Eurostar in Londen St Pancras station

A fourth daily Eurostar connection is a real possibility

While Eurostar's third daily trip has yet to start, NS International and Eurostar are already discussing a fourth connection to London. This connection might begin as soon as passport control at Amsterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Central Station are in service. As of 11 June, Eurostar will run a third daily train service between Amsterdam and London, via Rotterdam and Brussels.

The train trip to London is popular. The increased frequency will offer passengers more options, making it easier to choose the environmental benefits of high-speed trains instead of air travel. That is why NS is already looking at the possibility of a fourth Eurostar connection. It will only be possible once passport control at Amsterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Central Station are operational. This is expected to happen in the coming year.

Director Heike Luiten of NS International: "For this third Eurostar, we’re already preparing for passport and baggage checks we expect will be needed by the end of 2019. Now, you can only travel directly from London to the Netherlands. Soon, you can just board at Amsterdam Central or Rotterdam Central, and, after checking in, travel to the British capital in one go. At any rate, we're ready for it, and can't wait to welcome the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee to our stations.”

The ticket sales for the third daily direct connection from London to Rotterdam and Amsterdam and vice versa began earlier this month. This connection meets the demand of passengers for Eurostars' new, popular route from England to the Netherlands, which was launched in April of last year.

With the daily departure of the third Eurostar train, the departure times of all three trips will change. Also, on weekends, two Eurostar trains will be running each day instead of one. The fares start from 40 Euros one-way, with journey times of only 3 hours and 13 minutes from London to Rotterdam and 3 hours and 52 minutes to Amsterdam.