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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £35.00
  2. 30 day advance £49.00
  3. 7 day advance £114.50
  • First train
    06:13
  • Last train
    18:04
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 31m
  1. The journey from London to Rotterdam by train takes just three hours, so air travel now plays second fiddle to rail on this important route. Eurostar launched a direct twice-daily London to Rotterdam service in April 2018, but there are plenty of additional options with just one easy change of train at either Lille Europe or Brussels Midi, in each case normally continuing to Rotterdam with a high-speed Thalys train (or, in the case of connections through Brussels, sometimes with an Intercity train).

    Bookings for tickets on the direct train from London to Rotterdam often open as long as six months in advance. If you are keen to get a good deal, this is a route where it really pays to book well in advance. Fares on this popular route often become much more expensive close to the date of travel. For itineraries with a change of train in either Lille or Brussels, bookings normally open four months prior to travel.

    Note that there are not yet direct trains from Rotterdam back to London. They will only start once the UK and the Netherlands have resolved outstanding issues over the British immigration authorities wanting to check passengers' credentials before they board London-bound trains in Rotterdam. Until that is settled, passengers will need to travel first from Rotterdam to Brussels and then board the onward train to London in the Belgian capital.

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    London St. Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal

    Travelling by train from London to the Netherlands is now very easy, with Eurostar offering twice-daily departures on this route. This is a journey which takes in four countries: England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

    The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thamesside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Entering France at Calais, the rail route to Brussels then tracks east across Flanders to gain Belgian territory shortly after passing through Lille. All trains to Rotterdam stop at Brussels Midi before tracking north through Antwerp towards Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

    London to Rotterdam tickets on Loco2 are the same price as booking directly with Eurostar. The train from London stops at Rotterdam's Centraal Station, from where it is just a short tram ride south to the central district and the complex of museums and galleries around Museumpark.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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