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

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Train  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Ashford International Eurostar Eil

£161 - £633

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Bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Dover, Dover 814

£22 - £27

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Bus via Amsterdam, Duivendrecht  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Dover 140

£26 - £37

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 21m

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

£46 - £106

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 36m

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

£176 - £196

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  5h 23m

  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 Dover Priory

£113 - £550

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London City, train  •  5h 33m

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

£87 - £277

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 31m

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

£74 - £212

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 28m

  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 Dover Priory

£81 - £169

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted, train  •  6h 24m

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

£82 - £200

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Luton (LTN) AMS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

£85 - £287

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Dover is to bus which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 9h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Dover is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs 190€ - 220€ and takes 4h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Dover, Dover. Services depart four times a week, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Dover. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Dover Priory via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 48m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Dover is 177 miles.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Dover without a car is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs 170€ - 700€.

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

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Amsterdam to Dover bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Dover is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs 170€ - 700€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 9h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Dover.
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  • Distance: 176.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Dover via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Ashford International Eurostar, and Ashford International in around 5h 48m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Dover, Dover 4 times a week. Tickets cost £22 - £27 and the journey takes 9h 40m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £130
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£70 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £300
Standard
£70 - £85
Standard Premier
£110 - £140
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Ashford International Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£80 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£80 - £100
Standard Premier
£120 - £160
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
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
£10 - £24
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£10 - £15
1st Class
£17 - £24
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£30 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£35 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £65
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Dover, Dover
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£22 - £27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Dover
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Eurolines FR
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
£4 - £45
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£4
2-bed inside cabin
£30 - £45

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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 Dover bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dover, Dover station.

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Dover is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 11:29 AM in Amsterdam and 10:29 AM in Dover.

Amsterdam to Dover train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Ashford International Eurostar station.

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

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Book your Amsterdam to Dover bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 321+ hotels available in Dover. 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 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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