is the name given in the UK to an integrated passenger service between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Formerly known as Amsterdam Express
, Dutchflyer is a rail/sea/rail service operated jointly by Stena Line
, National Express East Anglia
, and Nederlandse Spoorwegen
(Dutch Railways). It is a cheaper, but much slower, way of travelling between Britain and the Netherlands compared with taking the Eurostar
high-speed international train and changing trains at Brussels.
For passengers starting in the Netherlands the service used to be called GoLondon
. Nowadays it does not have a brand name and this service operates under the Dutch Stena line website.
The Dutchflyer service lets passengers travel from any railway station serviced in the UK by National Express East Anglia to (formerly Parkeston Quay), cross the North Sea
by Stena Line ferry, and continue, after arrival at to any station in the Netherlands serviced by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen
The reverse service allows for the same, but when booked and travelling from the Netherlands: on the Dutch side from any Dutch station to Hoek van Holland Haven and on the UK side passengers may travel directly from Harwich International railway station to or other stations serviced by National Express East Anglia. Trains to and from London and are timed to meet the ferry.
This service is an outgrowth of such former named trains as the Hook Continental