I will be traveling from London to Amsterdam round trip by train Fri June 14 and returning Mon June 17. I understand I can take the Eurostar from London directly to Amsterdam. The train departs 7:16 am. What time should I arrive at the station?
My question is about the return trip to London. Am I correct that I must make my way to Brussels by Thalys high speed train or the Intercity slower train? And then transfer to the Eurostar from Brussels to London? Which is the preferred method? Are the Eurostar tracks close by or in the same terminal with either of these trains? How much time should I allow to clear customs and board the Eurostar? I have also read that it will be possible in 2019 to travel directly from Amsterdam to London if they get the customs procedures sorted out to do so. Do you think I should wait to purchase my return tickets to see if this pans out? Or is changing trains in Brussels no big deal?
Today I see the London to Amsterdam trip for US$48 per person. I think I should go ahead and grab those now as a one way ticket? Is this a good price?
And then book the Brussels to London separately. Right now they are US$68. Good price? Should I grab those now also? How do I purchase the Amsterdam to Brussels ticket?
Thanks in advance for any help!