There are 12 ways to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St. Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street

$198 - $455

Cheapest option

Bus via London  •  17 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to London Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station National Express / ...

$51 - $102

10 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Liverpool, Liverpool One 1920

$71 - $118

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8 h 7 min

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

$280 - $330

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 6 min

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

$129 - $193

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Liverpool  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Liverpool (LPL) AMS - LPL

$55 - $274

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Manchester (MAN) AMS - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$66 - $258

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) AMS - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Liverpool Lime Street

$97 - $356

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 9 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 Liverpool Lime Street

$95 - $296

Fly Rotterdam to London City, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street

$183 - $472

Train to Brussels, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Manchester (MAN) BRU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$110 - $314

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Manchester (MAN) EIN - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$62 - $252

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Liverpool via London St. Pancras International and London Euston in around 6 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Liverpool via Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal, The Hague, London, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 17 h 51 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Amsterdam to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Amsterdam to Manchester via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Amsterdam to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Manchester via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Train operators
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $280
Premier
$210 - $320
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
$176
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
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
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 - $50
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Rotterdam to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Liverpool, Liverpool One
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rotterdam and Liverpool is 529 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool is to bus which costs 40€ - 90€ and takes 17 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool is to train and fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 45€ - 240€.

No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 36 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Liverpool, Liverpool One via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool, including transfers.