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There are 11 ways to get from Amsterdam to Cambridge by plane, train, car ferry, bus, night bus, car or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN

$58 - $252

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Bus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

$36 - $50

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Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  4 h 39 min

  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 Kings Cross to Cambridge

$107 - $367

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London City, train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$95 - $326

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Norwich, train  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Norwich (NWI) AMS - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Cambridge

$130 - $384

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$95 - $304

Train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$239 - $451

Train, car ferry  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Schiedam Centrum
  2. Take the car ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich
  3. Take the train from Harwich International to Cambridge

$99 - $128

Train, night bus  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Take the night bus from The Hague to London
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$81 - $135

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Cambridge

$251 - $287

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 15 min

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

$106 - $156

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Cambridge is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 13 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Cambridge is to fly which costs 50€ - 220€ and takes 3 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Cambridge Parkside via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Cambridge via Paris Nord Eurostar and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 22 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Cambridge is 325 km.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs 200€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Amsterdam to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Cambridge bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Cambridge train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Cambridge is to fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs 50€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 400€ and takes 7 h 22 min, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 13 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 203.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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

easyJet flies from Amsterdam to Cambridge 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Cambridge via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 7 h 22 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Train operators
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
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Schiedam Centrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Harwich International to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to London Stansted Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Amsterdam to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cambridge Parkside station.

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Cambridge is 1 h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 8:43 PM in Amsterdam and 7:43 PM in Cambridge.

Amsterdam to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Northern, arrive at Cambridge station.

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easyJet offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to London Stansted Airport.

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There are 415+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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