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.
You won't be bored on board with our free onboard entertainment.
You can watch top TV shows, enjoy a film or two or a documentary. There are also kids' shows, games and Eurostar Odyssey – a virtual reality adventure on board.
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.
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.
April: King’s Day
July: Over het IJ festival
August: Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival)
December: Christmas market
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.