Want to be able to say you’ve taken a train under the Atlantic Ocean? Then book yourself aboard a train from Amsterdam to London! Quick and convenient, this route is arguably almost as fast as flying, when you take airport transfer times and waiting periods into account (it’s certainly a lot greener, by any means).
One of the main benefits of this route is that you’ll be going from city centre to city centre – no need to transfer. Just grab your luggage and get straight into exploring the main attractions if you like! From London St. Pancras International train station, you can either hop straight onto an underground tube and head to wherever you like in London or, if travelling by foot from here, nearby attractions include Regents Park and London Zoo.
New for 2020! From 11th February, Advance bookings are now open for direct Amsterdam to London services. Eurostar trains will run direct from both Amsterdam to London, as well as the existing direct London to Amsterdam service. These trains will operate from 30th April 2020. Previously, if you were travelling from Amsterdam you'd have to change trains along the way in Brussels. Ticket prices are unchanged – but the journey is now even quicker.
Ready to book? Search for tickets in our Journey Planner above.
|Journey time||From 4h 44m|
|Price||$49.58 - $686.74|
|Distance||221 miles (355 km)|
|Frequency||12 trains per day|
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Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam to London by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and London is 8 hours and 34 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Eurostar high-speed trains from Amsterdam to London can travel at speeds of up to around 186 mph (300 km/h) when on land. When travelling through the Channel Tunnel (also known as the Chunnel), train speed is reduced to around 100 mph (160 km/h). The fastest journey time from Amsterdam to London by train is 4 hours and 44 minutes.
The average train ticket price from Amsterdam to London usually costs around $294.11 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as $49.58 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Amsterdam to London. Travelling from Amsterdam to London by train will require a minimum of 1 change(s).
The first train from Amsterdam to London leaves at 08:25 from Amsterdam Central. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam to London leaves at 21:28 from Amsterdam Central. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Amsterdam to London cover a distance of around 221 miles (355 km) during the journey.
All trains travelling from Amsterdam to London are operated by Eurostar – high-speed services linking France to London via the Channel Tunnel.