Eurostar Amsterdam to London will soon launch a direct service, 18 months after its first non-stop service from London to Amsterdam commenced.
Eurostar London to Amsterdam was launched over a year ago
The service is due to begin early next year. As it stands,
However, checks will soon be able to be carried out at Amsterdam Central and Rotterdam Central, meaning Eurostar can run a direct service for the first time. The agreement between the Netherlands, France, Belgium
A spokesperson for Eurostar told Telegraph Travel: “Our Amsterdam route has grown in popularity, and we continue to see strong demand from customers, which is why we introduced a third daily service in June this year.
This is testament to the ease and comfort of the high-speed rail link between the UK and The Netherlands.
“We’re looking forward to progressing the direct return as soon as possible.”
However, the Dutch State Secretary for Justice and Security, Ankie
The response to the London to Amsterdam service has been positive since it launched in February 2018. In the first six months, more than 130,000 travellers ditched the plane to take the train instead. Eurostar said that this many passengers choosing the train over air travel saved more than 7,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
In June this year, Eurostar increased the service to three trains per day to meet demand.
“We know that many passengers do not enjoy the experience of
At a glance Eurostar journey times
London to Amsterdam – 3 hours 50 minutes
London to Rotterdam – 3 hours 10 minutes
London to Paris – 2 hours 15 minutes
London to Brussels – 1 hour 51 minutes
London to Marseille – 6 hours 27 minutes
Gavin Haines, who rode the inaugural service to Amsterdam for Telegraph Travel, said of the experience: “The train is better for the environment,
“That’s not all. The seats are more comfortable, there’s more legroom and there are no tedious liquid restrictions or baggage charges to worry about; I was even able to take my fold-up bike, which wouldn’t have been practical on the plane.”
The London to Amsterdam service currently takes 3 hours 52 minutes, with tickets starting from £35. The return leg starts from £51.50.