London to Utrecht 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 $61.51
  2. 30 day advance $82.70
  3. 7 day advance $146.95
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 56m
  • Distance
    365 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Utrecht by train

Fast trains from London to Utrecht take around 3 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 365 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Utrecht.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Utrecht?

Journeys between London and Utrecht usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from London to Utrecht every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 10 departures.

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

The London to Utrecht train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Utrecht is usually scheduled to depart London around 06:13 and the last train is around 18:04. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:57, and the last at 17:55.

What's the London to Utrecht train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Utrecht are $61.51.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $82 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $146. 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 Utrecht train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 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 Utrecht by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and Utrecht?

More than one train company operates on the route from London to Utrecht, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurostar
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercités
  • Thalys

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

Utrecht to London by train

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Eurostar & Intercity

It is a simple matter to travel by train from London in Utrecht, and a journey that's been made all the easier by the launch in spring 2018 of direct Eurostar trains from London to the Netherlands. The change of train is at Rotterdam, with the onward journey from Rotterdam to Utrecht being on a comfortable Dutch Intercity train.

Don't worry if the timings of the direct trains from London to the Netherlands do not quite suit your schedule. There are plenty of alternative options to Utrecht, usually involving an additional change of train at either Lille Europe or Brussels Midi.

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.

Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

During much of the working day, fast Intercity (IC) trains leave Rotterdam Centraal every 15 minutes for Utrecht Centraal. During the early morning hours (especially on Sundays) and late evenings, the frequency drops to just half hourly. It is normally a 37-minute journey, with most trains making just two stops along the way. These are at Rotterdam Alexander and at the city of Gouda (irredeemably associated with the eponymous cheese). This is a route more noted for its clinical efficiency than for any remarkable scenery along the way.

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Child and youth passengers

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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.