Eurostar is launching service from London to Amsterdam

Eurostar is launching service from London to Amsterdam

Eurostar is launching service from London to Amsterdam

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.

Trains from the United Kingdom capital will take slightly over three hours to reach Rotterdam and a further 40 minutes before arriving in Amsterdam, Eurostar said Friday.

The launch of the London to Amsterdam service marks a historic milestone in the expansion of global high speed rail travel, revolutionising the connection between these important destinations.

With more than 4 million passengers travelling by air every year between London and Amsterdam, the market is the same size as the London to Paris market at the time of Eurostar's launch of service in 1994.

Tickets will be on sale from the 20th of February.

The service will start with two trains a day, taking three hours, with one-way fares from £35. As the Netherlands grows in popularity as a key business and tourism hub, the potential for the new service and the overall market is significant.

Eurostar is opening a direct high-speed train route between London and Amsterdam this spring, the rail company announced Friday. On the return journey passengers will need to alight for passport controls and security screening to be carried out in the Brussels-Midi terminal, adding an estimated 30 minutes or more to travel time. Proper direct returns from Amsterdam will be ready by late 2019, they say, should a state of war not exist between us and Europe by then. They will run nonstop to Brussels, Belgium, in one hour and 48 minutes, shaving 17 minutes off the Eurostar's current travel time between these two cities.

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