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There are 11 ways to get from Dover to Amsterdam by train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, car, car train or plane

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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Train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

$129 - $254

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Bus, train  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover to The Hague Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Sprinter / ...

$23 - $36

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 800 / ...

$56 - $91

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 7 min

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

$79 - $118

Eurotunnel, drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Amsterdam

$263 - $299

Train to London City, fly  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS

$114 - $349

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LHR - AMS

$141 - $371

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Tonbridge
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LGW - AMS

$85 - $242

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  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

$102 - $247

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SEN - AMS

$110 - $270

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) STN - AMS

$120 - $296

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Amsterdam is to bus and train which costs £17 - £28 and takes 9 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Amsterdam is to car ferry and drive which costs £60 - £95 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Folkestone/Dover and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Ashford(Kent) Int. and Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Dover and Amsterdam is 177 miles.

The best way to get from Dover to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs £95 - £200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Dover to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Dover to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Folkestone/Dover station.

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Dover to Amsterdam train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 176.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Dover to Amsterdam via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 5 h 32 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Southend to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
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 Den Haag Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Dover Priory to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Lille to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Dover to The Hague
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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

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Amsterdam is 1 h ahead of Dover. It is currently 3:52 PM in Dover and 4:52 PM in Amsterdam.

Dover to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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

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There are 2586+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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