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Rotterdam Centraal

Stationsplein 1, 3013 AJ Rotterdam

No direct trains from the Netherlands to London from summer 2024 until early 2025


From 15 June until early 2025, we won’t be running any direct trains from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to London due to major track works at Amsterdam Centraal station.​

Don't worry you can still travel from the Netherlands to London by taking the Eurostar to Brussels-Midi/Zuid​, where you'll go through border control and then catch the train to London.

Our direct trains will be back up and running early next year, with a bigger terminal for an even better travel experience.

Departing from Rotterdam Centraal station

Travelling to London with a change in Brussels?

Your train will usually depart from platform 2 or 3, but check the station screens just to be sure.

Arrive at least 20 minutes before departure, and board your train at least five minutes before it leaves.

Luggage and passport checks will take place in Brussels before you get on your train to London.

Find out more about your departure experience in Brussels-Midi/Zuid - Travelling to London with a change in Brussels?

Trains to Antwerp, Brussels and Paris from Rotterdam Centraal

Please arrive at the station 20 minutes before your train leaves.

  1. Scan your ticket at the NS gates to get to the platform. To prevent accidental charges when using bank cards stored on your phone, store your Eurostar ticket in your mobile wallet or the Eurostar app.
  2. Check the departure board for your train and find the correct platform.
  3. When the train arrives, get on and find your seat.

To make sure we leave on time, be ready to board five minutes before the scheduled departure.

Booking accessible travel in Rotterdam Centraal

Find everything you need to know about accessible travel, including how to book, help with your luggage, parking and station facilities and much more on our accessible travel page.

More about accessible travel - Booking accessible travel in Rotterdam Centraal

Station details and facilities

  • Cafés, shops and supermarkets
  • Cash machines
  • The NS International ticket office. See opening hours
  • The NS International Lounge. See opening hours
  • Baggage storage
  • Self-service ticket machines
  • Toilets with baby-changing facilities
  • Bike rental and storage

The station is easily accessed by foot, bike or by public transport. It’s served by both metro and tram lines as well as a number of bus routes. To find out how to drive to Rotterdam Centraal, see Google Maps.

You'll need to scan the barcode of your train ticket at the NS gates to enter and exit the station.

Using a mobile ticket?

To avoid accidental charges, don't scan a PDF or screenshot of your Eurostar ticket if your bank cards are stored on your phone. Save your ticket in Apple Wallet or Google Pay Wallet instead, and disable contactless payments (NFC).

The ticket gates can read both ticket barcodes and digital bank cards. Sometimes, they might read a bank card on your phone instead of the ticket barcode, resulting in an incorrect payment of up to €20.

If you're charged in error, visit the OVpay website to find out how to get a refund.

Tickets issued by other carriers may not have a barcode, so you'll need to speak to a member of staff or press the (i) button next to the ticket gates for assistance.

If you're continuing your journey within the Netherlands, you'll find trains to every corner of the country departing from Amsterdam Centraal.

Plan your journey

Please speak to a member of staff at the OV Service & Tickets Shop.

Or call NS Customer Service on +31 (0) 30-7515155.

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