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.
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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Amsterdam-Centraal is 14 hours and 50 minutes.
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.
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 05:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from London to Amsterdam-Centraal cover a distance of around 221 miles (355 km) during the journey.