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Rotterdam to London Trains

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Trains from Rotterdam to London

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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

Rotterdam Central Station Facade

Departing from Rotterdam Centraal 


Get to St Pancras International 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.


Travellers and Eurostar staff on board of a Eurostar train

What’s on board?

Our direct trains have all your needs covered.

There’s a travel class to suit every budget and style, and with sockets at every seat and free wifi for all, you can stay in the loop all the way.

If you feel peckish en route, just stroll to Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet. There, you’ll find drinks, snacks and meals for any time of day – from flaky morning pastries to after-work apéritifs.

If you’re travelling in Standard Premier, you’ll enjoy a light meal and drinks served at your seat. And if you’re travelling all the way to London in Business Premier, you’ll enjoy a three-course meal designed with Raymond Blanc OBE. Bon appétit.

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.

Children under 16 cannot travel unaccompanied on our direct route to the UK.


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.

St Pancras station

Arriving at St Pancras International


Eurostar trains arrive right in the heart of London at the beautiful and historic St Pancras International. As well as lots of shops and restaurants, you’ll find six London Underground connections and buses to whisk you to London’s top museums and galleries where your Eurostar ticket gives you 2 for 1 entry to lots of exhibitions.

eurostar train on the move

Return journey


Your return journey is even faster. With our daily direct train from London to Rotterdam, it only takes 3 hours and 13 minutes to get from city centre to city centre.

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*From £40 per person one way  in Standard Class, valid between London St Pancras International and Amsterdam Centraal station, and between London St Pancras International and Rotterdam Centraal station. There are 1,100 seats available from London to Amsterdam/Rotterdam, and 1,100 seats available from Amsterdam/Rotterdam to London. All seat numbers correct as of 17/11/2020 for travel between 05/01/2021 and 27/03/2021 inclusive. Subject to availability. Availability is limited for travel on Fridays and weekends. Blackout dates apply, including 12/02/2021 to 28/02/2021 inclusive.

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