102 - $619

Train, bus to Liverpool, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LPL - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$80 - $307

Train to Durham, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Darlington
  2. Fly from Durham (MME) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MME - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$90 - $660

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Rotterdam is to bus which costs £27 - £60 and takes 15 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs £50 - £250 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeds station to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and arriving at Rotterdam via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leeds to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via London St. Pancras Int.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 23 min.

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The distance between Leeds and Rotterdam is 284 miles.

The best way to get from Leeds to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs £90 - £250.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Leeds to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Leeds to Rotterdam bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Leeds to Rotterdam train services, operated by LNER, depart from Leeds station.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Rotterdam is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs £90 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £60 and takes 15 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 284.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Leeds to Rotterdam via London Kings Cross and London St. Pancras Int. in around 6 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Rotterdam via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 15 h 15 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Humberside to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Durham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Doncaster/Sheffied to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Leeds to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$17 - $27
1st Class
$30 - $50
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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Leeds to Hull
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $26
Train from Leeds to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
National Express
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.

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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 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Rotterdam is 1 h ahead of Leeds. It is currently 5:08 PM in Leeds and 6:08 PM in Rotterdam.

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

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Jet2.com and KLM offer flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 600+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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