There are 9 ways to get from Rotterdam to London by plane, train, bus, car ferry, 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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Fly Rotterdam to London City  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY

$70 - $287

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Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London Ouibus / ...

$24 - $65

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to London City  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY

$74 - $294

Train to Amsterdam, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR

$98 - $309

Train to Amsterdam, fly to London Gatwick  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Gatwick (LGW) AMS - LGW

$67 - $229

Train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$198 - $396

Carferry, train  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the carferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich
  2. Take the train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street

$88 - $106

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 47 min

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

$231 - $259

Drive, carferry  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Calais
  2. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

$86 - $123

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at London. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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

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The distance between Rotterdam and London is 321 km.

The best way to get from Rotterdam to London without a car is to train which takes 5 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Rotterdam to London, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to London is to fly which takes 2 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 39 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 8 h 30 min.

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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 London bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at London station.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to London.
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  • Distance: 200.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

British Airways flies from Rotterdam to London 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam to London via Paris-Nord and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 5 h 39 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
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
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
$173
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
8 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.

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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
$40 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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London is 1 h behind Rotterdam. It is currently 1:49 PM in Rotterdam and 12:49 PM in London.

Rotterdam to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St. Pancras International station.

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

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Book your Rotterdam to London bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 8331+ hotels available in London. Prices start at $76 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 .

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