There are 6 ways to get from Rotterdam to Dover by train, bus, car, car ferry, 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  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to Ashford International Station

$123 - $202

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Dover Ouibus

$25 - $35

4 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 30 min

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

$68 - $98

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3 h 43 min

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

$247 - $277

Fly from Rotterdam, train  •  4 h 9 min

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

$100 - $337

Train to Amsterdam, fly, train  •  5 h 18 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 International to Dover Priory

$104 - $344

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Dover is to bus which costs 21€ - 30€ and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Dover is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs 210€ - 250€ and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Dover is 236 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Rotterdam to Dover, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Dover. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Dover. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Dover Priory via Gare de Lille Europe and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Dover.
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  • Distance: 147.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Dover via Lille Europe, Gare de Lille Europe, Ashford International Station, and Ashford International in around 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Dover twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h 45 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 London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
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 Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $140
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Ashford International Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$90 - $110
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
$168
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Dutch Railways (NS)
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
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Dover
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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