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Trains from London to Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

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 return trains from the Netherlands to London

You can book tickets on our new direct return trains from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to London for as little as £40* each way. With our return route running from 26 October, it’s a good time to start planning a trip to these iconic Dutch cities. 

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

 

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

Departing from Amsterdam Centraal from 26 October 2020

 

Please arrive at the station 45-60 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.

 

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 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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London to Rotterdam Trains

With our new three-times daily train direct from St Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal, it takes just 3hrs 13 mins to speed from city centre to city centre.

London to Rotterdam Trains

*Fare is from £40 per person one way in Standard class valid from/to Amsterdam Centraal station or Rotterdam Centraal station to/from London St Pancras International. There are 8,200 tickets available at this price in Standard class. On sale from 01/09/2020 to travel between London and Amsterdam & Rotterdam from 26/10/2020 to 28/01/2021, excluding the following dates: from 16/10/2020 to 18/10/2020 inclusive, from 23/10/2020 to 25/10/2020 inclusive, from 30/10/2020 to 01/11/2020 inclusive, and from 18/12/2020 to 03/01/2021 inclusive.Subject to availability. Ticket numbers correct as of 24/08/2020.

Flexible tickets

**Customers can exchange tickets in Standard Class and Standard Premier as many times as they want up to 31 December 2020 without paying an exchange fee as long as tickets are exchanged 14 days or more before the departure date of the individual journey. Tickets are non-refundable. Where tickets are exchanged for a higher price ticket, customers will need to pay the difference. Where tickets are exchanged for a lower price ticket, the difference in price will not be refunded. Tickets in Standard Class and Standard Premier that are exchanged within 14 days of the individual journey will incur an exchange fee per person and per individual journey in Standard Class (£30 for an adult and £15 for a child) and in Standard Premier (£40 for an adult and £15 for a child).Applies to tickets booked from 1 July 2020.

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