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Travelling on a direct Eurostar train from Amsterdam to London

Planning to spend some time in the UK and want to find more information on how to travel from Amsterdam to London by train? Start your journey with us! 

On average, direct Eurostar trains take you from Amsterdam to London in just 4 hours and 50 minutes. Generally, you’ll find around 3 trains running on this route each day, which spans 220 miles.  

At Amsterdam Centraal station, hop on a modern e320 Eurostar train and enjoy wide comfortable seating, plenty of luggage space, free WiFi and plug sockets to keep you connected during your journey. If you’re in need of refreshments, head to Café Metropole, the Eurostar’s onboard bar buffet. If you fancy travelling in style, why not go Business Premier and enjoy leather seats and a complimentary meal as you’re whisked through the Channel Tunnel into the UK.  

Once you’ve arrived in London, you can start exploring the city. From London St Pancras you can hop on the London Underground and find yourself at the heart of the city. Unsure where to start? Head to Westminster to see Big Ben, the London Eye and Westminster Abbey! Want to explore more of the UK? Take a look at our guide to the best day trips from London

Feeling ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to London with us today. For more information, keep reading for timetables and FAQs about the journey. Alternatively, check out our European deals and discounts page to keep an eye out for Eurostar promos.

Amsterdam to London by train

It takes an average of 4h 42m to travel from Amsterdam to London by train, over a distance of around 220 miles (355 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam to London and tickets for this journey start from €55 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 42m
PriceFrom €55
Distance220 miles (355 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
First train06:15
Last train18:15
Departure stationAmsterdam
Arrival stationLondon
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Eurostar, Flixbus

Amsterdam to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to London for Saturday 2nd July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:45 Amsterdam-Centraal13:57 London St-Pancrasthalys 9334 Thalys 5h 12m, 1 change
10:45 Amsterdam-Centraal15:57 London St-Pancrasthalys 9340 Thalys 6h 12m, 1 change
14:45 Amsterdam-Centraal18:57 London St-Pancrasthalys 9364 Thalys 5h 12m, 1 change

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

The price of train tickets from Amsterdam to London starts at €55 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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.

Journey details

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 4 hours and 42 minutes, with around 6 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Amsterdam and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to London is 4 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Amsterdam to London can start from as little as €55 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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.

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

The first train from Amsterdam to London leaves at 06:15. 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 18:15. 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 220 miles (355 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Amsterdam to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/02/2022. 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 01/06/2023 for travel on 01/06/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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