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Travelling from London to Amsterdam with us is simple, smart, and speedy. Go direct from city centre to city centre in just 3hrs 57mins. And whether you’re going for work or play, we’ll get you there feeling relaxed and rested. Read on to discover why taking Eurostar from London to Amsterdam is the only way to travel.
High-speed train from London to Amsterdam
To start your journey, get to London St Pancras International at our recommended arrival time to allow plenty of time to go through border controls and security.
This elegant historic 19th-century station is conveniently located in the heart of London and is well connected by underground lines and buses.
Before you jump on one of our Eurostar trains you can indulge in some boutique shopping, experience fine dining at a world-class brasserie or enjoy a glass of bubbly at the longest champagne bar in Europe.
On board a direct train from London to Amsterdam
Travelling with Eurostar is simple, affordable and relaxing. You can bring two bags and one piece of hand luggage for no extra charge and with no weight limits. We won’t charge you for choosing your seats and there are no restrictions on liquids, so feel free to bring something bubbly for the journey. Find out more about our luggage allowances.
Wherever you sit, you can email, tweet and post all the way with our free onboard wi-fi. You’ll find power sockets at your seat, so you can stay charged up while you relax.
If you find yourself feeling peckish, you can enjoy a range of hot and cold drinks and sweet and savoury snacks at Eurostar Café. And if you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier, you’ll be served a three-course meal at your seat. Find out more about our food on board.
Whether you’re travelling for work, a special occasion, or heading away on a budget break, we’ve got the travel class for you. Check out our seats in Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier.
Arriving at Amsterdam Centraal
Your train will arrive at Amsterdam Centraal Station, right in the heart of the city. When you arrive at the station, please be sure to keep your ticket handy as you’ll need to scan it at the NS ticket gates to exit the station
The station is a stunning Gothic/Renaissance Revival building, designed by P.J.H. Cuypers, the same architect that developed the Rijksmuseum.
Amsterdam Centraal Station is well connected to the rest of the city by the tram network and is within walking distance from the popular Jordaan district, canal belt, and the old centre.
Taking an indirect train
If the times of our direct trains to Amsterdam don’t suit, you can go to Brussels-Midi/Zuid instead and then change to a Eurostar train on any of our expanded network through Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Germany, for the remainder of the journey.
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
Eurostar tickets 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.
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!
There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.
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).
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.