Eurostar, the high-speed rail link between the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, announced that its London-Amsterdam service would run directly from and to the Netherlands as from 30 April.
It has been delivering a smooth journey from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam since 2018. The new connection-directly both ways-will provide trouble-free travel between these iconic European cities and a compelling reason for travellers to switch from plane to train.
With competitive fares from just GBP 35 (USD 45.59) each way, tickets are available from 11 February, for travel from Amsterdam starting on 30 April and from Rotterdam on 18 May 2020. There are currently three outbound services a day from the UK to the Netherlands. The direct inbound journey from Amsterdam to London will start with two services, with the aim of increasing to a third, and then a fourth.
Mike Cooper, Eurostar’s chief executive said: “Since its launch, our services from the UK to the Netherlands have been very popular with more than half a million travellers. The fully direct service marks an exciting advance for high-speed rail and provides customers a convenient, environmentally friendly alternative to the airlines on one of Europe’s busiest business and leisure routes.