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

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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Train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Marne la Vallée-Chessy Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy to Ashford International Station

$210 - $398

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Bus  •  9 h 50 min

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

$29 - $40

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 31 min

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

$278 - $313

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 35 min

  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  •  4 h 51 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 Stratford International to Canterbury West

$113 - $374

Fly Amsterdam to London City, train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$100 - $332

Fly Amsterdam to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 6 min

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

$102 - $320

Fly Amsterdam to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (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 to London Stansted, train  •  5 h 52 min

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

$104 - $281

Fly Amsterdam to Southend, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (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

$94 - $253

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Canterbury is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs 230€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 31 min.

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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 9 h 50 min.

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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 Lille Europe, Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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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 7 h 5 min and costs 170€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 5 min 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 7 h 5 min and costs 170€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 9 h 50 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 180.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Canterbury via Lille Europe, Marne la Vallée-Chessy, Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy, Ashford International Station, and Ashford International in around 7 h 5 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Canterbury once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
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 to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Amsterdam to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Marne la Vallée-Chessy
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy to Ashford International Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $210
Premier
$160 - $240
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
$172
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
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
48 min
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
55 min
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
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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