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There are 11 ways to get from Rotterdam to Birmingham by train, bus, car ferry, night bus, 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.

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Train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$153 - $372

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Bus  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

$37 - $82

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Car ferry, train  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich
  2. Take the train from Harwich International to Cambridge
  3. Take the train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street

$153 - $208

Night bus, train  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to London N814
  2. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street

$115 - $181

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 38 min

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

$255 - $295

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 52 min

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

$108 - $163

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Birmingham (BHX) AMS - BHX

$59 - $245

Fly Rotterdam to London City, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$117 - $401

Train to Brussels, fly to Birmingham  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Birmingham (BHX) BRU - BHX

$67 - $313

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Manchester (MAN) AMS - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street

$99 - $318

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to East Midlands (EMA) AMS - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street

$104 - $344

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Birmingham is to bus which costs 30€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Birmingham is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Birmingham is 439 km.

The best way to get from Rotterdam to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 6 h 1 min and costs 130€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Rotterdam to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Birmingham bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Rotterdam station.

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Rotterdam to Birmingham train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Birmingham is to train which takes 6 h 1 min and costs 130€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 274.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Birmingham via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 6 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Birmingham via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 12 h 42 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$75 - $90
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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 Rotterdam to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to London
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Rotterdam to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham is 1 h behind Rotterdam. It is currently 1:31 AM in Rotterdam and 12:31 AM in Birmingham.

Rotterdam to Birmingham train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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Air France, KLM and Flybe offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 601+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Rotterdam Airport is to line 33 bus which takes 18 min and costs 2€.

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