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With our direct trains from London to Amsterdam, it takes just 3hrs 52 mins to get from city centre to city centre. And there’s no hidden charges for luggage or limits on liquids.
New direct trains to the Netherlands and back
Return tickets to Amsterdam and Rotterdam start from just €46* each way. With our new direct trains from the Netherlands, you no longer need to change in Brussels on the return. So, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the journey as we shuttle you seamlessly from city centre to city centre. .
And with our new flexible tickets, you can book now to go when you feel ready.
Get to St Pancras International at least 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.
There’s free wifi 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.
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.
Please arrive at the station at least 60 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 or 20 minutes before departure if you’re a Business Premier or Carte Blanche passenger)
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.
You can take a Thalys train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi/Zuid. Then, there's a quick change onto a direct Eurostar train from Brussels to St Pancras International.
Our booking system will find the best possible price for your combined Thalys and Eurostar ticket.
To change at Brussels, hop off the Thalys train, then head to the ground floor. You’ll find the Eurostar departure area under platforms 1 and 2.
Once you’re there, scan the barcode on your Eurostar ticket at the ticket gates, pass through security and passport control and you’re on your way again.
Please make sure to download your mobile ticket or print it before your journey. A service fee of €5 is charged for printing tickets in the ticket office in the Netherlands.
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Typically, the train journey from London to Amsterdam takes 3hrs 52mins. When you view the available tickets, you will be able to see the length of the train journey for each departure time.
Unlike airlines, there are no hidden costs when travelling by Eurostar. Once you have picked your train tickets (Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier), there will be no additional fees for seat selection, advanced booking, or luggage allowance.
Eurostar tickets from London to Amsterdam can be booked up to 180 days before your return travel date, 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.
You can take liquids on the Eurostar and there is no volume limit, so you can bring all your toiletries and even a bottle of bubbly!
There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.
You should get to St Pancras International at least 60 minutes before departure in order to pass the customs and security checks before your train departs.
Between London and Amsterdam, the high-speed lines allow our trains to drive at a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).
Eurostar trains to Amsterdam leave from London St Pancras International.
St Pancras is easily accessible from the rest of the capital and a little further afield. You’ll find 315 parking spaces in the Click and Park car park, an impressive range of shops, from Aspinal of London and Hamleys, to Marks & Spencer, as well as a bureau de change for those last-minute Euros.
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.
Pets are not allowed to travel on the Eurostar, apart from guide and assistance dogs which are welcome onboard. Read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.
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From €46 per person one way in Standard Class, valid between London St Pancras International and Amsterdam Centraal station or Rotterdam Centraal station. There are 1,100 seats available from London to Amsterdam/Rotterdam, and 1,100 seats available from Amsterdam/Rotterdam to London. All seat numbers correct as of 17/11/2020 for travel between 05/01/2021 and 27/03/2021 inclusive. Subject to availability. Availability is limited for travel on Fridays and weekends. Blackout dates apply, including 12/02/2021 to 28/02/2021 inclusive.