There are 10 ways to get from Rotterdam to Colchester by train, car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi Tha
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$133 - $302

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London 814
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Stansted Airport London
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester 250

$46 - $108

8 alternative options

Car ferry  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich

$69 - $79

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 12 min

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

$241 - $274

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 12 min

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

$93 - $133

Fly Rotterdam to London City, train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$92 - $321

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Norwich, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Norwich (NWI) AMS - NWI
  3. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester

$132 - $408

Train to Amsterdam, fly to London City, train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$96 - $345

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Southend, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Southend (SEN) AMS - SEN
  3. Take the train from Shenfield to Colchester

$75 - $241

Train to Amsterdam, fly to London Stansted, bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester

$59 - $240

Questions & Answers

The distance between Rotterdam and Colchester is 245 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Colchester is to bus which costs 40€ - 95€ and takes 14 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Colchester is to fly and train which takes 3 h 29 min and costs 75€ - 280€.

No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Colchester via London Victoria Coach Station and Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Rotterdam to Colchester, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Colchester via Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 5 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Colchester via London, London Victoria Coach Station, and Stansted Airport London in around 14 h 24 min.

Airlines
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 to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Norwich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Amsterdam to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Colchester
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
$175
Website
eurotunnel.com
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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