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There are 9 ways to get from London to Rotterdam by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Rotterdam Centraal Eil

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Bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Rotterdam BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 6m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from London to Port of Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Port of Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rotterdam

Fly London City to Rotterdam  •  2h 46m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM

Fly London City to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  3h 59m

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

Fly London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  3h 57m

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LGW - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

Train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 33m

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

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The cheapest way to get from London to Rotterdam is to bus which costs £28 - £50 and takes 9h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Rotterdam is to fly which takes 2h 46m and costs £70 - £250.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Rotterdam. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 28m.

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The distance between London and Rotterdam is 321 km.

The best way to get from London to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs £110 - £330.

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The train from London St Pancras Intl to Rotterdam Centraal takes 3h 28m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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London to Rotterdam bus services, operated by BlaBlaCar Bus, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Rotterdam train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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The best way to get from London to Rotterdam is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs £110 - £330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £50 and takes 9h 55m, you could also fly, which costs £70 - £250 and takes 2h 46m.

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Map of how to get from London to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 320.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 28m

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

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Intl to Rotterdam Centraal twice daily. Tickets cost €120 - €380 and the journey takes 3h 28m. Alternatively, BlaBlaCar Bus operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Rotterdam once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €50 and the journey takes 9h 55m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €500
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €480
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
€9 - €14
1st Class Full Fare
€16 - €24
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €60
Website
https://www.thalys.com/fr/en
Standard
€26 - €40
Comfort
€28 - €40
Premium
€45 - €60
Gatwick Express
Phone
+44 345 850 1530
Website
gatwickexpress.com
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14
Schedules at
https://www.gatwickexpress.com/travel-information/plan-your-journey/timetables
Website
https://www.gatwickexpress.com/
Anytime Day SIngle
€14
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Luton
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/
Anytime Day Single
€17 - €25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€25 - €35
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Rotterdam Central Station
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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London to Rotterdam bus services, operated by BlaBlaCar Bus, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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Rotterdam is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 8:38 AM in London and 9:38 AM in Rotterdam.

London 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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Book your London to Rotterdam train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your London to Rotterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 740+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at €39 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to tram which takes 22 min and costs £2 - £7.

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