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

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Train  •  6h 37m

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

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Fly from Birmingham  •  4h

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

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Bus  •  15h 5m

  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 Centre Sloterdijk Radarweg Amsterdam Centre Sloterdijk Radarweg - London Victoria Coach Station

Train, car ferry  •  15h 47m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Harwich International
  3. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  4. Take the train from Schiedam Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal

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

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 43m

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

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5h 29m

  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  •  5h 58m

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

Train to Manchester, fly  •  6h 9m

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

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LBA - AMS

Birmingham to Amsterdam by train and subway

The journey time between Birmingham and Amsterdam is around 6h 37m and covers a distance of around 762 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. 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 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

13 Weekly Services
6h 37m Average Duration
€183 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Bahrain, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Chile, Colombia, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Anguilla, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Eswatini, French Guiana, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Israel, Jordan, Lesotho, Malawi, Martinique, Mauritius, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Somalia, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
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  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from United Kingdom.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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

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

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, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 20 Jan 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Birmingham to Amsterdam is to bus, which costs £41 - £43 and takes 15h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £30 - £210 and takes 4h.

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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 Centre Sloterdijk Radarweg via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 5m.

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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 Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 37m.

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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 37m and costs £150 - £450.

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It takes approximately 6h 37m 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 37m and costs £150 - £450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £41 - £43 and takes 15h 5m, you could also fly, which costs £30 - £210 and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 460.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 37m

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 Eurostar in around 6h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Amsterdam via London Victoria Coach Station in around 15h 5m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €480
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €210
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €180
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€50 - €70
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€130 - €180
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €85
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€23 - €35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€60 - €85
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
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €14
Anytime Day Single
€50 - €60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €27
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€6 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€23 - €27
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€80 - €95
Anytime Day 1st Class
€160 - €230
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€55 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€130 - €180
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€40 - €50
Anytime Day 1st Class
€100 - €150
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€70 - €85
Anytime Day 1st Class
€140 - €210
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 Schiedam Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €28
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €28
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
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
€8 - €11
Website
National Express
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Centre Sloterdijk Radarweg
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€41
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Ferry operators

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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 Traveleuro Tours & Travels, arrive at Amsterdam Centre Sloterdijk Radarweg station.

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Birmingham. It is currently 12:04 PM in Birmingham and 1:04 PM in Amsterdam.

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

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Jet2.com, easyJet and KLM offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 692+ 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 11 min and costs £3 - £90.

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