Train to London: direct to Amsterdam from €40,-


Train to London: direct to Amsterdam from €40,-

By train to London? Are you looking for a cheap train ticket to take a city trip to London? This is now possible with the NS international and Eurostar.

Travel to london

  1. Travel from Amsterdam, Schiphol or Rotterdam by train from NS International or Thalys to Brussels South;
  2. On Brussels South switch to the Eurostar to London.

Travelling to Rotterdam, Schiphol or Amsterdam

  1. Travel from London directly to Rotterdam, Schiphol or Amsterdam.

Which trains go to London

You can travel from the Netherlands to London 6 times a day. For this route there is no direct connection, but a transfer has to be made in Brussels. The Intercity Brussels, Thalyse and Eurostar offer this trip. These carriers depart from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Schiphol. The trip to London is offered by Thalyse and NS Intercity. These trains will first travel to Brussels, from where a changeover will take place. In Brussels, a switch should be made to Eurostar. From Brussels you travel to the train station St. Petersburg. Pancras, the heart of London.

London St Pancras

At what times do the trains travel

Below is an overview of the departure times from Amsterdam – London.

Departure Amsterdam - London

What are the train fares to London

Below is an overview of the rates, stations and stops that will be made.

Departure Amsterdam - London

Train to London without changing trains

There is only a direct connection between London and Amsterdam, this trip takes 3:55 hours. From Amsterdam to London the journey takes 4:42 hours. This is due to a 70 min transfer in Brussels. From 26 October 2020 you can travel directly to London with the Eurostar from Amsterdam and Rotterdam. A transfer in Brussels will then no longer be necessary. Tickets for the direct train from the Netherlands to London are on sale from 1 September 10:00 (from € 46 one-way ticket).


Check in Eurostar

On the outward journey to London the check-in for Eurostar is at Brussels-Midi station. The arrival platform from Thalyse or Intercity Brussels to the Eurostar terminal takes 5 minutes.

To travel back to the Netherlands from London you have to take the following into account:

  • You must arrive at the Eurostar Channel Terminal at London St. Petersburg at least 30 minutes in advance. Pancras International.
  • The NS has advised to be at the Eurostar Terminal 45 minutes in advance.

This advice was given because St. Pancras International is a large train station, so the search for the Terminal can take time. It is important to arrive on time, because you may be refused. So you can miss the train.

To London by train or plane

From Amsterdam to London can be done by bus, train or plane. It’s only faster by plane if you go via Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. The flight from Amsterdam or London takes about one hour, but you are expected to be present two hours before departure. From Heathrow it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of London. From Gatwick, it takes 30 minutes. You can still use a cheap airline ticket with Easyjet, KLM and British Airways. In order to get an overview of the cheapest airline ticket, Skyscanner andMomondo are handy websites.

From €22,99.- it is possible to travel by bus from Amsterdam centrally to London. Flixbus offers this trip. This trip takes about 10 hours.

British airways

Stay in London

If you’re planning to explore London or go shopping or city break, then a stay is essential. Below are a number of websites where you can book a hotel, hostel or house:

Big Ben