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Weekend getaway London

City trip to London by train

A city break in London by train is a wonderfully relaxing experience. Thanks to Eurostar's comfortable trains, your weekend trip to London begins as soon as you board. Together with your family, a group of friends or your best friend, you can enjoy all the peace and quiet in the train and with a little luck you won't even have to change trains. Let your weekend in London by train begin!

  • Comfortable travel to the heart of the city
  • From € 88 return trip
  • In 4.13 hrs to the heart of London
  • 4 times a day direct connection to London

Comfortable start to your weekend in London by train

Are you going on a city trip to London and do you want to arrive in the heart of London well-rested? Then the train is an ideal means of transport. The seats on the Eurostar are nice and spacious and walking about on the train is easy. Stretch your legs regularly by getting something to eat or drink in the Café Metropole bar carriage. Here you can order snacks as well as full meals. Of course, you can also bring your own refreshments on board Eurostar.

If you choose a weekend in London by train, you will arrive in the centre of the city in a relaxed mood. As soon as the Eurostar pulls into St. Pancras International, the city trip can begin. No long waits at the baggage carousel. Instead, you can pick up your own luggage and go straight to the platform.

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Directly to and from your London city break by train

A super-fast, direct Eurostar runs from Amsterdam to London St Pancras International, 6 times a day. Eurostar will take you from Amsterdam to London in 4.13 hours, without needing to switch trains. From Rotterdam the journey will take just 3.28 hours.

Arrive 60 minutes before departure

Always make sure you are at the station in Amsterdam or Rotterdam 45 to 60 minutes before departure. Because you are travelling to England, you will have to go through security and identity checks. Depending on the time and place of your city trip to London by train it can be very busy. Avoid unnecessary stress and make sure you are present about one hour before your departure time.

Weekend getaway by train to London including hotel

With our tour operator partners we can offer you great packages for train and hotel in London. Would you prefer to book a hotel separately? We have found the 9 best hotels you can book via Booking.com.

    Tips for lowest rates

    Do you want to and can you book far in advance? Then choose the ticket with the lowest fare. The best rate for the price-conscious travellers. Please note: you will not be able to cancel or rebook the ticket. If you want more flexibility, choose another rate.

    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.

    Tips to get the best rates

    Your entire city break in London will be a lot cheaper if you go during the week instead of on the weekend. Weekend days are very popular so hotels and often activities are more expensive too. If you choose a city trip London on a weekday, you will really notice the difference in costs.

    Top attractions

    After the train journey, your city trip to London can really get started! The city is huge and there is so much to see and do that it is impossible to see everything during one city trip to London. However, there are a number of top attractions that you must not miss.

    • London Eye: offers a stunning view of the city
    • Museums: National Gallery and the British Museum
    • Royal places: Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace
    • Royal parks: Hyde Park, St. James’s Park and Chelsea Physic Garden
    • Theatre & film: West End
    • Neighbourhoods to visit: Soho and Chinatown
    • See unique walks you can take in London

    By train to London

    A super-fast, direct Eurostar runs from Amsterdam to London St Pancras International. You can also travel to London with a transfer in Brussels South/Midi.

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    Amsterdam - London 4.13 0 Content Content
    Utrecht - London 4.54 1 Content Content
    Schiphol - London 4.24 1 Content Content
    The Hague - London 4.28 1 Content Content
    Rotterdam - London 3.41 0 Content Content
    Breda - London 4.15 1 Content Content
    Eindhoven - London 5.19 1 Content Content
    Brussels - London 2.46 0 Content Content

    For a complete travel itinerary, consult our itinerary planner

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    Train Amsterdam to city centre Airplane from Schiphol to Heathrow/ Stansted/ Luton/ Gatwick Header Header
    Check in 0.30 hour 2 hour Content Content
    Travel time <!-- [tijd_amsterdam-londen] uur 1 hour Content Content
    Check out 0.05 hour 0.45 hour Content Content
    Transfer n.v.t. 1 hour Content Content
    Total travel time 4.48 hours 4.45 hours Content Content

    London St. Pancras International

    On route, you can read, chat, eat or stretch your legs. That way you will arrive at St. Pancras International station relaxed. And immediately you will be at your first tourist attraction. This station is one of London's largest Victorian buildings as well as being a luxurious, contemporary shopping mall.

    When you leave the station, you step into the bustling life of London. Want to travel with a characteristic English taxi or do you prefer a double-decker bus? Or go for a walk: from the station, it takes about 45 minutes to reach the very heart of the city. On the way, you will walk through famous culinary and artistic streets and pass by the British Museum. Your city trip will have really started immediately!

    Weekend getaway London

    Return from € 88