Great news! Eurostar, today embarks on its inaugural journey from London direct to The Netherlands and tickets also go on sale for the start of public journeys which kick off in 6 weeks time on 4th April

Tickets for the new route go on sale from 4pm on Tuesday 20 February. With highly competitive fares from just £35 one-way, a journey time of just 3 hours to Rotterdam and 3 hours 41 to Amsterdam, Eurostar will transform the connection between these key destinations, providing travellers with a compelling, environmentally friendly alternative to the airlines. What’s more, with trains from Leicester running straight into St Pancras, you can be there in a flash!

When Eurostar begins its commercial service from 4th April there will be two trains a day departing at 08.31 and 17.31.

In addition to revolutionising the cross Channel connection to The Netherlands, the new London-Amsterdam service also delivers a record new journey time for those passengers travelling on the London-Brussels section of the route.

Going forward, these customers will see their journey time cut by 17 minutes as the time onboard is reduced from 2 hours 05 to 1 hour 48.

For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit or call the Eurostar contact centre on 03432 186 186.