There are 10 ways to get from Rotterdam to Southampton by plane, train, bus, night bus, car, car train or car ferry

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, train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$98 - $330

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Bus, train  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Central

$53 - $138

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Southampton  •  3 h 52 min

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

$58 - $219

Train to Amsterdam, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 24 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 Waterloo to Southampton Central

$102 - $337

Train to Amsterdam, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 18 min

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

$96 - $259

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 22 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 Southampton Central

$111 - $304

Train to Amsterdam, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  3. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
  4. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central

$122 - $359

Night bus, train  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to London N814
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$77 - $121

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 47 min

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

$246 - $281

Drive, carferry  •  7 h 4 min

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

$98 - $148

Questions & Answers

The distance between Rotterdam and Southampton is 423 km.

The best way to get from Rotterdam to Southampton without a car is to bus and train which takes 10 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Rotterdam to Southampton, including transfers.

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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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Southampton is 1 h behind Rotterdam. It is currently 1:14 PM in Rotterdam and 12:14 PM in Southampton.

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

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There are 741+ hotels available in Southampton. Prices start at $84 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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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 264.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

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

There is no direct connection from Rotterdam to Southampton. However, you can take the line 33 bus to Rotterdam, Rotterdam Airport, take the walk to Rotterdam airport, fly to London City, take the walk to London City Airport DLR Station, take the train to Canning Town DLR Station, take the walk to Canning Town Underground Station, take the Tube to Waterloo Underground Station, take the walk to London Waterloo, then take the train to Southampton. Alternatively, you can take the train to Schiphol Airport, take the walk to Amsterdam airport, fly to Southampton, take the walk to Southampton Airport Parkway, then take the train to Southampton.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
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 Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Amsterdam to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Amsterdam to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
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
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
$35 - $65
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
Ferry operators

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