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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from London to Amsterdam. Traveling by train from London to Amsterdam usually takes around 4 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Eurostar train can make the trip in 3 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance222 mi (357 km)
Fastest train3h 55m
Lowest price£165.29
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceEurostar
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from London to Amsterdam?

In the last month, £165.29 was the average price of a train ticket from London to Amsterdam. Given how far apart London and Amsterdam are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 1 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £46.71 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from London to Amsterdam by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for July. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £73 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from London to Amsterdam in October, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £209 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from London to Amsterdam?

Eurostar is the one and only train line which connects London to Amsterdam. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Eurostar24h 5m£194.03
  • Eurostar

    Eurostar

    Eurostar train tickets from London to Amsterdam start from £165, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Eurostar schedules to Amsterdam. Eurostar in London leaves from London St Pancras International . And in Amsterdam trains arrive at Amsterdam Centraal .

    From London to Amsterdam train travel on Eurostar takes 4 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Amsterdam faster, Eurostar offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 55 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London to Amsterdam during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from London to Amsterdam?

The distance between London and Amsterdam is approximately 222 miles, or 357 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 55 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from London to Amsterdam are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from London to Amsterdam?

Trains leave the station in London twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Amsterdam with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Amsterdam to London.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Amsterdam

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The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is one of Europe's most eclectic cities with so much to explore. As a hub of culture, history, and architecture, as well as sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll, no amount of time in this vibrant city will ever be enough. Of course, this makes it one of the best cities to visit after graduation.

To learn about one of the most significant parts of modern history, visit the Anne Frank House, a humbling testament to this remarkable girl's unwavering optimism and resilience during the horrors of World War II. The Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are also well worth a visit to discover artworks by Dutch masters.

For a look into contemporary life in Amsterdam, visit De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets), a micro-neighbourhood brimming with independent shops, artisan food eateries, and cosy cafes where you can experience an authentic Dutch Coffeeshop. Taking an iconic canal tour is another must, allowing you to experience the city while relaxing on the water. Since Amsterdam is known for its cycling culture, bring your bike or rent one during your stay to get around the city as the locals do.

Travel to Amsterdam is easy, with its connections to the rest of Europe via a vast network of motorways, utilized by FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus services. Amsterdam's many connections are why it's the starting point for our budget tour of the Netherlands. Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is also a major international travel hub, and the Central Station is one of the largest rail terminals in Europe.

Station Information

Where is the train station in London?

Departure stations

There is one train station in London.

All train stations in London:

  • London St Pancras International

Where is the train station in Amsterdam?

Arrival stations

Amsterdam has one train station.

Train stations in Amsterdam:

  • Amsterdam Centraal

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