You can now travel direct from Amsterdam to London, with no need to go via Brussels for border control. All security checks now take place at Amsterdam-Centraal, making the journey super-easy. Simply kick back and relax – with free WiFi and plug sockets on board, you won’t be short of entertainment!
Eurostar operate the newest trains in their fleet on the Amsterdam-London route – e320 trains. At over 390m in length and capable of speeds of up to 300km/h (186 mph), they’re a real treat to travel on. The train consists of 16 coaches: 10 Standard coaches, and 6 coaches with a mixture of Business Premier and Standard Premier seats.
Seating and catering
Standard seating is spread across the middle of the train, in coaches 4-13. There are a handful of double-tables in each coach, but most seats face the seat in front. You’ll share an EU and UK plug with the seat next to you, which are located underneath the seat. Free WiFi is available throughout the train and the on-board café-bar is back in business, plus you’re welcome to bring your own food on board.
Business Premier and Standard Premier coaches are located at the ends of the train, so if you’re in coaches 1, 2 or 3, prepare for a decent walk to your coach! Business Premier is Eurostar’s answer to First Class: leather seats and a complimentary meal come as standard, and you’ll have access to the lounge at St Pancras station. Business and Standard Premier seats also have USB sockets, allowing you to charge multiple devices on the go. Standard Premier is a more affordable version of Business Premier – it doesn’t allow lounge access – but is still plenty comfortable.
The e320 trains also have improved accessibility for wheelchair users and travellers with reduced mobility. There is priority seating in every coach, and there are 4 wheelchair spaces across coaches 3 and 14. These carriages also contain accessible toilets and companion seats. Friendly Eurostar will be on hand if you need a bit of help boarding the train.
Flexible tickets available
All Eurostar tickets are now exchangeable for free up to 14 days before the departure date. If your travel plans change, you can swap your tickets for a later train and pay the difference if the new fare is more expensive. Unfortunately, Eurostar cannot refund the difference for cheaper tickets. Use our Journey Planner to search for cheap tickets, and keep an eye out on our Deals & Discounts page for Eurostar promo sales!
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 15 hours and 5 minutes, with around 4 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to London is 14 hours and 50 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Amsterdam to London can start from as little as €40 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Amsterdam to London. Travelling from Amsterdam to London by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Amsterdam to London leaves at 05:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam to London leaves at 05:50. 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 220 miles (355 km) during the journey.