Ferry from the UK to Rotterdam in Holland
The ferry to Rotterdam departs from the English city of Hull. The passage to Rotterdam is a pleasant way for visitors from the UK to start their holidays on mainland Europe. Passengers can travel by night boat and continue their travels the following day. It is also an excellent way to explore Dutch cities from departure points in the middle of the UK.
On this page you will find a lot of information and tips about this ferry service from shipping company P&O Ferries.
Round trips start at €427,- (2 passengers + car), this is the best price we found. Reservations can be made online at poferries.com. The farther in advance you make your reservations, the lower the price. A cabin is included in the price.
Timetable Hull to Rotterdam
For the crossing from England to Rotterdam P&O Ferries stick to a daily schedule with the following arrival and departure times
- Departure Hull: 20:30
- Arrival Rotterdam: 09:00
The return from Rotterdam to Hull sails on the following daily schedule
- Departure Rotterdam: 21:00
- Arrival Hull: 07:30
Departure, sailing time & arrival
make sure to leave in plenty of time – check-in closes 90 minutes before departure for vehicles.
The ship to Rotterdam departures from:
P&O North Sea Ferries Ltd
Hull Ferry Terminal 1
King George Dock
Hull, HU9 5QA
The sailing time between Hull and Rotterdam is approximately 11 hours and 30 minutes. The exact sailing time may differ due to weather conditions and currents.
The ferry arrives at the following address:
Luxemburgweg 2, 3198 LG Europoort Rotterdam
Parking and Transportation Information
The terminal in Hull is easily reached by car and bus from downtown Hull. A taxi ride costs approximately £5 (€8). P&O bus transfers are also available. Boarding takes place at St. Stephens, bus stop D. The last bus departs at 5:15 pm. Tickets cost £3.25.
Ferry Hull to Rotterdam costs
P&O Ferries advertises a starting price of €147,- per person for a single journey without car. With an ideal booking, in the low season, which you then calculate back to ‘per person', this is possible. In reality however, you will notice that this is not a very realistic price. A single trip is usually much more expensive and for a return trip with a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) with a car, you will quickly pay a total of around €558. For this you will get two nights on board and you no longer have to rent/book at location.
Generally, the earlier you book, the cheaper it is. In addition, there are sometimes offers that you can take advantage of.
Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands, known for its port and modern architecture. The port is one of the most important in Europe, and has a length of 40 km from the sea.
Rotterdam is a vibrant city and an adventurous destination, because not all activities are centrally located. You could take a high speed water taxi to different parts of the city to enjoy a completely different atmosphere and vibe.
There are a number of questions that are frequently asked for the this crossing to Amsterdam:
How long does the crossing from Hull to Rotterdam take?
Can I bring my pet on board?
Can you bring a bicycle on board the ferry?
What is a good alternative for this route?