Charlotte FieldsFebruary 4th
2020

The time has come to book a trip to Amsterdam with ya besties because Eurostar have just announced you can grab some tickets for just £35.

The direct route from London St Pancras to the Dam is already in place, but travellers have previously been required to change at Brussels upon their return for customs checks before boarding the train back to London.

However, from April 30th this year, checks will be taking place in Rotterdam, so passengers can stay on the train without disruption.

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And it turns out that by doing this, the tickets - which go on sale on February 11th - have become mega cheap at just £35 each way, but that's not all. Oh no.

In addition to checks now happening in Rotterdam, the usual six hour journey is chopped to justy four hours and nine minutes.

Eurostar chief executive Mike Cooper said: "Our services from the UK to the Netherlands have proved very popular with over half a million travellers since launch.

"Our fully direct service marks an exciting advance for high-speed rail and provides consumers with a comfortable, environmentally friendly alternative to the airlines on one of Europe's busiest leisure and business routes."

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The CEO also added that travelling by train is a far more sustainable alternative to flying.

"It's a huge market, 4.3 million air market at the moment. What's interesting is that there's a precise parallel to when we started Paris back in 1994, it was the same size air market, and look what's developed since," he said.

"We think it's going to be a hugely credible alternative to flying and a sustainable alternative to flying as well."

So what are you waiting for, it's time to get the itinerary together. See you in the Dam!

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