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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Brighton by train, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St. Pancras Int. Eurostar
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton

£142 - £333

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Gatwick (LGW) AMS - LGW

£37 - £107

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Train via Amsterdam Centraal  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton

£142 - £333

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 58m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Brighton

£185 - £210

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 11m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Brighton

£121 - £166

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London City, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Brighton

£75 - £227

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

£54 - £214

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  3. Take the train from London Bridge to Brighton

£102 - £490

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Luton (LTN) AMS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to Brighton

£68 - £232

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Southampton, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Southampton (SOU) AMS - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton

£104 - £416

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brighton is to fly which costs 40€ - 130€ and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Brighton is to fly which costs 40€ - 130€ and takes 3h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Brighton via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 48m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Brighton is 242 miles.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs 160€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Amsterdam to Brighton, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Brighton train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Brighton is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs 160€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 40€ - 130€ and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to London Gatwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Brighton is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 5:27 PM in Amsterdam and 4:27 PM in Brighton.

Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 242.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brighton, England?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brighton via London St. Pancras Int. and London St Pancras International LL in around 5h 48m. Alternatively, easyJet and British Airways fly from Amsterdam to Brighton twice daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £220
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £210
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £8,000
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St. Pancras Int.
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£110 - £150
Standard Premier
£160 - £200
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£110 - £140
Standard Premier
£160 - £200
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£24 - £30
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £28
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£22 - £28
Train from Luton to Brighton
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£35 - £45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Brighton
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£15 - £21
Anytime 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £50
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£17 - £25
Anytime 1st Class
£35 - £50
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£9 - £14
1st Class
£16 - £23
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£23 - £29
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£23 - £29
Anytime Day 1st Class
£40 - £55
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £85
Standard Car - Flexi
£100 - £130

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Amsterdam to Brighton train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Brighton station.

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British Airways and easyJet offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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