There are 13 ways to get from Rotterdam to Plymouth 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.

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Train  •  10 h 7 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 Paddington to Plymouth

$322 - $623

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Bus  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express / ...

$50 - $135

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Bus, train  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth

$153 - $304

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8 h 11 min

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

$276 - $326

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 27 min

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

$128 - $188

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Exeter, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Exeter (EXT) AMS - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$109 - $284

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bristol (BRS) AMS - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$132 - $360

Fly Rotterdam to London City, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth

$193 - $511

Train to Brussels, fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bristol (BRS) BRU - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$177 - $472

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Cardiff, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Cardiff (CWL) AMS - CWL
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  4. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$164 - $512

Train to Amsterdam, fly to London City, train  •  8 h 29 min

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

$198 - $519

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Southampton, train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Southampton (SOU) AMS - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
  4. Take the train from Reading to Plymouth

$192 - $425

Fly Rotterdam to Exeter, train  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Exeter (EXT) RTM - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$194 - $866

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Plymouth is to bus which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 16 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Plymouth is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 250€ and takes 6 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 30 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Plymouth is 625 km.

The best way to get from Rotterdam to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 10 h 7 min and costs 270€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 7 min to get from Rotterdam to Plymouth, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Plymouth is to train which takes 10 h 7 min and costs 270€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 16 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Rotterdam to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 390.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Plymouth via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 10 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Plymouth via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 16 h 30 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Rotterdam to Exeter via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Rotterdam to Exeter via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Rotterdam to Exeter via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Rotterdam to Exeter via Chambery
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Rotterdam to Exeter via London City, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Rotterdam to Exeter via London City, Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
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
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
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
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
Eurostar
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Reading to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
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
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
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
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 Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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