There are 13 ways to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool by train, plane, bus, car ferry, night bus, car or car train

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 to Amsterdam, fly to Liverpool  •  4 h 34 min

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

$55 - $258

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Bus  •  16 h 14 min

  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

$49 - $105

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 27 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

$67 - $243

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h 6 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 - $340

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 6 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 - $280

Fly Rotterdam to London City, train  •  5 h 44 min

  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 Brussels, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 26 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

$112 - $315

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 34 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

$63 - $256

Train  •  8 h 47 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 Euston to Liverpool Lime Street

$311 - $579

Car ferry, train  •  17 h 22 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich
  2. Take the train from Manningtree to Peterborough
  3. Take the train from Peterborough to Liverpool Lime Street

$173 - $231

Night bus, train  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Take the night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to London
  2. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street

$153 - $234

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

$276 - $326

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 21 min

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

$128 - $193

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool is to bus which costs 40€ - 90€ and takes 16 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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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 16 h 14 min.

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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 Paris Nord Eurostar and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 47 min.

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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 8 h 47 min and costs 260€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min 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 8 h 47 min and costs 260€ - 500€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 90€ and takes 16 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 330.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Liverpool via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 8 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Liverpool via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 16 h 14 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, 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 Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
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
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
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
1 h 24 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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
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
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Eurostar
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $160
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.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 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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.

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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
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Liverpool Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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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 1 h behind Rotterdam. It is currently 5:45 PM in Rotterdam and 4:45 PM in Liverpool.

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

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easyJet offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 597+ hotels available in Liverpool. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Rotterdam Airport is to line 33 bus which takes 19 min and costs 2€.

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