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Direct train from London to Amsterdam

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

Take the train from London to Amsterdam

 

With our three daily trains direct 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.


 

Offers in St Pancras international

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.

Travellers and Eurostar staff on board of a Eurostar train

What’s on board?

 

You won't be bored on board with Metropolitan magazine and 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.
 

Amsterdam

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.

eurostar train on the move

About your return journey

Travel from 30 April

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.

 

Interior of a Eurostar train

Returning on an indirect train

 

If the times of our direct trains don’t suit, 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.

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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