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

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Train  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Leicester

£159 - £368

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Bus  •  14h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London - Victoria Coach Station Amsterdam centre - Sloterdijk > Bruxelles centre - gare Midi > Londres / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

£22 - £28

9 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 33m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Leicester

£77 - £160

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 6m

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

£206 - £241

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham, train  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Birmingham (BHX) AMS - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester

£123 - £452

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  4h 55m

  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 St Pancras International to Leicester

£111 - £373

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Luton (LTN) AMS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Bedford to Leicester

£63 - £386

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London City, train  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Leicester

£100 - £320

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN
  2. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Leicester

£101 - £472

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Norwich, train  •  6h 25m

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

£132 - £1,053

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester, train  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Manchester (MAN) AMS - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

£96 - £230

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Leicester is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 14h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Leicester is to train and fly which costs 120€ - 420€ and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Leicester station. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Leicester via London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 22m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Leicester is 255 miles.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Leicester without a car is to train which takes 5h 22m and costs 170€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Amsterdam to Leicester, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Leicester bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Leicester is to train which takes 5h 22m and costs 170€ - 410€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 14h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 255.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Leicester via London St Pancras Eurostar and London St Pancras International in around 5h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Leicester via London - Victoria Coach Station and London Victoria Coach Station in around 14h 43m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £180
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £100
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £700
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £330
Train operators
Eurostar
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£17 - £25
Off-Peak Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Single
£50 - £75
Train from Bedford to Leicester
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £13
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £27
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Single
£24 - £40
Train from Norwich to Ely
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Single
£18 - £29
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Single
£27 - £40
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£11 - £17
Off-Peak Single
£23 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £50
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Stansted Airport to Leicester
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £180
Train from Ely to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
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
London Overground
TransPennine Express
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £20
Website
Blablabus
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £50
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£6
2-bed inside cabin
£35 - £50

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Amsterdam to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 6:43 AM in Amsterdam and 5:43 AM in Leicester.

Amsterdam to Leicester train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, arrive at Leicester station.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 300+ hotels available in Leicester. 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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