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Eurostar launches direct London-Amsterdam route

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travelcritix on Feb 9th 2018

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Eurostar have announced today they will start operating a new direct London-Amsterdam service on the 4th April 2018. This is fantastic news for travellers!

We knew it was likely to happen soon. Eurostar have been slowly expanding their network over time and an announcement was made a few years back. But we didn’t know when we were actually going to be able to take train to the Netherlands without having to change trains at Brussels. Well now the time has come!

London-Amsterdam is one of the busiest air routes in Europe. The inauguration of this new service marks a new milestone for Anglo-European transport links. It will boost tourism and trade. And as passengers switch from planes to trains, it will be good for the environment too.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • The trains will stop at Rotterdam and Amsterdam
  • Time to Rotterdam: 3h01. Time to Amsterdam: 3h41m
  • Prices will start £35 one-way and £70 return
  • The trains will be the e320 introduced by Eurostar in 2015
  • Tickets will go on sale from 20th February 2018 on Eurostar‘s website
  • The service will launch initally with two trains a day departing at 08.31 and 17.31 respectively
  • While passport control stations are installed in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, a temporary measure has been put in place and passengers on inbound trains from the Netherlands will be subject to passport checks at Brussels. This means that you will be re-booked onto a new train from Brussels to London thus increasing the time of your journey.
  • This also means that customers will actually travel on a Thalys operated service from Amsterdam or Rotterdam to Brussels

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Despite the inconvenience of the Brussels stopover on the way back, this is wonderful news and we can’t wait to be one of the first passengers to try it out. And you, what do you think? Will you be travelling to Amsterdam by train? Let us know. Share it with your friends.

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