There are 12 ways to get from Amsterdam to London by train, plane, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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 to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  3 h 29 min

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

$83 - $329

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Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London Ouibus / ...

$27 - $75

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Fly Amsterdam to London City  •  3 h 41 min

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

$70 - $287

Fly Amsterdam to London Heathrow  •  3 h 57 min

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

$93 - $302

Fly Amsterdam to London Gatwick  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Gatwick (LGW) AMS - LGW

$62 - $217

Fly Amsterdam to London Luton, train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Luton (LTN) AMS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL

$53 - $185

Fly Amsterdam to London Stansted  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN

$72 - $227

Fly Amsterdam to Southend, train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Southend (SEN) AMS - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

$65 - $208

Train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$219 - $420

Train, bus  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to London Ouibus / ...

$41 - $104

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 25 min

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

$242 - $275

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 41 min

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

$97 - $141

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to London is to bus which costs 23€ - 65€ and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to London is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 280€ and takes 3 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at London. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to London. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Paris Nord Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and London is 357 km.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to London without a car is to train which takes 6 h 20 min and costs 180€ - 360€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Amsterdam to London, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to London is to fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs 55€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 360€ and takes 6 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs 23€ - 65€ and takes 10 h.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to London.
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  • Distance: 223.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

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

British Airways, KLM and Flybe fly from Amsterdam to London every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to London via Paris-Nord and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
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 to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Amsterdam to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Amsterdam to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
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
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.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
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
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
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to London
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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