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There are 12 ways to get from Amsterdam to Leicester by train, bus, car ferry, 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 23 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 St Pancras International to Leicester

$171 - $348

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Bus  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$38 - $53

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Train, car ferry  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Schiedam Centrum
  2. Take the car ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich
  3. Take the train from Harwich International to Cambridge
  4. Take the train from Cambridge to Leicester

$149 - $208

Train, night bus, bus  •  18 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Take the night bus from The Hague to London
  3. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Luton Station Interchange 757
  4. Take the bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point to Haymarket Bus Station X7

$87 - $138

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7 h 2 min

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

$262 - $307

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 17 min

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

$120 - $176

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted, train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$107 - $297

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to East Midlands  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to East Midlands (EMA) AMS - EMA

$66 - $267

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 12 min

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

$90 - $277

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 12 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 London St Pancras International to Leicester

$129 - $397

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton, train  •  5 h 17 min

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

$58 - $212

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester, train  •  6 h 47 min

  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

$83 - $287

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Leicester is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 14 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Leicester is to fly which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 44 min.

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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 14 h 8 min.

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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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi and London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 23 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Leicester is 408 km.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Leicester without a car is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs 140€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Amsterdam to Leicester, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Leicester is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs 140€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 14 h 8 min, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 255.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Leicester via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, London St. Pancras International, and London St Pancras International in around 6 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Leicester via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 14 h 8 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 London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
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 Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Thalys
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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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Stansted Airport to Leicester
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Leicester
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Luton Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point to Haymarket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Ferry operators

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

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Leicester is 1 h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 8:19 PM in Amsterdam and 7:19 PM in Leicester.

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

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

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There are 210+ hotels available in Leicester. Prices start at $54 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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