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There are 7 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  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int. Est

$201 - $364

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Dover Ouibus

$24 - $35

5 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

$250 - $280

Fly Rotterdam to London City, train  •  4 h 2 min

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

$105 - $337

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Stansted, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$113 - $309

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$109 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Dover is to bus which costs 21€ - 30€ and takes 8 h.

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Dover. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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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 Paris Nord Eurostar and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 19 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Dover is 236 km.

The best way to get from Rotterdam to Dover without a car is to train which takes 6 h 19 min and costs 170€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Rotterdam to Dover, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Dover is to train which takes 6 h 19 min and costs 170€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 30€ and takes 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Dover.
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  • Distance: 147.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Dover via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, Ashford(Kent) Int., and Ashford International in around 6 h 19 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Dover once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h.

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 Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol 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 Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
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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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
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
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
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
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 Dover
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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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 to Dover bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Dover station.

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Dover is 1 h behind Rotterdam. It is currently 9:40 PM in Rotterdam and 8:40 PM in Dover.

Rotterdam to Dover train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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

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Book your Rotterdam to Dover bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 502+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Rotterdam Airport is to line 33 bus which takes 20 min and costs 2€.

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