May 26, 2024

Amsterdam-London now direct with Eurostar

Eurostar services between Amsterdam and London will go fully direct in both directions from April 30, with passengers no longer needing to pass through security and change trains in Brussels.

Eurostar ran an inaugural direct service from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras International on February 4 with government officials from both the UK and Netherlands attending the stations to mark the journey.

The new service commencing in April will leave Amsterdam at 07:48 arriving in St Pancras International four hours and nine minutes later.

There will also be a direct service between Rotterdam and London starting on 18 May.

There are currently three outbound services a day from the UK to the Netherlands. The direct inbound journey from Amsterdam to London will start with two services per day, with the aim of increasing to a third, and then a fourth.

Eurostar’s Chief Executive, Mike Cooper, says: “Our services from the UK to the Netherlands have proved very popular with over half a million travellers since launch.

“Our fully direct service marks an exciting advance for high-speed rail and provides consumers with a comfortable, environmentally friendly alternative to the airlines on one of Europe’s busiest leisure and business routes.”

The Eurostar service from London St Pancras International to Amsterdam and Rotterdam has been running since April 2018 with a return journey connecting through Brussels Midi train station where passport controls and security screening were carried out.

Customers can book direct tickets from February 11 with fares from £35 each way.