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

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Train  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston Birmingham New Street - London Euston / ...
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Amsterdam Centraal Eil

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Fly Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BHX - AMS

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Train via London  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone Birmingham Moor Street - London Marylebone / ...
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Amsterdam Centraal Eil

Bus  •  15h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk 814 / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 57m

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

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 37m

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

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Train to Bristol, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRS - AMS

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LHR - AMS

Train to Liverpool, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LPL - AMS

Train to Manchester, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAN - AMS

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LTN - AMS

Birmingham to Amsterdam by train and subway

The journey time between Birmingham and Amsterdam is around 6h 28m and covers a distance of around 762 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 1m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Midland, London Underground (Tube) and others, the Birmingham to Amsterdam service departs from Birmingham New Street and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

12 Weekly Services
6h 28m Average Duration
€179 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 9 Jan 2023
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The cost-effective way to get from Birmingham to Amsterdam is to bus, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 15h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £35 - £250 and takes 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Euston station and London St Pancras Intl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 28m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Amsterdam is 460 km.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 6h 28m and costs £160 - £550.

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It takes approximately 6h 28m to get from Birmingham to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Amsterdam bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Amsterdam train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6h 28m and costs £160 - £550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 15h 10m, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £250 and takes 3h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 460.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 28m

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

You can take a train from Birmingham to Amsterdam via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Intl in around 6h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Amsterdam via London Victoria Coach Station in around 15h 10m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €280
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €340
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€50 - €350
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €170
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €80
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€22 - €29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€60 - €80
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€34 - €39
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€7 - €11
Anytime Day Single
€34 - €39
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €26
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€6 - €9
Anytime Day Single
€22 - €26
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €26
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €60
Comfort
€55 - €70
Premium
€55 - €80
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€55 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€35 - €50
Anytime Day 1st Class
€95 - €140
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Transport for Wales
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€15 - €19
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €22
Off-Peak Single
€13 - €19
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€17 - €26
Bus operators
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Blablabus
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€22 - €40
Website
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €150
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€95
Standard Car - Premium
€151

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Birmingham to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Birmingham. It is currently 9:36 PM in Birmingham and 10:36 PM in Amsterdam.

Birmingham to Amsterdam train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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KLM and easyJet offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 625+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 9 min and costs £3 - £90.

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