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Rotterdam to London Trains

City centre
to city centre
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Trains from Rotterdam to London


New direct return trains from the Netherlands to London

You can book tickets on our new direct trains from Rotterdam to London for as little as £40 each way*. With our new direct trains from the Netherlands, you no longer need to change in Brussels on the return.So, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the journey as we shuttle you seamlessly from city centre to city centre.

And with our new flexible tickets, you can book now to go when you feel ready.

Take a direct train from Rotterdam to London

Travelling from Rotterdam to London has never been easier. Go from the centre of one city to the heart of your destination direct in just 3 hours 30 minutes.


Departing from Rotterdam Centraal

Get to Rotterdam Centraal at our recommended arrival time to allow plenty of time to get through border controls and security. 

• Find the Eurostar departures building in the middle of platform 2. Once there, you’ll need to show your ticket and pass through security before moving to a waiting area.

• To reach the departures building on platform 2, you’ll need to scan your ticket at the earlier NS ticket gates.

• When it’s time to board, use the signs on the platform to find your coach number

Please make sure to download your mobile ticket or print it before your journey. A service fee of €5 is charged for printing tickets in the ticket office in the Netherlands.

Just so you know, some of our trains might need to stop at Brussels-Midi/Zuid for less than half an hour for border security reasons. This wait is scheduled into your journey time – so you won’t be late. You won’t be able to leave the train during the wait.


What’s on board?

If you’re in Standard Premier or Business Premier you’ll be served a complimentary meal at your seat. You’ll also find plug points available throughout your coach to recharge any devices.

If you’re in Standard, head to Café Metropole, our on board bar buffet, for coffee and a croissant or just stretch out in our comfy seats and enjoy the views of Kent whizzing by.


Taking an indirect train from Rotterdam to London

If the times of our direct trains to London don’t suit, you can take a Thalys train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi/Zuid instead (it takes 1 hour 27 minutes) and then change on to a Eurostar train for the remainder of the journey.

Get off the Thalys train in Brussels then 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.


Arriving at St Pancras International

Eurostar trains arrive right in the heart of London at St Pancras International station. There you have the choice between taxis, buses or the Underground to get to your final destination – just follow the signs. If you haven’t already bought your pre-charged Oyster card on board, you can get one at the ticket machines at the station.


Return journey

Your return journey is even faster. With our daily direct trains from London to Amsterdam, it only takes 3 hours and 52 minutes to get from city centre to city centre.

Other Eurostar routes

London to Rotterdam Trains

With our new daily trains direct from St Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal, it takes just 3hrs 13 mins to speed from city centre to city centre.

London to Rotterdam trains
Trains to the Netherlands

Laidback and friendly, whether you go to Amsterdam or Rotterdam, Holland is the perfect place for a holiday.

Trains to the Netherlands
Amsterdam to London Trains

From Buckingham Palace to the colourful district of Camden, there are so many things to explore in the British capital.

Amsterdam to London Trains