Tickets for the new Eurostar service between London and Amsterdam now live (From £45pp E/W)
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Tickets for the new Eurostar service between London and Amsterdam now live (From £45pp E/W)

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Found 20th Feb
Now live, starting from just £45pp E/W - dates and prices do vary as no doubt will be huge demand

States £35pp on blurb but i couldn't find cheaper, although was a quick look, you lot might be lucky

2897492.jpgThere’s so much more to the Netherlands than windmills, tulips and cheese. Renowned for being pancake-flat, the Netherlands is a hotbed of world-class art, exciting culture, and forward-thinking architecture. And now, it’s a doddle to get there from London St Pancras International.

Our new twice-daily train runs direct from London to Amsterdam via Rotterdam. It takes just 3hrs 41mins to get to Amsterdam Centraal, and only 3hrs 1min to get to Rotterdam Centraal. Sales open this evening, 20 February. (Now live)

The train goes direct from city centre to city centre. And there’s no hidden charges for luggage or limits on liquids.
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matwalaboy27 m ago

“Work” takes me to Amsterdam all the time so this would be good -:)


That's a long way to go to sit in a window 😋
Seems good, but no direct trains back, which is a bit of a pain

On the return journey, you’ll need to take a Thalys train from Amsterdam Centraal or Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi/Zuid. On arrival at Brussels Midi/Zuid, you’ll need to go through security and have your passport checked before you hop on a Eurostar train back to St Pancras International.
Can my every comment not be reviewed. ...it's getting tedious.
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Great if carrying luggage, but if not aren't flights about the same price? Sure I paid £95 last year return, and got to fly from a local airport rather than travel down to London. Mind you I guess once you add check in time it's just as long a journey!
Seems good, but no direct trains back, which is a bit of a pain

On the return journey, you’ll need to take a Thalys train from Amsterdam Centraal or Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi/Zuid. On arrival at Brussels Midi/Zuid, you’ll need to go through security and have your passport checked before you hop on a Eurostar train back to St Pancras International.
33297997-S1HIb.jpgYou need to check as you haven't chosen the direct train outbound and all will go via Brussels on the way home .
And they aren't actually on sale yet Eurostar tweeted 6 mins ago to say as I've been looking all day lol :-)
Are tickets live? On the website it says:

Our new twice-daily train runs direct from London to Amsterdam via Rotterdam. It takes just 3hrs 41mins to get to Amsterdam Centraal, and only 3hrs 1min to get to Rotterdam Centraal. Sales open Thursday morning, 22 February.
Im there.
AndyEveriss-b2e63.097742 m ago

And they aren't actually on sale yet Eurostar tweeted 6 mins ago to say as …And they aren't actually on sale yet Eurostar tweeted 6 mins ago to say as I've been looking all day lol :-)

:-( although website now says 22nd Feb darn it lol
The great pluses of Eurostar is the liggage allowance.We took it to Brussels visiting the Christmas markets and compared to flying it turned out the same travelling time, even going from Bristol to London by train and also we had 3 extra bags each coming back (containing beer, chocolate and cheese) and no issues getting them on the train
Can my every comment not be reviewed. ...it's getting tedious.
choc196926 m ago

The great pluses of Eurostar is the liggage allowance.We took it to …The great pluses of Eurostar is the liggage allowance.We took it to Brussels visiting the Christmas markets and compared to flying it turned out the same travelling time, even going from Bristol to London by train and also we had 3 extra bags each coming back (containing beer, chocolate and cheese) and no issues getting them on the train



" Two-bag travel allowance and no extra fees "
IamMT15 m ago

" Two-bag travel allowance and no extra fees "



Never had an issue overcoming that.....same experience going to Paris bringing back lots of stuff. The general consensus ws as long as you could carry it yourself they weren't going to quibble
Edited by: "choc1969" 20th Feb
“Work” takes me to Amsterdam all the time so this would be good -:)
Liverpool to Amsterdam flights average out around £30 each way , sometimes cheaper . But I suppose great for people in central London . Have some heat .
What is the journey time ?
As from leaving my home to getting the airport an hour and 10 minutes before flight as no bags to check in . 45 minute flight . I can be in Amsterdam central from Liverpool airport in 2 hours 50 minutes.
matwalaboy27 m ago

“Work” takes me to Amsterdam all the time so this would be good -:)


That's a long way to go to sit in a window 😋
yozzman123420 m ago

What is the journey time ? As from leaving my home to getting the airport …What is the journey time ? As from leaving my home to getting the airport an hour and 10 minutes before flight as no bags to check in . 45 minute flight . I can be in Amsterdam central from Liverpool airport in 2 hours 50 minutes.


From Leeds with check in its only 2 hours 20min for £59. It's not worth using Eurostar if you live past the Midlands.
zx636r51 m ago

Can my every comment not be reviewed. ...it's getting tedious.


LOL. You must be swearing a lot...
ws0075 m ago

That's a long way to go to sit in a window 😋


HAHA - I knew my comment would be misconstrued -;
Anyone know if there are any customs checks involved?(ninja)
Edited by: "aiman222" 20th Feb
goldy121 h, 43 m ago

Seems good, but no direct trains back, which is a bit of a painOn the …Seems good, but no direct trains back, which is a bit of a painOn the return journey, you’ll need to take a Thalys train from Amsterdam Centraal or Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi/Zuid. On arrival at Brussels Midi/Zuid, you’ll need to go through security and have your passport checked before you hop on a Eurostar train back to St Pancras International.


This is because they haven’t got immigration procedures agreed for the UK. They will eventually have a direct train for the return journey.
aiman22215 m ago

Anyone know if there are any customs checks involved?(ninja)


Obviously
Seems expensive and time consuming compared to flying. Once did AMS from Humberside airport, 45 mins. Also use Leeds, MAN, Liverpool, EMA all cost around £60 return. Must be a market for it but not for me.
Cheaper to fly
You can fly from Southend return £47
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Edited by: "memistokkan" 20th Feb
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AMS is a bit overrated. Rotterdam better But heat anyway, even tho you can often fly cheaper not everyone likes to fly...
tek-monkey2 h, 20 m ago

Great if carrying luggage, but if not aren't flights about the same price? …Great if carrying luggage, but if not aren't flights about the same price? Sure I paid £95 last year return, and got to fly from a local airport rather than travel down to London. Mind you I guess once you add check in time it's just as long a journey!



I would say only good if you live in London and the departure station is closer by than an airport, not worth the hassle and expense for myself (midlands)
Edited by: "Krizzo3" 20th Feb
It’ll cost me £90 to get a train down to London. Eurostar serves the south
Its a different class on the train. Take your own wine and food as well and have a party. (As much luggage as you want as well)

If you were travelling from the south east (UK) you couldn't get into the centre of Amsterdam and Rotterdam quicker by the time you have arrived at any airport sorted yourself out at both ends especially if you have luggage.

Top cheap trip heat Op.
Annoyingly could only find journos with one change for my chosen dates
Krizzo314 m ago

I would say only good if you live in London and the departure station is …I would say only good if you live in London and the departure station is closer by than an airport, not worth the hassle and expense for myself (midlands)



Midlands here too, much cheaper and quicker to fly if you're not in the M25. Even with HS2 it'll only save me 15 minutes to get to London compared to current trains but cost loads more.
tek-monkey1 m ago

Midlands here too, much cheaper and quicker to fly if you're not in the …Midlands here too, much cheaper and quicker to fly if you're not in the M25. Even with HS2 it'll only save me 15 minutes to get to London compared to current trains but cost loads more.


Yeah, unless someone is really afraid of flying then deal but otherwise a treat for the rich, not neccesarely faster/cheaper/more convinient.
Crappy to come back on tho
matwalaboy1 h, 2 m ago

HAHA - I knew my comment would be misconstrued -;


it takes a dirty mind
ws0071 m ago

it takes a dirty mind


haha - hard to argue with that
tek-monkey2 h, 46 m ago

Great if carrying luggage, but if not aren't flights about the same price? …Great if carrying luggage, but if not aren't flights about the same price? Sure I paid £95 last year return, and got to fly from a local airport rather than travel down to London. Mind you I guess once you add check in time it's just as long a journey!


Agree, depending on your location. For example around here unless booked well in advance a single ticket to London Liverpool Street from Norwich station is around £63. Open Return £109, so adding that to the tube tickets and then on to Amsterdam it's cheaper and more convenient to fly! Heat added for find and price though.
Edited by: "Aza" 20th Feb
Not live til thursday
I think I flew from stansted in 45minuets
I might be mistaken but these are not the new Direct train services as all are showing as a change of train in Brussels. The actual direct (outbound) tickets go live on Thursday?
Under 4s free whereas on planes only under 2s are free! Haven’t done it yet but can imagine it being easier to travel with a family on Eurostar than on a plane, more space, no takeoff or landing etc. Plus vitality discount!
lucas1 h, 30 m ago

Obviously


is that a yes then..? been over dover-calais over a dozen times, bags were checked once.
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