Eurostar launches £35 fast route from London to Amsterdam

Kelvin Reese
February 12, 2018

During the initial period, passengers will travel direct from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam and on the return journey will connect through Brussels where passport controls and security screening will be carried out.

According to Dutch News, Eurostar revealed its direct London to Amsterdam train service will launch in April, but the travellers on the journey from Amsterdam to London will have to change trains in Brussels and go through a security check.

Our new route marks the culmination of the extensive investment in high speed rail on both sides of the Channel.

Tickets go on sale from 20 February, and - in a clear bid to give the budget airlines a run for their money - prices for a single start from a very reasonable £35.

Nicolas Petrovic, chief executive of Eurostar, said: "The launch of our service to the Netherlands represents an exciting advance in cross-Channel travel and heralds a new era in worldwide high-speed rail".

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Travel time from London to Rotterdam will be 3 hours, and to Amsterdam 3 hours and 40 minutes.

It says more than four million passengers travel between London and Amsterdam by air each year. This is a temporary measure until the British and Dutch governments come to an agreement on controlling passengers coming into England.

From April 4th there will be two fast trains a day between the Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group, said: "This launch is highly significant news". That compares to 70 direct flights daily from London to Amsterdam, for example. The Amsterdam - London service would not set down passengers at Brussels South with boarding only permitted at this station. These customers will see their journey time cut by 17 minutes as the time onboard is reduced from 2hr05 to 1hr48.

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