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Trains from Rotterdam to London
Travelling with Eurostar to London is easy and affordable – you’ll journey from city centre to city centre in 3hrs 29mins. Whether you’re heading from Rotterdam to London by train to work or play, visit friends and family, or soak up the sights and culture, your trip will begin from the moment you board. Read on to discover all the reasons why you should travel on the Eurostar Rotterdam to London train.
Take a high-speed train from Rotterdam to London**
To start your journey, get to Rotterdam Centraal at our recommended arrival time to allow plenty of time to go through border controls and security.
When you arrive at the station, please be sure to keep your ticket handy as you’ll need to scan it at the NS ticket gates to enter the station. Find the Eurostar departures building at the end of platform 2. Once there, you’ll need to show your ticket and pass through security before moving to a waiting area.
Rotterdam Centraal station is an iconic and ultra-modern building located in the heart of the city. It’s well connected by public transport links including trams, buses, and metro services.
You’ll find plenty of shops and restaurants at Rotterdam Centraal to keep you occupied before you jump on one of our Eurostar trains.
On board a direct train from London to Lille
Travelling with Eurostar is simple, affordable and relaxing. You can bring two bags and one piece of hand luggage for no extra charge and with no weight limits. We won’t charge you for choosing your seats and there are no restrictions on liquids, so feel free to bring something bubbly for the journey. Find out more about our luggage allowances.
Wherever you sit, you can email, tweet and post all the way with our free onboard wi-fi. You’ll find power sockets at your seat, so you can stay charged up while you relax.
If you find yourself feeling peckish, you can enjoy a range of hot and cold drinks and sweet and savoury snacks at Eurostar Café. And if you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier, you’ll be served a three-course meal at your seat. Find out more about our food on board.
Whether you’re travelling for work, a special occasion, or heading away on a budget break, we’ve got the travel class for you. Check out our seats in Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier.
Taking an indirect train from Rotterdam to London
If the times of our direct trains to London don’t suit, you can get a Eurostar train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi/Zuid instead (it takes 1 hour 27 minutes) and then change to a Eurostar London train for the remainder of the journey.
Get off the train in Brussels and find the departure area under platforms 1 and 2. When you get there, scan the barcode on your Eurostar ticket at the ticket gates, pass through security and passport control and you’re on your way again.
Arriving at London St Pancras International
Eurostar trains arrive right in the heart of London at St Pancras International station, one of the most elegant stations in the world. Built in 1868, it is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture.
On arrival, you can indulge in some boutique shopping, experience fine dining at a world-class brasserie or enjoy a glass of bubbly at the longest champagne bar in Europe.
As well as lots of shops and restaurants, you’ll find underground lines and buses to whisk you to London’s top museums and galleries.
Check our timetables for direct trains from Rotterdam to London
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