Rotterdam harbour is the second largest in the world, and one of the busiest freight ports in Europe. However, there are passenger ferries also, and in the case of crossings from UK, the route goes from Hull and is run by P&O Ferries.


Journey Time
Hull to Rotterdam7 per week10.45 hoursP&OP & O Ferries
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Do I need to book a cabin?
The crossing is overnight. A cabin will make your crossing so much more comfortable and enjoyable, plus you will wake up the next morning feeling fresh and ready to go again, which is important if you are the driver.

Which ferry company runs the route?
P&O ferries run this crossing. P&O are probably the biggest UK ferry company, and offer plenty of other routes to France and Ireland.

How far is Rotterdam from Hull?
The crossing is (very) roughly 240 miles.

Does the ferry sail overnight?
Yes. At the time of writing, the ferry departs Hull at 9pm and arrives in Rotterdam at 8.15am the next day.

Moving on from Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a great and often overlooked city, especially since it is such a busy port, so many people simply pass through. But it is well placed for a variety of onward journeys. For example, Amsterdam is just under 50 miles away, and Lille in northern France is only 144 miles away. Cologne in Germany is just over 160 miles.