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 return new route running from 26 October, it’s a good time to start planning a Thames-side adventure.
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.
Please arrive at the station 45-60 minutes before your train’s due to leave. Once you’re at the station:
1. Scan the barcode on your ticket at the NS ticket gates
2. Follow signs to platform 2 where you’ll find the Eurostar departures area
3. Once you’re there, our team will check your ticket (ticket checks close 30 minutes before departure)
4. Then you’ll go through security and passport control
5. 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.
Our direct trains starting on 26 October 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.
Read news, reviews and destination inspiration in Metropolitan, our onboard magazine. Or kick back and catch up on a TV show or film with our free onboard entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With our new three-times daily train direct from St Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal, it takes just 3hrs 13 mins to speed from city centre to city centre.
Laidback and friendly, whether you go to Amsterdam or Rotterdam, Holland is the perfect place for a holiday.
Go from the heart of Amsterdam to the centre of London direct in just 4 hours 09 minutes.
*Fare is from £40 per person one way in Standard class valid from/to Amsterdam Centraal station or Rotterdam Centraal station to/from London St Pancras International. There are 8,200 tickets available at this price in Standard class. On sale from 01/09/2020 to travel between London and Amsterdam & Rotterdam from 26/10/2020 to 28/01/2021, excluding the following dates: from 16/10/2020 to 18/10/2020 inclusive, from 23/10/2020 to 25/10/2020 inclusive, from 30/10/2020 to 01/11/2020 inclusive, and from 18/12/2020 to 03/01/2021 inclusive.Subject to availability. Ticket numbers correct as of 24/08/2020.
**Customers can exchange tickets in Standard Class and Standard Premier as many times as they want up to 31 December 2020 without paying an exchange fee as long as tickets are exchanged 14 days or more before the departure date of the individual journey. Tickets are non-refundable. Where tickets are exchanged for a higher price ticket, customers will need to pay the difference. Where tickets are exchanged for a lower price ticket, the difference in price will not be refunded. Tickets in Standard Class and Standard Premier that are exchanged within 14 days of the individual journey will incur an exchange fee per person and per individual journey in Standard Class (£30 for an adult and £15 for a child) and in Standard Premier (£40 for an adult and £15 for a child).Applies to tickets booked from 1 July 2020.