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Train from London to Rotterdam

Rotterdam city centre
Photo © Gastev @ Flickr


Route: London to Rotterdam via Brussels
Journey time: From 4 hours

Detailed itinerary

Option 1: via Brussels

Sample itinerary: The 0827 from St Pancras arrives in Brussels Midi at 1133, to catch the 1218 and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal at 1406. Or have lunch in Brussels and take the 1518, arriving 1706.
Price: From £121 return
Leg 1:

London St Pancras to Brussels Midi

First train 0650 (Mon-Fri), 0657 (Sat), 0804 (Sun).
Last train 1934 (every day).

Frequency of service: 11 trains a day (8 trains on Sunday).


Journey time: from 1 hr 55 minutes
Transfer A quick same-station change of platform at Brussels Midi station to catch the onward connection.

Change of platform

Transfer time: Allow 20 mins
Book a hotel near Brussels Midi
Leg 2: Brussels Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Frequency of service: Hourly


Journey time: From 1 hr 11mins
Destination Welkom in Rotterdam
Book a hotel near Rotterdam Centraal

Your route to Rotterdam

The lines on the map are for illustrative purposes only - they don't show the exact route taken by the train.


Through-fare tickets

>> You can now buy a 'through-fare' ticket from over 300 UK rail stations to London that connect with Eurostar departures to Europe. These tickets cut the cost of the journey from your local station to London when used in conjunction with a Eurostar ticket. See: Through-fare tickets connecting with Eurostar

Changing Stations

The key to travelling by train to Europe is to plan the most convenient connections. Here's our guide to how to change stations within the key hub cities of Paris, Brussels and Lille for onward connections to the rest of Europe.

>> How to Change Train Stations in Paris, Brussels and Lille