Would you prefer to take a plane or a train between London and Amsterdam? Or would that come down to what’s cheapest? Right now that could be Eurostar with tickets between the cities from £30.
The cheap Eurostar tickets are available through Eurostar’s cut-price portal, snap.eurostar.com for booking only on 12, 13 and 14 February, for travel between 25 February and 28 March.
While there may still be some cheaper airfares out there from London area airports there are many pros and cons to consider.
Eurostar runs between city centres and there are no extra charges for baggage. Good point.
On the other hand, Eurostar takes 3 hours and 52 minutes between the cities, versus less than an hour and a half flight time.
But if you’re conscious of your travel footprint you’ll be happy to learn that London to Amsterdam by Eurostar produces only one-fifth of the CO2 of an airline passenger.
Eurostar has one major downfall in terms of its return journey though. There is no direct one. This is because there are no facilities available for passport and security checks in Amsterdam or Rotterdam.
This means passengers must travel by Thalys train from either Dutch city to Brussels, where they board a Eurostar service to London. A situation Eurostar hopes to rectify by the end of the year.
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Is your vote with the plane or the train?
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