Eurostar will commence direct services between London and the Netherlands from 30 April 2020. Tickets for the direct return journey have gone on sale this week.
Since 2018, Eurostar has provided a seamless journey from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Currently, the journey requires a connection through Brussels where passport controls and security screening is required. This step was always a temporary measure while the governments of the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands finalised an arrangement to enable passport checks to be completed on departure in the Netherlands.
The new connection – direct both ways – will offer hassle-free travel between these iconic European cities, reducing travel time by around 40 minutes, and providing a compelling reason for travellers to switch from plane to train.
Fares are price from just £35 each way, for travel from Amsterdam starting on 30 April 2020 and from Rotterdam on 18 May 2020.
Initially there will be three 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, Chief Executive said, “Our services from the UK to the Netherlands have proved very popular with over half a million travellers since launch. Our fully direct service marks an exciting advance for high-speed rail and provides consumers with a comfortable, environmentally friendly alternative to the airlines on one of Europe’s busiest leisure and business routes.”
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com