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Taking the train from London to Amsterdam-Centraal (Central)

High-speed Eurostar trains make it a breeze to travel by train from London to Amsterdam Centraal station in the most relaxing way. Forget about crowded airports, long waits in the terminal and transfers to the city centre, when the train can take you from London to Amsterdam to just under four hours.

With trains leaving London from the early hours of the morning until around 22:00 at night, you can be flexible with your travel times. Just think you can leave St Pancras International at around 07:00 and be sipping coffee by a canal in Amsterdam 11:00. Why not travel in Business Premier if you fancy treating yourself to extra perks along the way like gourmet food served at your seat and Eurostar Business lounge access at St Pancras.

Keep reading to find train times, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs about the journey from London to Amsterdam Centraal station by train.

New for 2020! From 11th February, you can book direct Eurostar trains from Amsterdam Centraal station to London (you currently need to change in Brussels on the return journey). This direct route will begin to operate from Thursday 30th April 2020. 

London to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 8h 17m to travel from London to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 221 miles (355 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from London to Amsterdam-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 31m
Price€40 - €432.20
Distance221 miles (355 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationAmsterdam-Centraal
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operators

London to Amsterdam-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Amsterdam-Centraal for Wednesday 27th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
09:01 London St-Pancras15:35 Amsterdam-CentraalEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets5h 34m, 3 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras15:38 Amsterdam-CentraalEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets5h 37m, 2 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street11:07 Amsterdam-CentraalSchnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 05m, 3 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street11:25 Amsterdam-CentraalSchnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 23m, 2 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras15:35 Amsterdam-CentraalEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets5h 34m, 3 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras15:38 Amsterdam-CentraalEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets5h 37m, 2 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street11:07 Amsterdam-CentraalSchnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 05m, 3 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street11:25 Amsterdam-CentraalSchnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets13h 23m, 2 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras15:35 Amsterdam-CentraalEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets5h 34m, 3 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras15:39 Amsterdam-CentraalEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets5h 38m, 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

Train tickets from London to Amsterdam-Centraal start at €40 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €256.64.
lowest price found
from40
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price120.40
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price152.42
on the day
avg. single price256.64

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 8 hours and 17 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 London and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Amsterdam-Centraal is 5 hours and 31 minutes.

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

Train tickets from London 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.

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 09:01. 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 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.

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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Amsterdam-Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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