Trains from London to Rotterdam
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There are 2 daily trains from London to Rotterdam. Traveling by train from London to Rotterdam usually takes around 3 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Eurostar train can make the trip in 3 hours and 16 minutes.
|Distance||199 mi (321 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 16m|
|Trains per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Eurostar|
Which train should you take from London to Rotterdam?
Eurostar is the one and only train line which connects London to Rotterdam. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
Eurostar train tickets from London to Rotterdam start from $165, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Eurostar schedules to Rotterdam. Eurostar in London leaves from London St Pancras International . And in Rotterdam trains arrive at Rotterdam Central Transit Station .
From London to Rotterdam train travel on Eurostar takes 3 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Rotterdam faster, Eurostar offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 16 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Eurostar offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Rotterdam.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from London to Rotterdam during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from London to Rotterdam?
The distance between London and Rotterdam is approximately 199 miles, or 321 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 16 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from London to Rotterdam on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs London at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from London to Rotterdam?
Trains leave the station in London twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Rotterdam with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Rotterdam to London.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
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With origins as a small fishing village in the 13th century, Rotterdam is now the largest port in Europe. The city's unique architecture attracts visitors from all over the world, with its many angular and glass buildings standing out among much of Europe's old-world architectural style. Rotterdam is worth visiting on its own, or travel on an entire tour of 8 Dutch cities.
The exciting contemporary feel of Rotterdam extends into its art and design scene, home to many modern art galleries and Groos, a vast and eclectic concept store selling pieces by Rotterdam-based designers. For a more traditional art museum, visit the Museum van Boijmans Beuningen, one of Europe's finest art galleries displaying works by Van Gogh, Monet, and Magritte.
Rotterdam is also home to a growing food scene, and visitors can experience this in the impressive Markthal. With over 100 stalls and restaurants, the Markthal is the best place for visitors to sample authentic local cuisine.
Getting to Rotterdam is simple, whether by sea, air, rail, or road. Several airlines fly to Rotterdam The Hague Airport, and a convenient shuttle bus offers frequent transport to the city. Rotterdam's Centraal Station also provides international train services across Europe, and FlixBus offers convenient travel from various locations throughout the continent. In addition, you can take a ferry to Rotterdam from Hull in the UK and experience the city's famous port first-hand.
Where is the train station in London?
Main departure station: London St Pancras International
There is one train station in London.
All train stations in London:
London St Pancras International
Where is the train station in Rotterdam?
Main arrival station: Rotterdam Central Transit Station
Rotterdam has one train station.
Train stations in Rotterdam:
Rotterdam Central Transit Station
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