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London to Rotterdam Trains

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3hrs 13minsto Rotterdam Centraal

Take the train from London to Rotterdam

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.

And there’s no hidden charges for luggage or limits on liquids.

Coming soon: new direct return trains from the Netherlands to London

From 01 September, you can book tickets on our new direct return trains from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to London for as little as $54* each way. With our return route running from 26 October, it’s a good time to start planning a trip to these iconic Dutch cities. And with our new flexible tickets, you can book now to go when you feel ready.

Arriving at the station

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.

What’s on 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.

Arriving in 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.

About your return journey

You can now take a direct train back to London from Rotterdam Centraal in just 3 hours 30 minutes. 

Please arrive at the station 60-75 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

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.

If the times of our direct trains don’t suit, you can take a Thalys train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi/Zuid. Then, there's a quick change onto a direct Eurostar train from Brussels to St Pancras International. 

London to Rotterdam

Far from being just a bustling port, Rotterdam has reinvented itself over the last 60 years, emerging as a cultural hotspot packed with art, architecture and buzzing nightlife. If you want to see all the city has to offer, then why not go on a Rotterdam city break?

What’s on in Rotterdam

February: Art Rotterdam Week

April: Koningsdag

July: North Sea Jazz

August: HOP beer festival

Get a foodie fix

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.

Free and cheap

  • Hop on a bike or a waterbus and explore the 18th-century windmills at Kinderdijk.
  • Browse the city’s markets for everything from books and antiques to fabric and flowers.

$54 tickets

*Fare is from $54 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 01/09/2020to 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.

Flexible tickets

**Customers can exchange tickets in Standard Class and Standard Premier as many times as they want up to 31 December 2020 without payingan 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 ($55 for an adult and $27.50 for a child) and in Standard Premier ($60 for an adult and £27.50 for a child).Applies to tickets booked from 1 July 2020.

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