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Overview: Train from Newcastle to Amsterdam

distanceDistance478 miles (771 km)
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Trains from Newcastle to Amsterdam cover the 478 miles (771 km) long trip. There are direct train services available.

Trains from Newcastle to Amsterdam

With the right planning, trains from Newcastle to Amsterdam are a breeze. There are several options departing throughout the day with up to three transfers, although it's possible with just the one if it's timed right. The journey can be done in just over eight hours, although some options are nearer the 10-hour mark.

Newcastle to Amsterdam Train Time: Daily departures

Trains from Newcastle to Amsterdam run frequently throughout the day, ranging from 12 options on a Friday to six on a Sunday. Monday to Saturday there tend to be options leaving as early as 4:00 a.m., with the last leaving at around 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. Sunday is the only exception here with the earliest trains departing at about 9:00 a.m.

How long is the journey by train from Newcastle to Amsterdam?

Travellers with flexible schedules should be able to find trains from Newcastle to Amsterdam that take a little over eight hours. The route options vary but even those that involve three transfers take about ten hours at their longest. The shortest travel times available tend to include two transfers, although it is possible to find single transfer options that only take about ten minutes longer.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Newcastle to Amsterdam?

Departure train station: Newcastle Central is a major hub for the North East of England. The station is located on the River Tyne, less than 5 minutes' walk from the city's main attractions and shopping district. Sitting along the East Coast Mainline connecting Edinburgh and London, it is well served by cross-country and intercity services and can be accessed more locally by the city's Metro and bus services. There is a range of pubs, shops and restaurants all accessible from the main station building. The station has step-free access and has many features for travellers with limited mobility, including wheelchair use.

Arrival train station: Amsterdam Centraal is Amsterdam's busiest rail station. Centrally located at the north end of the city centre, it is about a 10-minute walk to Dam Square at Amsterdam's heart. It has extensive public transport connections including trams and buses as well as a ferry taking passengers to north Amsterdam. The station hosts a full complement of food and retail outlets and has step-free access for travellers with limited mobility.

Which train companies travel from Newcastle to Amsterdam?

There are four train companies operating along this route. The journey always starts with LNER's service from Newcastle to London King's Cross followed by the Eurostar across the English Channel. Some of those trains run straight to Amsterdam, but some options involve changes at Brussels to take the SNCB | IC (Belgian Rail Intercity) or Thalys services. Both operators offer direct trains from Brussels to Amsterdam but there are some routes that involve a transfer.

LNER Newcastle Central to London King's Cross

The LNER service is the easiest and fastest route between these two cities. It runs frequently throughout the day and while there are journeys that involve transfers (which can occasionally be faster), the direct service lasting just over three hours is a very reliable option.

Eurostar London to Amsterdam Centraal

Eurostar's direct service between London and Amsterdam lasts about four hours on a direct service, which is easily the fastest and cheapest option. There are two of these per day - one leaves late morning the other sets off early evening.

SNCB | IC Brussels-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal

Any route options that involve transfers after leaving London will first change at Brussels. The SNCB service between Brussels and Amsterdam operates several times per hour and all through the day. It does involve a transfer at Rotterdam Centraal or Antwerp, and although it takes slightly longer than the direct route (around three hours), it is usually cheaper.

Thalys Brussels-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal

Thalys operates exclusively direct routes between these two stations. It is the slightly more expensive option but takes a mere one hour 53 minutes. There is only one of these per day however, departing at 9:52 a.m.

Newcastle to Amsterdam Trains: Services onboard

All train services along this route offer a first-class option, and the Eurostar has a business-class option, too. Bicycles will require a separate booking but are permitted along all route variations. All services have wheelchair access, but pets will not be permitted on the Eurostar unless they are guide dogs. There is plenty of luggage space along the whole route, but the Eurostar has a luggage allowance of two pieces per person with more for first and business-class ticket holders.

How do I find cheap train tickets from Newcastle to Amsterdam?

Taking the train from Newcastle to Amsterdam can be a relatively inexpensive travel option with careful planning. Travellers should be sure to book as far in advance as possible to ensure the cheapest tickets available. Allowing some flexibility over travel dates and travel times can be a real help too, with the journeys that have more changes often working out cheaper.

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Travel by train between Newcastle, Ireland and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Amsterdam from Newcastle restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Newcastle?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

The above information was last checked on 3/8/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Newcastle to Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here

Return travel from Netherlands to Ireland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Newcastle from Amsterdam?

Entry into Ireland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Ireland from Amsterdam?

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Newcastle, Ireland?

The government of Ireland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

Last checked on 3/22/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Newcastle from Amsterdam.

The train distance from Newcastle to Amsterdam is around 478 miles (771 km).

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