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London to Amsterdam Trains

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Trains from London to Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

With our daily direct trains from London to Amsterdam, getting from the centre of London to the beating heart of the Netherlands couldn’t be easier. And with a journey time of 3hrs 52 mins you’ll be sampling the best of Amsterdam in no time. Plus, there’s no hidden charges for luggage or limits on liquids.

Return tickets to Amsterdam start from just £40* each way. With our new direct trains to the Netherlands and back, 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.

Offers in St Pancras international

Arriving at the station

 

When travelling on one of our Eurostar London to Amsterdam trains, 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’ll find a travel class to suit every budget and style on the train from London to Amsterdam, as well as sockets at every seat and free wi-fi for all. 

And if you feel a little peckish at any time during your journey, just make your way to Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet. There, you’ll find drinks, snacks and meals for any time of day. If you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier, you’ll get a complimentary meal. 

If you're travelling with children, remember that children under 16 cannot travel unaccompanied on our direct route to the Netherlands.  
 

Amsterdam

Arriving in Amsterdam

 

When you arrive in Amsterdam, please be sure to keep your ticket handy for arrival. You’ll need to scan your ticket at the NS ticket gates to exit Amsterdam Centraal 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. 

Amsterdam Centraal Station is extremely well connected to the rest of the city by the tram network and is within walking distance from most of the top neighbourhoods.

The final leg of your journey to your hotel will be just as simple as everything else on your London to Amsterdam trip. And, of course, arriving in Amsterdam is just the beginning. 
 

eurostar train on the move

Departing from Amsterdam Centraal 

 

You can now take a direct train back to London from Amsterdam Centraal in just 4 hours 09 minutes.

 

• Please arrive at the station 45-60 minutes before your train leaves.

• Find the Eurostar departures building at the end of platform 15b. Once there, you’ll need to show your ticket and pass through security before moving to a waiting area.

• Our ticket checks stop 30 minutes before your train departs (or 20 minutes beforehand for Business Premier passengers and Carte Blanche holders).

• To reach the departures building on platform 15b, you’ll need to scan your ticket at the earlier NS ticket gates.

 

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

 

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.

Map of Amsterdam Centraal Station

The Eurostar departures building is on platform 15b.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Eurostar London to Amsterdam train journey?

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. 

Are there additional fees when travelling with the Eurostar to Amsterdam?

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.

How far in advance can you book your Eurostar train ticket?

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.

Can you take liquids on the Eurostar train from London to Amsterdam?

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! 

Can you take your own food on the Eurostar train to Amsterdam?

There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.

How early should you arrive for the Eurostar?

You should get to St Pancras International 45 to 60 minutes before departure in order to pass the customs and security checks before your train departs.

How fast does the Eurostar go?

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).

Where does the Eurostar leave from in the UK?

Eurostar trains to Amsterdam leave from London St Pancras International. If you're travelling from another city in the UK, you can book your entire journey on eurostar.com. Just take a train to London first, then hop on the Eurostar to Amsterdam.

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. 

How much luggage can I bring with me on the Eurostar when travelling from London to Amsterdam?

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.

Can you take dogs on the Eurostar when travelling to Amsterdam?

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 £40 per person one way  in Standard Class, valid between London St Pancras International and Amsterdam Centraal station, and between London St Pancras International and Rotterdam Centraal station. There are 1,800 seats available from London to Amsterdam/ Rotterdam, and 1,600 seats available from Amsterdam/Rotterdam to London. All seat numbers correct as of 13/10/2020 for travel between 08/11/2020 and 03/02/2021 inclusive. Subject to availability. Availability is limited for travel on Fridays and weekends. Blackout dates apply, including 18/12/2020 to 03/01/2021 inclusive.

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