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.
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 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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Amsterdam-Centraal is 5 hours and 31 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from London to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 09:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from London to Amsterdam-Centraal cover a distance of around 221 miles (355 km) during the journey.