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

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Train  •  3h 33m

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

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Bus  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to London Victoria Coach Station 814 / ...

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Car ferry, train  •  10h 57m

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

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 9m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 28m

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

Fly Rotterdam to London City  •  2h 44m

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

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London City  •  4h 1m

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

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 6m

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

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Gatwick (LGW) AMS - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Netherlands → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

  • There are no current restrictions
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Yes, entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

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No, returning to Netherlands from United Kingdom is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 8 Aug 2022
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to London is to bus, which costs €16 - €35 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to London is to fly which costs €70 - €470 and takes 2h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam Central Station station and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at London St Pancras Intl. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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The distance between Rotterdam Centraal Station and London is 200 miles.

The best way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to London without a car is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs €120 - €350.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Intl takes 3h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam Central Station.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to London train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to London is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs €120 - €350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €35 and takes 11h, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €470 and takes 2h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to London.
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  • Distance: 200.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

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

Eurostar operates a train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Intl once daily. Tickets cost £100 - £300 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam Central Station to London Victoria Coach Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost £22 - £27 and the journey takes 10h 55m. Blablabus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £360
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £18
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£8 - £11
1st Class
£13 - £18
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
Thalys
Standard
£30 - £50
Comfort
£40 - £60
Premium
£45 - £65
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam Central Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£22 - £27
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 Rotterdam to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Stena Line
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £140
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£84
Standard Car - Premium
£134

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

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 1h behind Rotterdam Centraal Station. It is currently 3:08 AM in Rotterdam Centraal Station and 2:08 AM in London.

Rotterdam Centraal Station to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Intl station.

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British Airways offers flights from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport.

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