London to Amsterdam Anyone?
You might be pleased to know that direct Eurostar trains between London and Amsterdam are coming this year! Its about time folks. I always felt that more opportunities to head into Europe should be looked at, and now more and more routes are being added each year!
There will be a choice of two trains a day, with possible stops in Rotterdam, Antwerp and (Amsterdam) Schiphol Airport.
But hold the excitement – the journey takes around 4 hours! That’s right I said 4 hours compared to the 45 minutes by plane. So because of the time difference, allow ‘five hours’ for London to Amsterdam service, and just ‘three hours’ for the return trip.
I think the first services will be running later this year, so it could be possible to visit Amsterdam for festive shopping. I’m pretty Europe has some of the best Christmas markets out there (second to London of course!!! )
I did try to contact Eurostar, but they didn’t disclose the cost of the tickets. (that’s outrageous.) But I am assuming that it will be similar to other destinations that are already in operation – I cant imagine it will be any cheaper, however look out for possible price wars with airlines from London to Amsterdam.
So for you bloggers and entrepreneurs out there – WIFI & ENTERTAINMENT will be on board. I have no idea what “entertainment’ means in their terms but hey you could be lucky with a theatrical performance of swan lake!!!
The e320 trains already run from London to Paris – and according to the eurostar.com – Nicolas Petrovic chief executive of Eurostar said:
“The introduction of the e320 on the Brussels route marks an important milestone in the travel experience for customers.
“With demand for high-speed rail over plane on the increase we are gearing up to expand our reach to Amsterdam and Rotterdam.” This weekend, the new e320 trains will start running between London and Brussels.
I think the new trains must be super comfortable and modern so at least that is some positive news, and the option to travel by train becomes more attractive every year.
Also be on the look out for London to Bordeaux! I hear big things about that city and being one of the best for 2017! So that route is in operation from the summer so if you do happen to use the service please let me know your thoughts.
It looks like your next overseas break could well be completely airport free – now that’s more like it!!
As always – #livebetter