Eurostar resumes service to Amsterdam from 9 July, reverts to stop in Brussels for return journey

Jul 3, 2020

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After months of lockdown, travel is starting to slowly but surely come back. Eurostar’s service to Rotterdam and Amsterdam will restart from 9 July, the rail company announced on Wednesday.

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As of 9 July when service resumes, there will initially only be one service per day with the following schedule:

  • London St Pancras 11:04 a.m. Departure ⇒ Amsterdam Centraal 4:11 p.m. Arrival

In April, Eurostar introduced the first direct return service from Amsterdam to London. However, when service resumes on 9 July, the company will revert back to the old route with a change of trains in Brussels from a Thalys service to a Eurostar train. This is where passport checks and security screening will be carried out.

The first available service to book from Amsterdam to London is Monday 13 July. The schedule is as follows:

  • Amsterdam Central 11:15 a.m. Departure ⇒ Amsterdam Brussels-Midi/Zuid 1:08 p.m. Arrival

Then there’s a one-hour and 44-minute wait in Brussels before the second train departs for London.

  • Brussels-Midi/Zuid 2:52 p.m. Departure ⇒ London St Pancras 4:05 p.m. Arrival

The company is offering passengers peace-of-mind with their bookings, as all fares are now available to change without fees up to 14 days before the scheduled departures.

Fares will start from £40 each-way and apply to bookings made 1 July until 31 December.

Before booking a journey with Eurostar, ensure that you’ll be able to travel, based on government restrictions. As of time of publication, the U.K. FCO still advises against all non-essential international travel.

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