With our new three-times daily train direct from London St Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal, it takes just 3hrs 13 mins to speed from city centre to city centre.
And there’s no hidden charges for luggage or limits on liquids.
You’ll need to arrive at St Pancras International 45-60 minutes before departure.
That way there’ll be plenty of time to scan your ticket at the ticket gates and breeze through security and passport control.
Once you’re through, you can pick up a few refreshments for the journey or just sit back and relax until it’s time to board.
Kick back and enjoy the scenery as it flashes by. Or relax with a copy of Metropolitan, our monthly onboard magazine.
Lose yourself in a TV programme or film, a fascinating documentary, or some kids’ TV.
Or dive into a world beneath the waves with Eurostar Odyssey – a virtual reality adventure on board.
There’s free wi-fi on our trains and each seat has a power socket – so, there’s no danger of your phone dying before you can post that all-important onboard selfie.
You can get food and drinks from Café Métropole if you get peckish. And, if you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier, you’ll get a complimentary meal.
Children under 16 cannot travel unaccompanied on our direct route to the Netherlands.
Please be sure to keep your ticket handy for arrival. You’ll need to scan it at the NS ticket gates to exit your destination station.
Looking for local information? Pick up maps, flyers for attractions, and ask for handy travel tips at Rotterdam Tourist Information. You’ll find it just inside the main entrance to Rotterdam Centraal.
On the way back, take a Thalys train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi/Zuid. Then, take a direct Eurostar train from Brussels to London St Pancras International which takes under two hours.
Our booking system will find the best possible price for your combined Thalys and Eurostar ticket.
To change at Brussels, hop off the Thalys train (don’t forget your luggage), then head to the ground floor. You’ll find the Eurostar 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.
Please make sure to download your mobile ticket or print it before your journey. A service fee of 5 euros is charged for printing tickets in the tickets office in the Netherlands.
From its buzzing nightlife to its vibrant art and culture scene, Rotterdam has so much to explore. Here’s a few highlights from a dynamic, must-see city. If you want to discover all the city has to offer, then why not go on a Rotterdam city break?
February: Art Rotterdam Week
July: North Sea Jazz
August: HOP beer festival
If it’s food you’re after, make a beeline for Markthal.
Inside you’ll find nearly 100 stalls selling everything edible under the sun, as well as restaurants and a cookery school.
Typically, the train journey from London to Rotterdam takes 3hrs 13mins. When you view the available tickets, you will be able to see the length of the train journey for each departure time.
Unlike airlines, there are no hidden costs when travelling by Eurostar. Once you have picked your train tickets (Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier), there will be no additional fees for seat selection, advanced booking, or luggage allowance.
Eurostar tickets from London to Rotterdam can be booked up to 180 days before your return travel date, however, there are a few exceptions depending on engineering work or when you book. Have a look at our booking calendar and available days will show in black while the greyed-out dates are not available for sale just yet.
You can take liquids on the Eurostar and there is no volume limit, so you can bring all your toiletries and even a bottle of bubbly!
There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.
You should get to St Pancras International 45 to 60 minutes before departure in order to pass the customs and security checks before your train departs.
Between London and Rotterdam, the high-speed lines allow our trains to drive at a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).
Eurostar trains to Rotterdam leave from London St Pancras International. You can also travel to Rotterdam from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International, but you'll need to change in Brussels. If you're travelling from another city in the UK, you can book your entire journey on eurostar.com. Just take a train to London first, then hop on the Eurostar to Rotterdam.
Standard adult tickets allow you to bring two pieces of luggage that are up to 85cm long, and one small piece of hand luggage such as a handbag or briefcase. You can find out more information about luggage allowances here.
Pets are not allowed to travel on the Eurostar, apart from guide and assistance dogs which are welcome onboard. Have a look here to read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.