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

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Train  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

£157 - £379

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 17m

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

£66 - £236

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Train via London  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Southampton Central

£148 - £390

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 41m

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

£192 - £224

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 10m

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

£124 - £218

Fly to Southampton  •  3h 43m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Southampton (SOU) AMS - SOU

£67 - £406

Fly to London City, train  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

£98 - £689

Fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bristol (BRS) AMS - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central

£70 - £243

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central

£83 - £395

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 51m

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

£110 - £411

Netherlands → United Kingdom
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  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
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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 Southampton is 111.

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

The social distance requirement in Southampton 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 Southampton is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 6h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Southampton is to fly which costs 75€ - 480€ and takes 3h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Southampton Central via King's Cross St. Pancras station, Warren Street station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 7m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Southampton is 290 miles.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 6h 7m and costs 180€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Amsterdam to Southampton, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Southampton is to train which takes 6h 7m and costs 180€ - 450€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 75€ - 480€ and takes 3h 43m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Southampton is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 5:44 PM in Amsterdam and 4:44 PM in Southampton.

Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 289.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 7m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Southampton 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 7m. Alternatively, KLM flies from Amsterdam to Southampton 3 times a week.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£95 - £280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £210
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£30 - £90
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
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, 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
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £85
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£28 - £40
Anytime 1st Class
£60 - £85
Train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£21 - £30
Anytime 1st Class
£45 - £65
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 Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£9 - £13
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£16 - £27
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
Train from Birmingham International to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£65 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190
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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Amsterdam to Southampton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Southampton Airport.

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There are 387+ hotels available in Southampton. 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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