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Amsterdam to London trains

Travel from Amsterdam to London by train, via Brussels.

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No direct trains from the Netherlands to London from summer 2024 until early 2025

From 15 June until early 2025, we won’t be running any direct trains from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to London due to major track works at Amsterdam Centraal station.​

Don't worry you can still travel from the Netherlands to London by taking the Eurostar to Brussels-Midi/Zuid​, where you'll go through border control and then catch the train to London.

Our direct trains will be back up and running early next year, with a bigger terminal for an even better travel experience.

Travel by train from Amsterdam to London via Brussels

For a smart journey from Amsterdam to London, hop on board the Eurostar. Whizz through three countries in under five hours, and after a quick change in Brussels, you’ll arrive at London St Pancras International, right in the heart of the city.

How do I travel from Amsterdam to London on an indirect train?

Even though our direct service is on pause, you can still get to London by train. From Amsterdam Centraal station take the Eurostar to Brussels-Midi/Zuid, then hop on the train to London St Pancras International. You can book your entire journey on

Remember to bring your passport, as border checks take place in Brussels before you board the Eurostar to London.

Changing trains in Brussels-Midi/Zuid​

The Eurostar from Amsterdam to Brussels takes just under two hours.

When you arrive in Brussels, follow the signs to the Eurostar departure terminal at platforms 1 and 2.

Simply scan the barcode on your ticket at the Eurostar gates. Keep your passport handy, as you'll need it for security and passport checks. Then, hop on the Eurostar to London.

You'll have about 45 minutes to change trains in Brussels.

More about security and passport control at Brussels-Midi/Zuid​ - Changing trains in Brussels-Midi/Zuid​

Security and passport control in Brussels-Midi/Zuid​

After going through the ticket gates, you'll need to undergo a security check for you and your luggage. Then, your passport will be checked: first by the Belgian authorities and then by the British authorities. If your European passport has a chip, you can scan it at an e-gate.

On board the train to London via Brussels

Whether you’re travelling from Amsterdam to Brussels or from Brussels to London, we’ve got three different travel classes for you to enjoy.​ All classes come with wi-fi and charging points for your gadgets.

You can grab hot and cold snacks and drinks from the Eurostar Café. And, if you're in one of our top travel classes, you'll be treated to a meal right at your seat on the journey between Brussels and London.

Learn more about our travel classes - On board the train to London via Brussels

Arriving at St Pancras International from Amsterdam Centraal

Our trains arrive right in the heart of London at St Pancras International station - built in 1868, it’s a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture.

On arrival, you can indulge in some boutique shopping, experience fine dining at a world-class brasserie or enjoy a glass of bubbly at the longest champagne bar in Europe. As well as lots of shops and restaurants, you’ll find Underground lines and buses to whisk you to London’s top museums and galleries.

Your journey in the opposite direction

Heading from London to Amsterdam is a breeze - we still run direct trains from London to Amsterdam. In just 3 hours and 52 minutes, you’ll zip from city centre to city centre.​

Frequently asked questions

With the direct route temporarily closed, your journey from Amsterdam to London will require a bit more time. ​The shortest leg, from Amsterdam to Brussels, takes approximately 1 hour and 53 minutes.

From Brussels to London, expect around a two-hour journey. For the transfer in Brussels, you'll need about 45 minutes. The trip will be just under five hours in total.

For more information, head to Manage your booking to see how long each of your train journeys will take.​

No hidden costs here! Once you've chosen your train tickets (Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier), there will be no additional fees for seat selection, advance booking, or luggage allowance. However, if you’d like to exchange your tickets before departure, additional costs may apply.

Eurostar tickets from Amsterdam to London can be booked up to 180 days in advance, however, there are a few exceptions depending on engineering work or when you book. Have a look at our booking calendar and available days will show in black while the greyed-out dates are not available for sale just yet.

There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.

The Eurostar from London to Brussels travels through the Channel Tunnel at a speed of 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour). When the train is outside the tunnel it reaches speeds of 186 miles per hour (300 km per hour). Hold on to your hats!​

Standard adult tickets allow you to bring two pieces of luggage that are up to 85cm long, and one small piece of hand luggage such as a handbag or briefcase. Find out more information about luggage allowances.

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