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London to Amsterdam Trains

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The greener way to goUp to 80% less CO2 emissions than flying*
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Trains from London to Amsterdam

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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Eurostar train journey from London to Amsterdam?

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 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. You can also travel to Amsterdam from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International, but you'll need to change in Brussels. 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.

How much luggage can I bring with me on the Eurostar when travelling 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. You can find out more information about luggage allowances here

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. Have a look here to read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.


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*The analysis of Eurostar versus air emissions has been based on an independent analysis by Paul Watkiss Associates Ltd.

The comparison between Eurostar and aviation is made based on the kg of greenhouse gas emissions [CO2(e)] per train journey per passenger for an average single trip (based on the average of the outward and return journey).  This allows a direct, accurate and fair analysis, i.e. a like for like comparison, as it takes account of the fact that rail journeys are typically longer (in km) than equivalent air journeys (so for rail, emissions per passenger journey are higher than emissions per passenger km, when compared to air). 

For the estimation of Eurostar emissions, energy use data (electricity consumption) from Eurostar trains (on scheduled services) has been measured using on-board meters.  The additional electricity losses in the high voltage, rail transmission and distribution systems, i.e. from the power station to the train itself, are also included in the electricity consumption per journey. Load factors (passenger numbers) are based on the latest full year of reported passenger and train data. 

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