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There are 11 ways to get from Rotterdam to Leicester by train, bus, car ferry, night bus, car, car train or plane

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Train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Leicester

$243 - $460

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Bus  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$36 - $81

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Car ferry, train  •  13 h 51 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

$138 - $188

Night bus, train  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to London N814
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Leicester

$94 - $157

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

$250 - $290

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 39 min

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

$108 - $158

Fly Rotterdam to London City, train  •  4 h 24 min

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

$117 - $356

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to East Midlands  •  4 h 52 min

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

$70 - $290

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$94 - $300

Train to Brussels, fly to East Midlands  •  5 h 57 min

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

$78 - $688

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Luton, train  •  5 h 27 min

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

$76 - $235

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Leicester is to bus which costs 30€ - 70€ and takes 13 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Leicester is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 310€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Leicester station. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Leicester via Paris Nord Eurostar and London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Leicester is 390 km.

The best way to get from Rotterdam to Leicester without a car is to train which takes 7 h 5 min and costs 210€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to get from Rotterdam to Leicester, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Leicester is to train which takes 7 h 5 min and costs 210€ - 400€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 70€ and takes 13 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 243.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Leicester via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London St Pancras International in around 7 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Leicester via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 13 h 8 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
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 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
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
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
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
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $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
$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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Once daily
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester is 1 h behind Rotterdam. It is currently 8:47 AM in Rotterdam and 7:47 AM in Leicester.

Rotterdam to Leicester train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Leicester station.

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

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There are 200+ hotels available in Leicester. Prices start at $54 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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