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What You Need To Know About Eurostar's New Amsterdam To London Service

Eurostar is well and truly taking on airlines with its brand new direct return train route serving Amsterdam and London. The eagerly anticipated service transport passengers to the heart of both capital cities seamlessly, and in doing so, offer a more sustainable choice for European travel.

What is Eurostar?

Eurostar is the high-speed train service that connects St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon, the French Alps, Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Doesn't this service already exist?

Although the cross-Channel rail operator unveiled train service from London to Amsterdam back in 2018, the return journey is nowhere near smooth. Instead, passengers are put on a normal train and transported to Brussels for customs and immigration checks to be carried out, before taking the Eurostar the rest of the way to London.

This was always meant to be a temporary measure, and thanks to a long-awaited agreement between the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, these tedious checks will now be carried out in the Netherlands, prior to travel.

When will the long-awaited direct services launch?

Thankfully, this tedious process is set to change on 30 April 2020. The inaugural service will be at 07:48 direct from Amsterdam to London and is estimated to take just over 4 hours. Following this, there will be up to two trains a day travelling from Amsterdam to London, with stops in both Rotterdam and Brussels.

When will tickets go on sale and how much will they cost?

You'll be able to purchase tickets for this Eurostar service from 11 February 2020 and these will be priced at £35 each way. If you're interested in buying tickets, head over to our buzz deal page now and grab yourself a bargain!

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