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There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to London by train, car ferry, car, car train or plane

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Train  •  4h 13m

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

£110 - £310

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow  •  4h

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR

£44 - £256

7 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  11h 50m

  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 Manningtree to London Liverpool Street

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 42m

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

£181 - £204

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 11m

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

£113 - £201

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London City  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY

£61 - £616

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Gatwick (LGW) AMS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£54 - £194

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Birmingham (BHX) AMS - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£80 - £361

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY

£563 - £1,885

Netherlands → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in London is 2 metres.

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No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from United Kingdom.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to London is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 4h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to London is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost 650€ - 2200€ and takes 3h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 13m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and London is 223 miles.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to London without a car is to train which takes 4h 13m and costs 130€ - 360€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar takes 4h 13m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to London is to train which takes 4h 13m and costs 130€ - 360€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 70€ - 750€ and takes 3h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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London is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 4:07 PM in Amsterdam and 3:07 PM in London.

Map of how to get from Amsterdam to London.
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  • Distance: 223.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 13m

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

Eurostar operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar once daily. Tickets cost £110 - £310 and the journey takes 4h 13m. Alternatively, KLM and British Airways fly from Amsterdam to London Bank DLR twice daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£80 - £160
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£30 - £150
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£28 - £130
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £60
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£110 - £150
Standard Premier
£160 - £200
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£45 - £280
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£250 - £280
Standard
£45 - £60
Standard Premier
£80 - £110
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
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£10 - £15
1st Class
£17 - £24
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£9 - £14
1st Class
£16 - £23
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
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £70
Website
Thalys
Standard
£35 - £50
Comfort
£45 - £60
Premium
£50 - £70
Ferry operators
Stena Line
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
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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Amsterdam to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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British Airways and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to London City Airport.

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