Ferry to Rotterdam


When you come from the UK you can decide to come to Rotterdam by ferry and even take your car! There are several for getting to Rotterdam by ferry. One option is to take the ferry from Hull to Rotterdam. The ferry leaves in the evening and you can sleep at the ferry, so when you wake up you have arrived in Rotterdam! From the ferry terminal you can take the bus to the center of Rotterdam.

Hoek van Holland

Another option is to take the ferry to Hoek van Holland. The ferry to Hoek van Holland takes only 5,5 hours and you can easily change to a direct train to Rotterdam in Hoek van Holland. The train will take you in 30 minutes to Rotterdam Central Station!

Other connections

When you take your car you could also decide to take a ferry to IJmuiden, Duinkerken (Belgium) or Calais (France) and drive from there to Rotterdam. Most people who travel to and from the UK use the ferries in Dover, because it's a very quick connection and the additional driving time to Rotterdam is not too bad.

From To Operated by Travelling time Driving time
Hull Rotterdam P&O Ferries 10 hours and 15 minutes 0
Harwich Hoek van Holland Stena line 5 hours and 30 minutes 30 minutes
Newcastle IJmuiden DFDS Seaways 15 hours 1 hour
Dover Calais (France)

P&O Ferries

1 hour 30 minutes 3 hours
Dover Duinkerken (Belgium) DFDS Seaways 1 hour 45 minutes 2 hours and 40 minutes

Take your car with you

The ferries are very comfortable and have all kinds of facilities on board to enjoy your journey. Most of them have restaurants, bars, shops, casinos and cinemas on board. Of course the ferries take longer than the plane, but the advantage is that you can take your car with you if you would like to see other parts of the Netherlands or Europe. If you just want to visit Rotterdam you won't need your car because public transport is very good.

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