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Taking the Eurostar train from London to Amsterdam Centraal

With direct Eurostar trains from London to Amsterdam Centraal, it takes just 4h 41m to get from one city centre to another. And with the new direct services from the Netherlands, you don't have to change in Brussels on your way back anymore, making train travel a real breeze.

What’s more, if your travel plans change, you can now exchange your ticket for free up to 14 days before departure thanks to Eurostar’s new flexible tickets. You’ll just need to pay the difference in fare, but you won’t get a refund if your new ticket is cheaper.

There’s no way you’ll get bored during your train journey from London to Amsterdam Centraal! With Eurostar’s free onboard entertainment, you’ll get to enjoy top TV shows, films and documentaries (there are also kids’ shows to keep your little ones entertained). Free WiFi and power sockets at every seat are also available, so you can keep your devices charged.

At the moment, Eurostar haven’t changed their meals – they’ve just adapted the way they serve them to keep you safe. You can still get food and drinks from Café Métropole (Eurostar’s onboard bar buffet) and if you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier (First Class), you’ll get a complimentary meal.

Once you get off at Amsterdam Centraal station, make sure you have your ticket handy, as you'll need to scan it at the NS ticket gates to exit. Amsterdam Centraal station is the city’s main station, so it’s the perfect location to start exploring – landmarks such as the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and the Rembrandt House Museum are only a few minutes away from the train station.

Still not convinced? Keep reading to find train times, tips on getting cheap tickets and FAQs about the journey from London to Amsterdam Centraal by train.

London to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 15h 5m to travel from London to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 221 miles (355 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from London to Amsterdam-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €46 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 14h 50m
Price€46 - €434.40
Distance221 miles (355 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationAmsterdam-Centraal
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsEurostar, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

London to Amsterdam-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Amsterdam-Centraal for Wednesday 14th April 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
11:04 London St-Pancras16:11 Amsterdam Centraal EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets4h 14m, direct
21:02 London Liverpool Street11:10 Amsterdam-CentraalSchnellzug 15140 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 8m, 3 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street11:25 Amsterdam-CentraalSchnellzug 15140 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 23m, 2 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras16:11 Amsterdam Centraal EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets4h 14m, direct
21:02 London Liverpool Street11:10 Amsterdam-CentraalSchnellzug 15140 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 8m, 3 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street11:25 Amsterdam-CentraalSchnellzug 15140 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 23m, 2 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras17:51 Amsterdam-CentraalEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets5h 47m, 2 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras18:38 Amsterdam-CentraalEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets6h 34m, 1 change
21:02 London Liverpool Street11:10 Amsterdam-CentraalSchnellzug 15140 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 8m, 3 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street11:25 Amsterdam-CentraalSchnellzug 15140 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 23m, 2 changes

Eurostar trains from London to Amsterdam-Centraal

You can travel from London to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 London to Amsterdam-Centraal

The price of train tickets from London to Amsterdam-Centraal starts at €46 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.
lowest price found
from46
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price91.14
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price120.55
on the day
avg. single price245

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 London to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 London to Amsterdam-Centraal? 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 London to Amsterdam-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between London and Amsterdam-Centraal 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from London to Amsterdam-Centraal is 14 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Amsterdam-Centraal cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as €46 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 London to Amsterdam-Centraal?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Amsterdam-Centraal. Travelling from London to Amsterdam-Centraal by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from London to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 05:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Amsterdam-Centraal 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.

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

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Amsterdam-Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/04/2021. 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 05/04/2021 for travel on 06/07/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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