Travel from 18 May
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.
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.
And 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.
*The analysis of Eurostar versus air emissions has been based on an independent analysis by Paul Watkiss Associates Ltd.
The comparison between Eurostar and aviation is made based on the kg of greenhouse gas emissions [CO2(e)] per train journey per passenger for an average single trip (based on the average of the outward and return journey). This allows a direct, accurate and fair analysis, i.e. a like for like comparison, as it takes account of the fact that rail journeys are typically longer (in km) than equivalent air journeys (so for rail, emissions per passenger journey are higher than emissions per passenger km, when compared to air).
For the estimation of Eurostar emissions, energy use data (electricity consumption) from Eurostar trains (on scheduled services) has been measured using on-board meters. The additional electricity losses in the high voltage, rail transmission and distribution systems, i.e. from the power station to the train itself, are also included in the electricity consumption per journey. Load factors (passenger numbers) are based on the latest full year of reported passenger and train data.