Unfortunately, Eurostar have announced they will not be stopping at Ashford International until 2022. However, you can still travel from Ashford to Amsterdam via London. Catch a train from Ashford International to London St Pancras, and from there, hop on a Eurostar service from London to Amsterdam.
Fast trains can get you from Ashford to London in 38 minutes, and the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Amsterdam can take 4h 14m, which is still less stressful than flying!
If you’ve already bought your train ticket from Ashford International to Amsterdam, you can request an eVoucher for the full value of your booking by filling out Eurostar’s eVoucher claim form. Your voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue and you’ll get to travel to any Eurostar destination from London St Pancras station. With your voucher, you can book a new ticket for free – just remember that you’ll need to pay the difference in fare if your new ticket has a higher value than your voucher.
Arriving at Amsterdam Centraal station, you’ll find yourself in the perfect spot to start exploring – the city’s landmarks, including the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and the Rembrandt House Museum, are within easy reach.
Need more information? Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to check train times and compare ticket prices.
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).
NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.
SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
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 Ashford International to Amsterdam 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 Ashford International and Amsterdam is 12 hours and 25 minutes, with around 5 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 Ashford International to Amsterdam is 5 hours and 35 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Ashford International to Amsterdam can start from as little as €96 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 Ashford International to Amsterdam. Travelling from Ashford International to Amsterdam by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Ashford International to Amsterdam leaves at 09:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Ashford International to Amsterdam leaves at 20:16. 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 Ashford International to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 192 miles (309 km) during the journey.