By Train from London (United Kingdom) to Leeuwarden (Netherlands)

Journey Summary

Depart London (United Kingdom)

London St Pancras International

Arrive Leeuwarden (Netherlands)

Journey Time
6hr 12min - 6hr 19min
Leeuwarden is the European Capital Of Culture in 2019 and thanks to the new direct train service from the UK to The Netherlands - getting there by train from London should be straightforward.

Mon-Fri = 2 x connections per day
Sat/Sun = 1 x connection per day

Changing Trains in: Rotterdam

The direct Eurostars from London to Rotterdam will arrive in Rotterdam Centraal station* 3 mins before the departure of a direct train from Rotterdam to Leeuwarden.

So if the Eurostar is on time or early and you're happy to make a dash for it, you can avoid having to make the usual additional connection.

This usual additional connection involves taking the train from Rotterdam to Zwolle (the train that will be heading to Groningen) and making an additional change of trains at Zwolle.

This train on to Zwolle will depart from Rotterdam Centraal around 33 mins after the train from London has arrived - so it should be an easy transfer.

Hence NS International offering this combination of trains when looking up this journey.

The connection at Zwolle is pretty much guaranteed to be straightforward - the train on to Leeuwarden will be departing from the same platform/track only 3 mins later.

However, you don't HAVE to make this additional connection in Zwolle.
Hang back in Rotterdam and 30 mins after the train to Groningen via Zwolle has departed, there will be a direct train from Rotterdam to Leeuwarden.

Tickets will be valid on whatever trains you take to continue the journey on from Rotterdam - whether you:
- make a dash for the first train to Leeuwarden
-  hang back for the next direct train on from Rotterdam to Leeuwarden -
- OR make the second connection in Zwolle.

**NS International shows 'Rotterdam Centraal Eurostar' as the station that the Eurostar will arrive at, but it is the same station, Rotterdam Centraal, that the connections on to Leeuwarden will depart from.

Train 1

  • Depart: London (United Kingdom)
  • Arrive: Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • Journey time: 3hr 1min

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Train 2

  • Depart: Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • Arrive: Zwolle (Netherlands)
  • Journey time: 1hr 35min

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Train 3

  • Depart: Zwolle (Netherlands)
  • Arrive: Leeuwarden (Netherlands)
  • Journey time: 55 min

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