Eurostar train from London to Paris
 

Eurostar's new e320 trains have the necessary signalling systems & electric traction voltages to operate to Amsterdam.

 

First Eurostar to Amsterdam in...

London to Amsterdam by Eurostar in 3h41...

Starting 4 April 2018, Eurostar will run direct trains from London to Rotterdam & Amsterdam twice a day on weekdays, once a day at weekends, taking 3h41 to Amsterdam & 3h01 to Rotterdam.

The Man in Seat 61 says, "London to Amsterdam is one of the world's busiest air routes.  Eurostar will soon start running direct trains in an airline-competitive 3h41, city centre to city centre, hassle-free, with room to work, power sockets, free WiFi and (in 1st class) a meal & wine served at your seat.  Eurostar has already captured 70% of the London-Paris market, and this new service is a game-changer for London-Amsterdam.  It's taken a while to implement, but the wait will be worth it.  And this is just the start."

  Train times

  How much does it cost?

  How to buy tickets

  Through tickets starting from 100+ UK towns & cities

  Through tickets to Any Dutch Station

  Check-in procedure

  On board classes, facilities & luggage

  London St Pancras station information

  Amsterdam Centraal station information

  For Eurostar services from London to Amsterdam with a change at Brussels, click here.

Train times...

This is the new timetable, starting 4 April 2018.  There is a 30-minute check-in at London St Pancras.  London to Amsterdam is 585km (363 miles).

Greyed-out times in inwards direction = please read the important note under the timetable.

 London ► Amsterdam  from 4 April 2018

 

 Amsterdam ► London  see note below

 

Monday-Friday

Saturday

Sunday

 

Monday-Friday

Saturday

Sunday

 London St Pancras dep.

08:31

17:31

08:31

17:31

 Amsterdam Centraal dep.

07:48

16:48

07:48

16:48

 Ebbsfleet

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 Rotterdam Centraal

08:28

17:28

08:28

17:28

 Brussels Midi

arr.

11:19

20:19

11:19

20:19

 Antwerp

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dep.

11:23

20:23

11:23

20:23

 Brussels Midi

arr.

09:37

18:37

09:37

18:37

 Antwerp

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dep.

10:05

19:05

10:05

19:05

 Rotterdam Centraal arr.

12:32

21:32

12:32

21:32

 Ebbsfleet

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 Amsterdam Centraal arr.

13:12

22:12

13:12

22:12

 London St Pancras arr.

10:57

19:57

10:57

19:57

IMPORTANT:  Inwards journeys from Amsterdam or Rotterdam to London...

When Dutch & Belgian governments formally approve passport control taking place at Amsterdam & Rotterdam stations from a date in 2019 yet to be announced, Eurostar will open check-in facilities and you'll be able to board in Amsterdam or Rotterdam and travel direct to London as per the greyed-out timings above.

Until then, the inwards Eurostars are unable to carry direct Amsterdam to London passengers.  In the Amsterdam or Rotterdam to London direction you should use a Thalys high-speed train from Amsterdam or Rotterdam to Brussels, then a Eurostar from Brussels to London, as shown in the Thalys + Eurostar timetable here.

Here's the reason:  As it is not currently possible to check-in passengers at Amsterdam or Rotterdam, Amsterdam-London passengers need to go through passport & security checks in Brussels.  Eurostar has secured Amsterdam to London train paths with a 28 minute stop in Brussels.  This is long enough for the train to be security-swept once the Amsterdam-Brussels passengers have got off as per Channel Tunnel regulations, but it is not long enough to de-train all the Amsterdam-London passengers, have them all passport-checked and security-cleared and get them back on the same train.  So although these Eurostars will indeed run direct from Amsterdam to London from day 1 as per the greyed-out timings above and will carry Amsterdam-Brussels passengers and Brussels-London passengers, they will not be able to carry Amsterdam-London passengers in this direction during 2018 & much of 2019.  You could take one of these Eurostars from Amsterdam and change in Brussels onto another Eurostar leaving a couple of hours later, but a Thalys + Eurostar combo offers a more frequent & faster service in this direction.  So to recap, Amsterdam/Rotterdam-London travellers should use the Thalys+Eurostar connecting service shown on the Netherlands page until check-in facilities open in Amsterdam & Rotterdam in 2019.

How much will it cost?

How to buy tickets...

Through tickets starting from 100+ British towns & cities...

Through tickets to Any Dutch Station:  Utrecht, Den Haag, Leiden, Arnhem...

How to check in...

Check-in gates   Eurostar departure lounge

What's it like on board the Eurostar?

Eurostar e320   Eurostar e320 first class seats

Eurostar's new e320...

 

1st class:  Standard Premier or Business Premier.

Eurostar e320   Eurostar e320

Standard class.  Sockets & free WiFi at all seats.

 

One of two cafe-bars, in cars 8 & 9...

Eurostar e320   Eurostar e320

Baby-changing facilities in all toilets...

 

13% more luggage space per passenger...

Eurostar e320   Eurostar e320

Seat 61?  A table for two in 1st class...

 

An e320 at St Pancras.

Meals & drinks are included in Standard Premier & Business Premier...

In Standard Premier & Business Premier, meals are included in the fare, served at your seat.  The cold breakfast & a typical evening meal served in Standard Premier are shown below.  The meal in Business Premier is hot, and more extensive.

Standard Premier breakfast   Standard Premier meal

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