London, the UK capital, city that never sleeps, leading destination for shopping, culture and history, but where are the canals? Alright, Amsterdam has a whole lot more to offer than canals, but we’ll take any excuse to get on a train, not that you really need convincing when that train is the Eurostar. Just 4 hours from London, head to the Dutch capital on a speedy, modern and always sleek Eurostar train. You’ll have a comfy seat, plenty of room for luggage and a front-row view of fabulous views. Best of all, you’ll go from the heart of London to the centre of Amsterdam, not a moment wasted to transfers.
Hop aboard your shining carriage and speed off to the Netherlands. Amsterdam is all about unapologetically delicious food, so start your visit with a stroopwaffle, or some fries smothered in mayonnaise. Visit the Van Gogh museum, see true history at Anne Frank’s house or coyly walk through the famed Red Light District. From one capital to another, we think this train route is an absolute must for anyone on the lookout for awesome city breaks. Don’t believe us? Just see our journey information and FAQs below!
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 London St-Pancras to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 London St-Pancras and Amsterdam-Centraal is 8 hours and 51 minutes, with around 8 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 London St-Pancras to Amsterdam-Centraal is 4 hours and 14 minutes.
Train tickets from London St-Pancras to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as €40 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London St-Pancras to Amsterdam-Centraal without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from London St-Pancras to Amsterdam-Centraal. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London St-Pancras to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 08:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London St-Pancras to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 21:02. 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 London St-Pancras to Amsterdam-Centraal cover a distance of around 222 miles (357 km) during the journey.