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

Recommended option

Train  •  3h 32m

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

£100 - £300

Cheapest option

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 3m

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

£47 - £227

7 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  10h 55m

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

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 10m

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

£173 - £194

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 14m

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

£62 - £90

Fly Rotterdam to London City  •  2h 41m

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

£163 - £297

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London City  •  3h 57m

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

£64 - £277

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Luton, train  •  4h 36m

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

£54 - £309

Train to Brussels, fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Heathrow (LHR) BRU - LHR

£84 - £239

Rotterdam Centraal Station to London by train

The train journey time between Rotterdam Centraal Station and London is around 3h 35m and covers a distance of around 320 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 35m. Operated by Eurostar, the Rotterdam Centraal Station to London train service departs from Rotterdam Centraal and arrives in London St Pancras Eurostar. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 35m
Fastest train time:
3h 35m
Train distance:
320 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£100
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
13:28
Last train departs at:
14:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rotterdam Centraal Station to London train schedules

Netherlands → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, France, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Taiwan and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Monaco, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, San Marino, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States and Vatican with the exception of France
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Israel, Malta, Monaco, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, San Marino, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican with the exception of France

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in London is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Yes, entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to London is to drive and car ferry, which costs €70 - €110 and takes 6h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to London is to fly which costs €190 - €350 and takes 2h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 32m.

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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 32m and costs €120 - €350.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar takes 3h 32m including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 32m and costs €120 - €350. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €190 - €350 and takes 2h 41m.

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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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London is 1h behind Rotterdam Centraal Station. It is currently 9:41 PM in Rotterdam Centraal Station and 8:41 PM in London.

Map of how to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to London.
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  • Distance: 199.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 32m

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

Eurostar operates a train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar once daily. Tickets cost £100 - £300 and the journey takes 3h 32m. Alternatively, British Airways flies from Rotterdam Centraal Station to London Bank DLR 6 times a week.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £110
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £260
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£30 - £110
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £120
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £390
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
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 20 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
19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
Thalys
Standard
£30 - £50
Comfort
£40 - £60
Premium
£45 - £65
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £75
Website
Thalys
Standard
£35 - £55
Comfort
£50 - £65
Premium
£50 - £75
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Ferry operators

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

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