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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Portsmouth by train, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

£152 - £374

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 43m

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

£62 - £221

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Train via London  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea

£143 - £375

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 30m

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

£190 - £218

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 59m

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

£123 - £218

Fly to London City, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

£93 - £684

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 28m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

£76 - £324

Fly to Southampton, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Southampton (SOU) AMS - SOU
  2. Take the train from Eastleigh to Portsmouth & Southsea

£75 - £345

Fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bristol (BRS) AMS - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth & Southsea

£77 - £253

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Birmingham (BHX) AMS - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Basingstoke
  3. Take the train from Basingstoke to Portsmouth & Southsea

£121 - £436

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Portsmouth is 111.

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

The social distance requirement in Portsmouth is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Portsmouth is to fly and train which costs 90€ - 300€ and takes 6h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Portsmouth is to fly and train which costs 85€ - 410€ and takes 5h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea via King's Cross St. Pancras station, Warren Street station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 40m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Portsmouth is 280 miles.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Portsmouth without a car is to train which takes 6h 40m and costs 170€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Amsterdam to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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

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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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Portsmouth is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 8:56 PM in Amsterdam and 7:56 PM in Portsmouth.

Amsterdam to Portsmouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Portsmouth.
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  • Distance: 280.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 40m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Portsmouth via London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston Square station, Warren Street station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 6h 40m.

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 Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£95 - £280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £210
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £380
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 Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£30 - £90
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£28 - £130
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Eastleigh to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£9 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£16 - £19
Train from Basingstoke to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£21 - £27
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £45
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £70
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£23 - £35
Anytime 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £50
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£17 - £24
Anytime 1st Class
£35 - £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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Eastleigh to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£9 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£16 - £22
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£60 - £85
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
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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

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There are 497+ hotels available in Portsmouth. 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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