High-speed rail service Eurostar is now selling tickets for its third daily service direct from London to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
The service, which starts on June 11, 2019, comes in direct response to customer demand following the popularity of Eurostar’s new route to the Netherlands, which launched in April last year.
The increased frequency provides travellers with more travel options, making it easier for passengers to choose the environmental benefits of high-speed rail over flying. A Eurostar journey from London to Amsterdam results in 80 per cent less carbon per passenger than a flight, and the third service will bring Eurostar’s capacity on the route to the equivalent of 12 flights per day.
Chief executive of Eurostar Mike Cooper said: “Our new route to the Netherlands has been met with strong demand from our customers, who increasingly value the ease, comfort and seamless experience of high-speed rail. A third train each day will boost capacity whilst offering more choice and flexibility to travellers connecting between these European cities.”
Fares start from £35 one way. Journey times are from three hours and 13 minutes to Rotterdam and three hours and 52 minutes to Amsterdam.