Trains from Amsterdam to London

How to get from Amsterdam to London by train

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Traveling from Amsterdam to London by train is straightforward thanks to the high-speed Eurostar service, which provides direct service between the two cities.

From Amsterdam Railway Station to London city with Eurostar

Traveling from Amsterdam to London by train supported by Dutch Railways is straightforward thanks to the high-speed Eurostar service, which provides direct service between the two cities.

Amsterdam to London by Train in 4hrs 09mins (Eurostar direct train)

Traveling by train from Amsterdam Centraal to London City centre with Eurostar train company involves taking a high-speed train service that operates through the Channel Tunnel. Train Journey takes approximately 4hrs 09mins. The quickest trains traveling from Amsterdam to London complete the journey in about 3 hours and 56 minutes, spanning a distance of roughly 357 kilometers.

Check Eurostar timetables for direct trains from Amsterdam to London

First check all available train times here !

Book in advance your train ticket 

Visit the official Eurostar website or use authorized agents to book your train ticket. Ensure that you select “Amsterdam” as your departure station and “London St Pancras International” as your destination. Book your ticket months in advance to find the cheapest tickets and the cheapest prices. Check the schedule and book your tickets in advance. Generally, ticket prices can range from the cheapest fares around €40 to €200 or more for a one-way ticket, but these are approximate values and can change based on availability and demand.

Arriving at Amsterdam Centraal and Check-in

Arrive at Amsterdam Centraal well in advance of your departure time. Eurostar recommends checking in at least 30 minutes before departure for standard class and 10 minutes for business premier class.

Board the High-speed train from Amsterdam Centraal Station to London

You are permitted to carry two pieces of luggage and one handbag without any additional fees or weight restrictions. There’s no limit on the amount of liquids and food you can bring. Wi-fi is available. Each seat is equipped with power outlets, ensuring your devices remain fully charged as you unwind. You can enjoy comfortable seats for your journey! You can choose from 1st class- business class option to 2nd class options tickets.

Indirect train from Amsterdam to London

Should the schedule of our direct trains to London not align with your plans, you can get a Eurostar train from Amsterdam to London that involves a change of trains in Brussels Midi/Zuid. You’ll board a Eurostar or Intercity Direct train from Amsterdam to Brussels and then transfer to a Eurostar train at Brussels Midi/Zuid. You’ll find comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and a bar-buffet car where you can purchase hot and light meals and drinks.

Transfer in Brussels

Once you arrive in Brussels Midi/Zuid, follow the signs to the Eurostar terminal. You’ll go through security and passport control there before boarding the Eurostar train to London.

Arrive in London at St Pancras International

The Eurostar train will take you through the Channel Tunnel, and after approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (total journey time), you will arrive at London St Pancras International.

Exit and Explore

Once in London, you can exit the station and explore the city. London St. Pancras International is well-connected to public transportation, including the London Underground.

From Amsterdam to London with Bus or Flight

 

Flight

Several airlines operate flights between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and London City airports such as London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), or London Stansted (STN).

Flight durations are relatively short, and average journey time takes around 1 to 1.5 hours, but you need to factor in time for getting to and from airports, security checks, and other airport procedures.

You can check flight options and book tickets through airline websites, travel agencies, or online travel platforms.

Budget airlines may offer lower prices, especially if you book well in advance. On average, prices for a one-way flight can range from cheap train tickets from €50 to €150 or more.

Bus or Coach

There are also long-distance bus services that operate between Amsterdam and London. However, this option usually takes longer than the train or flight. Bus ticket prices can start as low as 30 euros for FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus services, with the fastest journey times around 9 hours and 45 minutes. It’s recommended to book days in advance to secure the best rates, especially during busy times like weekends and public holidays

You will also need to go through immigration control before boarding the Eurostar, as the UK is not part of the Schengen Area, so ensure you have all necessary travel documents with you.

 

FAQs

Most frequently asked questions about Amsterdam Centraal Station.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam to London?

Yes, there are direct Eurostar trains from Amsterdam to London. The journey can take as little as 4 hours and 9 minutes, offering a fast and convenient city center to city center travel option

How much is the train ticket from Amsterdam to London?

Tickets can start from as low as €55 for a direct train when booking in advance. For a return journey, prices start at €88.

What are the Amsterdam to London train times and schedule?

For the most current and detailed train schedules, including departure times and any changes, it’s best to check directly on the Eurostar website or through NS International.