4 January 2019

Eurostar steps-up services to Amsterdam

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service connecting the UK with mainland Europe, is today putting tickets on sale for its third daily service direct from London to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
The third service, which starts on 11th June 2019, comes in direct response to customer demand following the popularity of Eurostar’s new route to the Netherlands which launched in April last year.
The increased frequency provides travellers with more travel options, making it easier for passengers to choose the environmental benefits of high-speed rail over flying. A Eurostar journey from London to Amsterdam results in 80%1 less carbon per passenger than a flight, and the third service will bring Eurostar’s capacity on the route to the equivalent of 12 flights per day.2
Mike Cooper, Chief Executive, Eurostar, said: “Our new route to the Netherlands has been met with strong demand from our customers, who increasingly value the ease, comfort and seamless experience of high-speed rail. A third train each day will boost capacity whilst offering more choice and flexibility to travellers connecting between these European cities.”
Highly competitive fares will continue to start at £35 one way, with journey times from  just 3hrs 13mins to Rotterdam and 3hrs 52mins to Amsterdam.3
Timetable from 11th June 2019:
London to Amsterdam

 Mon to FriXXX 
 Sunday X X
Amsterdam to Brussels
 Mon to FriXX X
 SaturdayX X 
 Sunday  XX
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 03432 186 186.

Notes to editors
1 Calculations carried out for Eurostar by Paul Watkiss Associates in 2017, based on DEFRA methodology
2 Based on:
  • Eurostar e320 carrying 450 passengers per train to and from Amsterdam (half a train)
  • An A320 aeroplane carrying 220 passengers
  • Three Eurostar services a day from London to Amsterdam
3 Using Sunday evening journey times. Other services are 3hrs 16mins to Rotterdam and 3hrs 55mins to Amsterdam.
About Eurostar
  1. From its early days of operation Eurostar has championed the environmental benefits of high speed rail and the switch to sustainable modes of transport for short haul travel. A Eurostar journey from London to Amsterdam emits 80% less carbon than the equivalent short haul flight making it a clear choice for the future of travel in Europe.
  2. Customers travelling by Eurostar can enjoy a range of benefits including:
    • Seamless city centre to city centre travel, with stations located in the heart of our destinations
    • Comfort and space on board to work or unwind with wifi connectivity and onboard entertainment
    • Fast and convenient check-in - passengers are asked to arrive only 30 minutes before departure
    • Generous, free-of-charge baggage allowance with each passenger allowed 2 bags/suitcases and 1 piece of hand luggage
    • No queues or baggage reclaim upon arrival - simply take your bag with you on board
  3. Eurostar’s Business Premier service offers the highest standards in short-haul business travel.  With flexible fares up to departure, Business Premier customers enjoy 10 minute express check-in, exclusive access to the business lounges as well as complimentary drinks and fine dining in the comfort of their seat.
  4. In addition to the Eurostar services, there are up to 8 Thalys trains a day from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Brussels, and the following provide the best connections to Eurostar services:
Journey Time
06:1706:5808:0808:5209:574hrs 40mins
07:1707:5809:0810:5611:574hrs 40mins
12:1712:5814:0814:5616:054hrs 48mins
14:1714:5816:0816:5618:064hrs 49mins
15:1715:5817:0817:5619:134hrs 55mins
16:1716:5818:0818:5619:574hrs 40mins
17:1717:5819:0820:2221:335hrs 16mins
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500