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Taking the train from Amsterdam to London

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.

Amsterdam to London by train

It takes an average of 8h 34m to travel from Amsterdam to London by train, over a distance of around 221 miles (355 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam to London and tickets for this journey start from $49.58 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 44m
Price$49.58 - $686.74
Distance221 miles (355 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam
Arrival stationLondon
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Amsterdam to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to London for Wednesday Aug 12th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
21:25 Amsterdam-Centraal10:02 London St-PancrasIC direct 9272 NS Get tickets13h 37m, 1 change
21:28 Amsterdam Zuid10:02 London St-PancrasRegionalExpress 4372 NS Get tickets13h 34m, 2 changes
11:15 Amsterdam-Centraal16:05 London St-PancrasThalys 9340 NS Get tickets5h 50m, 1 change
11:22 Amsterdam Lelylaan16:05 London St-PancrasRegionalExpress 4630 NS Get tickets5h 43m, 2 changes
14:15 Amsterdam-Centraal18:06 London St-PancrasThalys 9358 NS Get tickets4h 51m, 1 change
14:22 Amsterdam Lelylaan18:06 London St-PancrasRegionalExpress 4642 NS Get tickets4h 44m, 2 changes
16:25 Amsterdam-Centraal21:33 London St-PancrasIC direct 9252 NS Get tickets6h 08m, 1 change
16:28 Amsterdam Zuid21:33 London St-PancrasRegionalExpress 4352 NS Get tickets6h 05m, 2 changes
19:05 Amsterdam Zuid08:24 London Liverpool StreetIntercity 2475 NS Get tickets14h 19m, 3 changes
19:05 Amsterdam Zuid08:54 London Liverpool StreetIntercity 2475 NS Get tickets14h 49m, 2 changes

Eurostar trains from Amsterdam to London

You can travel from Amsterdam to London on Eurostar trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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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).

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to London

Train tickets from Amsterdam to London start at $49.58 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $383.12.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$266.74
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$294.11
on the day
avg. single price$383.12

Book in advance

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.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Amsterdam to London

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Amsterdam to London take?

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.

How fast does the train from Amsterdam to London travel?

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.

How much does the train from Amsterdam to London cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam to London?

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).

What time does the first train from Amsterdam to London leave?

The first train from Amsterdam to London leaves at 08:25 from Amsterdam Central. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam to London leave?

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.

What's the distance between Amsterdam and London by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam to London cover a distance of around 221 miles (355 km) during the journey.

Which train companies operate between Amsterdam and London?

All trains travelling from Amsterdam to London are operated by Eurostar – high-speed services linking France to London via the Channel Tunnel.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Amsterdam.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/12/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/10/2020 for travel on 09/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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