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There are 12 ways to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool by train, bus, night 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.

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Train  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street

$218 - $442

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Bus  •  15h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express / ...

$44 - $120

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Night bus, train  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to London N814
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool South Parkway

$125 - $206

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8h 10m

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

$275 - $325

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 21m

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

$128 - $193

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Manchester, train  •  5h 19m

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

$66 - $242

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Liverpool  •  5h 8m

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

$54 - $258

Train to Brussels, fly to Manchester, train  •  6h 39m

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

$79 - $276

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6h 17m

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

$91 - $334

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 20m

  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 International to Liverpool Lime Street

$91 - $244

Fly Rotterdam to London City, train  •  6h 6m

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

$182 - $471

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Manchester, train  •  6h 36m

  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 - $255

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool is to bus which costs 35€ - 110€ and takes 15h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Liverpool station. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 59m.

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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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 34m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Liverpool is 529 km.

The best way to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 7h 34m and costs 180€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 7h 34m to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool is to train which takes 7h 34m and costs 180€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 110€ and takes 15h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 330.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 34m

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Liverpool via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 7h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Liverpool via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 15h 59m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Virgin West Coast Trains
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Birmingham International to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
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
24m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
1h 26m
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

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
9h 30m
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
10h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to London
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Rotterdam to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Liverpool is 1h behind Rotterdam. It is currently 4:20 PM in Rotterdam and 3:20 PM in Liverpool.

Rotterdam to Liverpool train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.

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British Airways, easyJet, KLM and Flybe offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Manchester Airport.

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

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