By Train from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to London (United Kingdom) - Option 1: taking a combination of Thalys and Eurostar trains offers a wider choice of departures

Journey Summary

Depart Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Amsterdam Centraal

Arrive London (United Kingdom)

London St Pancras International
Journey Time
4hr 47min - 5hr 50min*
The service of direct trains from Amsterdam to London will commence on April 30th, but if you will be travelling before that date the fastest option for an Amsterdam to London train journey is this combination of Thalys and Eurostar trains.

And if you will be travelling after Apr 30th, by making the connection in Bruxelles, you can select from a wider choice of departure and arrival times.

Also keep in mind that this combination of Thalys and Eurostar trains will be slower than the direct trains - but if you take this combination of trains, you won't need to be at Amsterdam Centraal station at least 30 mins before departure.

Change trains in: Bruxelles/Brussels

Mon - Fri = 5  x connections per day
Saturday = 4 x connections
Sunday = 5 x connections

*The discrepancy in journey times is mainly due to the variations in the connecting time between trains at Bruxelles-Midi/Zuid station.

The options which have a total journey time of less than 5hrs, allow between 45 and 50mins to make the connection between the Thalys and Eurostar trains in Bruxelles

So if the departure/arrival times and price suit - target those journeys.

45-50 minutes in Bruxelles should ensure a stress-free transfer at Midi/Zuid station, even if the Thalys arrives up to 15 mins late  - which happens very rarely.

Though if the Thalys does arrive in Bruxelles so late that you only have around 15mins to transfer between trains, you SHOULD still make the Eurostar.

More information is available on the guide to connecting into Eurostar departures when changing trains at Bruxelles-Midi station .

The alternative option:

You don't have to take a Thalys train between Amsterdam and Bruxelles in order to make the connection into the Eurostar.

If you'll be making a bookinh after the discounted tickets for the Thalys train has sold out, it's likely that you will be able to save money by taking an IC train from Amsterdam to Bruxelles.

Train 1

  • Depart: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Arrive: Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)
  • Journey time: 1hr 50 mins - 1hr 55 mins

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Train 2

  • Depart: Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)
  • Arrive: London (United Kingdom)
  • Journey time: 2hr 1min - 2hr 20min

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