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Travel information London
From the fall of 2020, a super-fast, direct Eurostar will run from Amsterdam to London St Pancras International.
At present, you still need to change trains at Brussels South / Midi when you travel to London. You can choose to make the journey to Brussels with Thalys or Intercity Brussels. With both options you can travel to London 6 times a day.
The train journey from London to the Netherlands is already direct, without transfer, three times a day.
Initial travel with Thalys Initial travel with Intercity Brussels From € 85 from Amsterdam Central Station From € 82 from Amsterdam Central Station Travel time Amsterdam - London 4.42 hours Travel time Amsterdam - London 5.40 hours In the Netherlands calls at Amsterdam Central, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam Central Makes several calls in the Netherlands (Amsterdam Central, Schiphol, Rotterdam Central, Breda) Can be booked 4 months in advance Can be booked 6 months in advance
Travel times to London - indirect connection
Route Travel time Change trains Amsterdam - London 4:46 hours 1 Rotterdam - London 3:59 hours 1
Travel times to London - direct connection
Route Travel time Change trains Amsterdam - London 4:10 hours 0 (fall 2020) Utrecht - London 4:54 hours 1 Schiphol Airport - London 4:24 hours 1 The Hague - London 4:28 hours 1 Rotterdam - London 3:59 hours 0 (fall 2020) Breda - London 4:15 hours 1 Eindhoven - London 5:19 hours 2 Brussels - London 2:46 hours 0
Travel times London - The Netherlands
Prices train tickets London
You can travel directly from London to Amsterdam from € 46. From the fall of 2020 you can also travel quickly and cheaply from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to London with a direct connection.
The price for a train ticket with the direct Eurostar depends on the travel class, the flexibility (with regard to rebooking and canceling) and the time of booking.
Class Price for a single journey* Standard € 46 - € 205,50 Standard Premier € 90,50 - € 228,50 Business Premier € 299
If you travel to London with a transfer in Brussels, the price of your ticket is a combination of:
- A ticket with Thalys or Intercity Brussels to Brussels South
- A Eurostar ticket from Brussels to London
A complete overview of the rates and conditions can be found on the Eurostar Rates page. The most important conditions can be found below:
Travelling with Thalys together with Eurostar:
- There are 3 types of tariffs available: Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier
- Standard has the cheapest tickets, limited availability
- 1st class available with Standard Premier and Business Premier
*Prices are based on a one-way trip
Travelling with Intercity Brussels together with Eurostar:
- Price 2nd class from € 82 - € 220*
- Price 1st class from € 173 - € 360*
- Possibility to change
*Prices are based on a one-way trip
Book in advance and save money!
You can book tickets for the direct train to London, which will run between Amsterdam and London from the fall of 2020. Eurostar tickets can be booked 6 months in advance, giving you the best chance of getting the cheapest tickets to London!
General tips for getting the cheapest tickets
- Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets
- Travelling in the evening is often cheaper
- For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun
- Book online to avoid booking fee
To make your trip that much easier, we have summed up certain practical issues for you.
We would gladly inform you about all facilities on board so that you can make your journey more comfortable.
Check-in time for the direct Eurostar
Direct travel to London is possible from Amsterdam and Rotterdam from the fall of 2020. You check in at the Eurostar Departures Terminal: your tickets, luggage and passport are checked. This means that you must be at the Terminal at least 30 minutes before departure. The terminal is open 90 minutes before the departure of the train.
Please note that the time on your ticket is the departure time of your Eurostar train. You must arrive at the station earlier to check in!
From the Netherlands to London
If you are departing from Amsterdam Central, you need to check-in at the Eurostar Departures Terminal on track 15b. On this map can be seen where the terminal is located. If you travel with Eurostar from Rotterdam Central, go to the Eurostar Departures Terminal on track 2. Here you can find the location of the terminal.
From London to the Netherlands
On the return journey from London to the Netherlands, the ticket, baggage and passport check takes place in the Eurostar Channel Terminal at the London St. Pancras International. Because there are a lot of busy trains leaving at London St. Pancras, we advise you to be at the Eurostar Channel Terminal at least 45 minutes in advance.
Check-in times Eurostar in Brussels
The Eurostar high-speed train travels through the Channel Tunnel when going from Brussels to London. Therefore, the safety requirements for this train are higher than for other international rail travel in Europe. This is why passengers must check-in when travelling with Eurostar. Passengers need to check-in in Brussels, or on the way back in London, at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
It is your responsibility to check you have enough time to change trains when planning the trip. A first class Business Premier ticket will give you access to the lounge in Brussels as well as a special, short check-in time of 10 minutes.
Please note: If you are travelling on Eurostar with an Interrail ticket, you will need a check-in time of 45 minutes.
Luggage in Eurostar
Your luggage is checked in the Eurostar Departures Terminal. This is done with the same equipment as at the airport. Good to know: you are permitted to take liquids in packages of > 100 ml!
Bicycle in Eurostar
Only a limited number of bicycles can be taken (two per train). Making a reservation is mandatory and bicycles can only be taken from/ to Amsterdam Central station.
Metro in London
After a quick and comfortable train journey with Eurostar you arrive at London St. Pancras International station in the heart of London. London has an excellent public transport system of subways and buses. With the special Oystercard you can use all bus and metro lines in London. The Oystercard can also be purchased online at VisitBritain.nl.
View the itinerary planner
Please keep in mind that there could be delays or engineering works and check your trip with the itinerary planner. That way, you will never get an unpleasant surprise!
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Free access to the lounges
If you have a Standard Premier or a Business Premier Eurostar ticket, can enjoy a free drink at the NS International Lounge in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam.
Business Premier lounges are available to Business Premier travellers and NS Business Card holders. You'll find them in our London, Paris and Brussels departure lounges.
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* Listed from-prices are based on one-way trips with Eurostar, 2nd class, from Amsterdam. All rates are subject to availability and applicable fare conditions.