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

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Train  •  5h 44m

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

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick  •  4h 15m

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

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Train, night bus  •  13h 58m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Take the night bus from The Hague to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 8m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 27m

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

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  4h 44m

  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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London City, train  •  5h 1m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 30m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton, train  •  5h 55m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Southampton, train  •  6h 23m

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

Amsterdam to Brighton by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Brighton is around 5h 44m and covers a distance of around 416 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 11 min. Operated by Eurostar and Thameslink, the Amsterdam to Brighton train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Brighton. Typically 10 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

10 Weekly Trains
5h 44m Average Duration
£143 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brighton is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brighton is to train and night bus which costs €50 - €110 and takes 13h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Brighton is to fly which costs €50 - €290 and takes 4h 15m.

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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 44m.

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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 44m and costs €160 - €390.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m 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 44m and costs €160 - €390. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €50 - €290 and takes 4h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to London Gatwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Brighton is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 7:14 PM in Amsterdam and 6:14 PM in Brighton.

Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 242.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 44m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brighton via London St Pancras Intl and London St Pancras International LL in around 5h 44m. Alternatively, easyJet and British Airways fly from Amsterdam to Brighton every 3 hours.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £330
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £450
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £450
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£24 - £29
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£24 - £29
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £28
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£22 - £28
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£35 - £45
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 Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£9 - £13
1st Class
£15 - £22
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£9 - £14
1st Class
£16 - £23
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£15 - £21
Anytime 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
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
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£17 - £25
Anytime 1st Class
£35 - £50
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£23 - £29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£23 - £29
Anytime Day 1st Class
£40 - £55
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from The Hague to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£21 - £26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £140
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£84
Standard Car - Premium
£134

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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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There are 271+ hotels available in Brighton. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs €6 - €13.

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