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London to Amsterdam Trains

City or station
City or station
Two-bag allowanceand no weight restrictions
From the heart of one cityto the heart of another
3hrs 52 minsto Amsterdam Centraal

Take the train from London to Amsterdam

With our three-times daily train direct from London to Amsterdam, it takes just 3hrs 52 mins to get from city centre to city centre. Ticket sales now open.

And there’s no hidden charges for luggage or limits on liquids.

London to Amsterdam timetable

Arriving at the station

Get to St Pancras International 45-60 minutes before departure so there's plenty of time to go through security and passport control.

Once in the departure lounge you'll find shops to buy refreshments for the journey as well as newspapers and magazines.

What’s on board?

You won't be bored on board with Metropolitan magazine and our free onboard entertainment.

You can watch top shows from Amazon Prime, enjoy a film, or two, or get engrossed in a documentary. There are also kid's shows, games and Eurostar Odyssey – a virtual reality adventure on board.

There’s free wi-fi for everyone and a power socket at every seat – so you can keep your devices charged up.

Food and drinks are available from Café Métropole and, if you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier, you’ll get a complimentary meal.

Children under 16 cannot travel unaccompanied on our direct route to the Netherlands.

Arriving in Amsterdam

Please be sure to keep your ticket handy for arrival. You’ll need to scan it at the NS ticket gates to exit your destination station.

Looking for local information? You’ll find the Amsterdam Tourist Office outside the main entrance to the station in a traditional white wooden Dutch coffee house.

About your return journey

You can now take a direct train back to London from Amsterdam Centraal in just 4 hours 09 minutes. Please arrive at the station 60-75 minutes before your train’s due to leave. Once you’re at the station:

1.    Scan the barcode on your ticket at the NS ticket gates
2.    Follow signs to platform 15b where you’ll find the Eurostar departures area 
3.    Once you’re there, our team will check your ticket (ticket checks close 30 minutes before departure) 
4.    Then you’ll go through security and passport control
5.    When it’s time to board, use the signs on the platform to find your coach number

Just so you know, some of our trains might need to stop at Brussels-Midi/Zuid for less than half an hour for border security reasons. This wait is scheduled into your journey time – so you won’t be late. You won’t be able to leave the train during the wait.

 

Exploring Amsterdam

Planning an Amsterdam break? It's easy to get around Amsterdam on foot, but it's far more fun on two wheels. So join the 800,000 other cyclists around town and explore some of the city's 400km of cycle paths.

What’s on in Amsterdam

April: King’s Day

July: Over het IJ festival

August: Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival)

December: Christmas market
 

Around Amsterdam

  • Head to the markets at Edam  or Alkmaar for a serious cheese fix.
  • Hike, bike, ride or swim at Zuid-Kennemerland National Park.
  • Visit the historic village of Zaanse Schans.

A taste of Amsterdam

  • Tuck into pancake-like poffertjes for a sugar fix.
  • Slather your toast with butter and chocolate hagelslagsprinkles.
  • Try bitterballen – crispy meatballs with tangy mustard.

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