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There are 12 ways to get from Bristol to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus, night 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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Fly Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRS - AMS

59€ - 391€

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Bus, night bus  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 040
  2. Take the night bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Londres > Bruxelles centre - gare Midi > Amsterdam centre - Sloterdijk

25€ - 32€

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Train to Cardiff, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 14m

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

102€ - 307€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 28m

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

158€ - 545€

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

129€ - 455€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LHR - AMS

100€ - 391€

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS

117€ - 400€

Train via London  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal Eurostar

180€ - 471€

Train  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil

181€ - 472€

Bus  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N814 / ...

27€ - 50€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 11m

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

231€ - 272€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 30m

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

109€ - 158€

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Amsterdam is to bus and night bus which costs £22 - £29 and takes 13h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £50 - £360 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Paddington and London St. Pancras Int.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between Bristol and Amsterdam is 523 km.

The best way to get from Bristol to Amsterdam without a car is to train via London which takes 7h and costs £160 - £430.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Bristol to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Bristol to Amsterdam bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to Amsterdam train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 3h 59m and costs £50 - £360. Alternatively, you can train via London, which costs £160 - £430 and takes 7h, you could also bus, which costs £24 - £45 and takes 15h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 523.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

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

KLM and easyJet fly from Bristol to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bristol to Amsterdam via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St. Pancras Int. in around 7h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 210€
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 280€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 200€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 600€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
17€ - 21€
Anytime Day 1st Class
29€ - 40€
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
45€ - 60€
Anytime Day 1st Class
80€ - 110€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
30€ - 40€
Anytime Day 1st Class
85€ - 130€
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
55€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 170€
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
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 26€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 26€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 360€
Standard
130€ - 170€
Standard Premier
180€ - 240€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 360€
Standard
130€ - 170€
Standard Premier
180€ - 240€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
146€
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
National Express
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Blablabus
Night bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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

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

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 4:34 AM in Bristol and 5:34 AM in Amsterdam.

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

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

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There are 2534+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to shuttle which takes 19 min and costs £7.

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