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

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Train  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Ashford International Station

$126 - $248

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Bus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Canterbury Ouibus

$28 - $40

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 34m

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

$278 - $313

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 35m

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

$83 - $122

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  4h 53m

  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 Stratford International to Canterbury West

$112 - $373

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted, train  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$104 - $281

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

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$100 - $332

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow, train  •  6h

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$102 - $319

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Gatwick (LGW) AMS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$91 - $252

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Southend, train  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Southend (SEN) AMS - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$96 - $253

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Canterbury is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 9h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Canterbury is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs 240€ - 280€ and takes 4h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Canterbury. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Canterbury West via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Canterbury is 289 km.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 5h and costs 100€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Amsterdam to Canterbury, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Canterbury is to train which takes 5h and costs 100€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 9h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 180.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Canterbury via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Ashford International in around 5h. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Canterbury once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 9h 50m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Southend
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $55
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Ashford International Station
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
41m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Greater Anglia
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 Canterbury
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Amsterdam to Canterbury bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Canterbury is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 1:27 PM in Amsterdam and 12:27 PM in Canterbury.

Amsterdam to Canterbury train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Ashford International Station.

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British Airways offers flights from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 744+ hotels available in Canterbury. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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

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