Eurostar: New London to Amsterdam train route launches TODAY – how much are tickets?

Eurostar passengers were hit by a number of cancellations yesterday following a French train strike.

Travellers heading to Paris, Brussels and Lille were hit by the cancellations with 29 services affected.

It is the start of a three-month walkout plaguing the country that has also affected flights.

Yet today is the launch of the new route from London to Amsterdam, taking just three hours and 41 minutes.

But can passengers still buy tickets and how much will they cost? Will they be affected by the train strikes?

Prices for the tickets start from £35 with many of the cheap options already sold out.

Passengers can still buy tickets for travel this week, with prices from £179 for one way from London to Amsterdam.

Whilst the journey is direct to Amsterdam, coming back is longer and requires a stop.

The train will need to stop at Brussels on its return, making the journey four hours and 46 minutes.

This should change by 2019 when the British and Dutch governments change the agreement to stop the passport checks in Brussels and allow them to take place in the Netherlands upon departure.

But will the new route be affected by the French train strikes?

The website doesn’t currently confirm if they will be but replied to a Twitter user regarding the concern.

They wrote: “We can only recommend that you keep an eye on our site for further information.”

Anyone travelling with the service should check which times are cancelled with a full list on the website.

There are currently a number of trains cancelled to Brussels but none directly to Amsterdam.

It is thought that over 29,000 people have been affected by the current strike, according to ITV.

A number of families were concerned about travelling to Disneyland Paris with their children.

One Twitter user asked: “How will you help customers get to Disney?”

Trains direct to Disneyland are forced to reroute to Paris Gare du Nord.

This means a much longer journey time for the travellers.

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