24 August 2020

Eurostar confirms start of new direct connection between Amsterdam and London

  • Fully direct service both to and from the Netherlands will operate from 26th October
  • Tickets on sale from 1st September
  • New flexible fares offer free exchanges up to 14 days before departure

Eurostar, the high-speed rail link between the UK and mainland Europe, today confirms that its London-Amsterdam service will operate fully direct both to and from the Netherlands from the 26th October.

Tickets for the direct return journey go on sale from 1st September from £40 each way, with a journey time of just over four hours (4h 9m) from Amsterdam and three and a half hours (3h 29m) from Rotterdam to London. With bookings open up to six months in advance of travel, passengers can plan ahead for travel over the Christmas period and up to February 2021.

In light of the continuing uncertainty and recently introduced quarantine measures, Eurostar is offering passengers more flexibility with all fares now exchangeable with no fee up to 14 days before departure. [1] These flexible fares, which apply to all bookings made from 1st July until 31st December, are valid for any dates of travel available at the time of purchase. The increased flexibility comes in addition to options for those with existing bookings who may want to change their travel plans.

Both on board and in stations, Eurostar has introduced new hygiene measures to provide customers with a comfortable and safe experience. A new seat map ensures travellers are seated at a safe distance apart respecting social distancing guidelines. Trains are deep cleaned before every journey, and cleaning teams are on board to regularly disinfect high contact areas. All travellers must wear a mask on board and in stations, in line with government regulations.

For more information or to book Eurostar tickets (from 1st September) visit www.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 03432 186 186.


Notes to editors

[1] Bookings between 13 days before departure and day of departure will be charged an exchange fee of £30/€40 in Standard Class, £40/€50 in Standard Premier, and £15/€20 for children. Applicable to all public fares available on Eurostar.com.

About Eurostar
  • Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Disneyland Resort Paris, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. 
  • Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR. LCR’s holding was transferred to the Treasury in 2014, and sold by the UK government to a consortium comprising Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure on 28th May 2015. 
  • Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network. 
  • Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies.  Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel’s biggest customer.