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Rotterdam to London trains

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No direct trains from the Netherlands to London from summer 2024 until early 2025

From 15 June until early 2025, we won’t be running any direct trains from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to London due to major track works at Amsterdam Centraal station.​

Don't worry you can still travel from the Netherlands to London by taking the Eurostar to Brussels-Midi/Zuid​, where you'll go through border control and then catch the train to London.

Our direct trains will be back up and running early next year, with a bigger terminal for an even better travel experience.

Travel by train from Rotterdam to London via Brussels

For a smart journey from Rotterdam to London, hop on board the Eurostar. Whizz through three countries in under five hours, and after a quick change in Brussels, you’ll arrive at London St Pancras International, right in the heart of the city.

How do I travel to from Rotterdam to London on an indirect train?

Even though our direct service is on pause, you can still get to London by train. From Rotterdam Centraal station take the Eurostar to Brussels-Midi/Zuid, then hop on the train to London St Pancras International. You can book your entire journey on

Remember to bring your passport, as border checks take place in Brussels before you board the Eurostar to London.

Changing trains in Brussels-Midi/Zuid​

The Eurostar from Rotterdam to Brussels takes just over an hour.

When you arrive in Brussels, follow the signs to the Eurostar departure terminal at platforms 1 and 2.

Simply scan the barcode on your ticket at the Eurostar gates. Keep your passport handy, as you'll need it for security and passport checks. Then, hop on the Eurostar to London.

You'll have about 45 minutes to change trains in Brussels.

More about security and passport control at Brussels-Midi/Zuid​ - Changing trains in Brussels-Midi/Zuid​

Security and passport control in Brussels-Midi/Zuid​

After going through the ticket gates, you'll need to undergo a security check for you and your luggage. Then, your passport will be checked: first by the Belgian authorities and then by the British authorities. If your European passport has a chip, you can scan it at an e-gate.

On board the train to London via Brussels

Whether you’re travelling from Rotterdam to Brussels or from Brussels to London, we’ve got three different travel classes for you to enjoy.​ All classes come with wi-fi and charging points for your gadgets.

You can grab hot and cold snacks and drinks from the Eurostar Café. And, if you're in one of our top travel classes, you'll be treated to a meal right at your seat on the journey between Brussels and London.

Learn more about our travel classes - On board the train to London via Brussels

Arriving at St Pancras International

Our trains arrive right in the heart of London at St Pancras International station - built in 1868, it’s 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.

Your journey in the opposite direction

Heading from London to Rotterdam is a breeze— we still run direct trains from London to Rotterdam. In just 3 hours and 52 minutes, you’ll zip from city centre to city centre.​

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