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There are 13 ways to get from Amsterdam to Essex by train, car ferry, bus, night bus, car, car train 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  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$147 - $314

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Bus  •  14 h 33 min

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

$44 - $65

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Train, car ferry  •  11 h 12 min

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

$82 - $99

Night bus, train  •  15 h 7 min

  1. Take the night bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to London N814
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$75 - $118

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 46 min

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

$247 - $282

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 57 min

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

$101 - $151

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted, train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to White Notley

$53 - $211

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  4 h 55 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 (London) to White Notley

$99 - $352

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Norwich, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Norwich (NWI) AMS - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester
  3. Take the train from Colchester to Witham (Essex)

$133 - $387

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London City, train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$87 - $311

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Southend, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Southend (SEN) AMS - SEN
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to White Notley

$66 - $211

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Gatwick (LGW) AMS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$80 - $236

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Luton (LTN) AMS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$78 - $212

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Essex is to bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 14 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Essex is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Essex. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Black Notley, Bulford Lane via London Victoria Coach Station, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 33 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Essex is 300 km.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Essex without a car is to train which takes 6 h 45 min and costs 120€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from Amsterdam to Essex, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Essex is to train which takes 6 h 45 min and costs 120€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 14 h 33 min.

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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 Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport London station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Essex.
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  • Distance: 187.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 45 min

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Essex via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 6 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Essex via London, London Victoria Coach Station, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park in around 14 h 33 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
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
39 min
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 London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to White Notley
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to White Notley
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Witham (Essex)
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to White Notley
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 Schiedam Centrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.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 Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
National Express
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to London
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Essex is 1 h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 12:28 AM in Amsterdam and 11:28 PM in Essex.

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

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There are 197+ hotels available in Essex. Prices start at $69 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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