New high-speed train in Spain now available Tickets für neuen Hoch­geschwindig­keits­zug in Spanien jetzt verfügbar Le nouveau train à grande vitesse en Espagne est maintenant disponible È disponibile un nuovo treno ad alta velocità in Spagna Ya está disponible el nuevo tren de alta velocidad en España Novo trem de alta velocidade na Espanha agora disponível

London to Rotterdam by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $46.56
  2. 30 day advance $59.57
  3. 7 day advance $106.14
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
  • Distance
    319 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 13m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Rotterdam by train

Fast trains from London to Rotterdam take around 3 hours, covering a distance of approximately 319 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Rotterdam.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Rotterdam?

Direct trains from London to Rotterdam have been found.

We usually find around 6 direct trains on the route from London to Rotterdam every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from London to Rotterdam?

The London to Rotterdam train travel time is normally about 3 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the London to Rotterdam train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Rotterdam is usually scheduled to depart London around 07:16 and the last train is around 17:31. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the London to Rotterdam train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Rotterdam are $46.56.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $59 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $106. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book London to Rotterdam train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Rotterdam by train.

Help with booking alerts

Which train companies operate between London and Rotterdam?

Eurostar is the train company that operates on the route from London to Rotterdam.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Rotterdam to London by train

Other journeys to Rotterdam View all journeys to Rotterdam


The journey from London to Rotterdam by train takes just three hours, so air travel now plays second fiddle to rail on this important route. Eurostar launched a direct twice-daily London to Rotterdam service in April 2018, but there are plenty of additional options with just one easy change of train at either Lille Europe or Brussels Midi, in each case normally continuing to Rotterdam with a high-speed Thalys train (or, in the case of connections through Brussels, sometimes with an Intercity train).

London St. Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal

Travelling by train from London to the Netherlands is a journey which takes in four countries: England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thamesside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Entering France at Calais, the rail route to Brussels then tracks east across Flanders to gain Belgian territory shortly after passing through Lille. All trains to Rotterdam stop at Brussels Midi before tracking north through Antwerp towards Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

The train from London stops at Rotterdam's Centraal Station, from where it is just a short tram ride south to the central district and the complex of museums and galleries around Museumpark.

Buy train and bus tickets for UK and Europe - the easy way

  • Easy, fast and cheap
  • Pay in EUR, GBP, USD or CAD
  • Cheaper UK tickets with Pricehack

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to receive top tips, train news and travel inspiration straight to your inbox

Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.