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Amsterdam skyline on a trip from London to Netherlands

Trains from London to the Netherlands

We’re excited to announce that our much-anticipated direct train route from London to Amsterdam is set to be launched on 4 April 2018.

The new route will make travel between these two exciting cities easier than ever. It’ll take less than 4 hours to get from St Pancras International to the heart of Amsterdam by train, travelling at 300 kilometres per hour.

On the return journey, travellers will need to change trains at Brussels-Midi/Zuid where they’ll go through security and have their passport checked.

Tickets will go on sale from 20 February 2018.


How many trains will run a day?

Two trains will depart from London St Pancras International bound for the Netherlands every day, one at 08:31 and another at 17:31.

Although travellers will need to change trains at Brussels on the way back, we run up to 10 trains a day. So, the connection should be quick and smooth.


How long will the journey take?

It’ll take just 3hrs 41mins to go from St Pancras International to Amsterdam Centraal.

It’s even quicker to Rotterdam – just 3hrs 1 min to be exact.

For the return journey, you’ll need to take a Thalys train to Brussels-Midi/Zuid, where you’ll go through security and passport control before hopping on a Eurostar train to London.

It takes less than 2 hours to get from Amsterdam to Brussels. And just over 2 hours to go from Brussels to London on the Eurostar.


How much will it cost?

Tickets start from £35 one-way.


When will both legs of the journey be direct?

Having to change at Brussels on the return leg is only a temporary thing. The UK and Netherlands governments are both working hard to find an agreement that will allow us to check travellers’ passports before departure from the Netherlands, as we already do in most of our other destinations.


Faster journey times from London to Brussels

As well as making travel between the UK and the Netherlands easier, our new route means travel on the London to Brussels section of the journey will be faster than ever too. On our Amsterdam-bound trains, the journey time to Brussels-Midi/Zuid will be cut by 17 minutes from 2 hrs 5 mins to 1 hr 48 mins – a new record.