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There are 8 ways to get from London to Rotterdam by train, bus, car ferry, car, car train or plane

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Rotterdam Central Station

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree
  2. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland

Drive, Eurotunnel

  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

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

Fly London City to Rotterdam

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

Fly London City to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

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

Fly London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  2. 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 £14 - £28 and takes 10h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Rotterdam is to fly which takes 2h 39m and costs £70 - £400.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Rotterdam Central Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart five times a week, 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 - £310.

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The train from London St Pancras Intl to Rotterdam Centraal takes 3h 28m including transfers and departs five times a week.

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London to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £28 and takes 10h 30m, you could also fly, which costs £70 - £400 and takes 2h 39m.

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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 5 times a week. Tickets cost €120 - €350 and the journey takes 3h 28m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Rotterdam Central Station twice daily. Tickets cost €26 - €35 and the journey takes 10h 30m. Blablabus 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
€85 - €550
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €550
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €700
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €550
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
Eurotunnel
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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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
Bus operators
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).

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 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
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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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Stena Line
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€97
Standard Car - Premium
€155

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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 Central Station.

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Rotterdam is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 5:33 PM in London and 6:33 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 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 197+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at €100 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 £1 - £5.

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