There are 7 ways to get from London to Rotterdam by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal Int. trein

$85 - $280

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Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 814 / ...

$20 - $55

5 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 46 min

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

$227 - $259

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 6 min

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

$81 - $125

Fly London City to Rotterdam  •  2 h 35 min

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

$72 - $288

Fly London City to Amsterdam, train  •  3 h 56 min

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

$75 - $315

Fly London Heathrow to Amsterdam, train  •  3 h 59 min

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

$98 - $327

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The cheapest way to get from London to Rotterdam is to bus which costs £15 - £45 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Rotterdam is to fly which costs £50 - £220 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St. Pancras Int. and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 1 min.

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The distance between London and Rotterdam is 200 miles.

The best way to get from London to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 3 h 1 min and costs £65 - £210.

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The train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal takes 3 h 1 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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London to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Rotterdam is to train which takes 3 h 1 min and costs £65 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £45 and takes 9 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £220 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 200.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

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

Eurostar operates a train from London to Rotterdam twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $280 and the journey takes 3 h 1 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London to Rotterdam 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 9 h 55 min. Ouibus also services this route twice daily.

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
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. 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
$173
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
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 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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

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Rotterdam is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 2:03 PM in London and 3:03 PM 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 bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 570+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £3 - £4.

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