There are 10 ways to get from Rotterdam to Leicester 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 St Pancras International to Leicester

$138 - $346

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk > La Haye > Rotterdam > Douvres > Canterbury > Londres / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leicester National Express

$43 - $99

8 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  13 h 33 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 Leicester

$153 - $208

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 24 min

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

$262 - $302

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 24 min

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

$110 - $163

Fly Rotterdam to London City, train  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Leicester

$100 - $368

Train to Amsterdam, fly to East Midlands  •  4 h 56 min

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

$71 - $293

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 24 min

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

$95 - $312

Train to Amsterdam, fly to London Luton, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Luton (LTN) AMS - LTN
  3. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Leicester

$67 - $240

Train to Brussels, fly to East Midlands  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to East Midlands (EMA) BRU - EMA

$112 - $731

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Leicester via Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London St Pancras International in around 5 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Leicester via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 14 h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Brussels to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
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
$70 - $210
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$70 - $210
Premier
$170 - $250
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $100
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from London St Pancras International to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Leicester
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
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
$183
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
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rotterdam to Leicester?

The distance between Rotterdam and Leicester is 390 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Leicester?

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Leicester is to bus which costs 35€ - 85€ and takes 14 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Rotterdam to Leicester?

The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Leicester is to fly and train which takes 4 h 15 min and costs 80€ - 310€.

Is there a direct train between Rotterdam and Leicester?

No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Leicester via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

Is there a direct bus between Rotterdam and Leicester?

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

How long does it take to get from Rotterdam to Leicester?

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