It's here! The direct Eurostar connection to London

Finally, the date is known: as of 30 April 2020, you will be able to travel to the heart of London in no time at all. No more need to change trains in Brussels. Boarding at Amsterdam Central Station? Then Eurostar will take you to London in 4 hours. As of 18 May, you will also be able to depart from Rotterdam Central Station. In that case, your journey will take 3.5 hours. With Eurostar, you will not only travel quickly, but also comfortably. And great value for money: a 2nd class one-way ticket from Amsterdam Central Station is available from € 40.

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  • Check-in

    Check-in in Amsterdam

    Your journey will soon start at the Eurostar Departures Terminal in Amsterdam. This terminal closes 30 minutes before Eurostar departures. Your ticket, baggage and passport will be checked. After that, your journey can begin!

    Watch this video explaining how the direct connection works.

  • Competition conditions
    • The competition is open from 4 February to 5 April 2020.
    • During the competition a winner will be drawn every week. A total of 9 x 2 train tickets to London can be won.
    • The winner will receive two 2nd class return tickets to London St Pancras with departure date Thursday 30-04-2020! The travel date for the return trip is negotiable.

    • The winners' draw is random.
    • The winners are responsible for arranging and paying for accommodation.
    • The weekly winner will receive a message after the draw. Other participants will not receive a message. There will be no correspondence about the results.
    • Participation in the competition is free of charge.
    • Participation in the competition begins when you enter your personal details in the Dutch form on the competition page. We ask you for your first name, surname and email address. These details will only be used for the competition. The personal details will be deleted immediately after the competition finishes.
    • You can only participate once with 1 email address during the entire competition.
    • You can find more information about how NS manages your privacy in our privacy policy.
    • You can subscribe to the NS International newsletter at the same time. After you have confirmed your registration, you will receive our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time.
    • Employees of NS and NS International are excluded from this competition.
    • Prices are not exchangeable for cash or other products.
    • You may be asked to share an account of your travel experience.

Travel Londen 30 April to 17 May

Do you want to go to London in the period from 30 April to 17 May 2020? Take advantage of the 'introductory ticket'.

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