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There are 11 ways to get from Dover to Amsterdam by train, 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  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

156€ - 705€

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Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Dover to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N814 / ...

25€ - 31€

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Bus, train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Dover to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N814 / ...
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

33€ - 356€

Car ferry, drive  •  5h 8m

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

66€ - 104€

Eurotunnel, drive  •  4h 20m

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

198€ - 224€

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

116€ - 711€

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 45m

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

104€ - 342€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 25m

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

94€ - 354€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LGW - AMS

94€ - 500€

Train to London Stansted, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 39m

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

103€ - 423€

Train, train to Southend, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 42m

  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

84€ - 211€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £22 - £28 and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Amsterdam is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £170 - £210 and takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dover, Dover and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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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 International Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 1m.

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The distance between Dover and Amsterdam is 283 km.

The best way to get from Dover to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 6h 1m and costs £140 - £650.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Dover to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Dover to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dover, Dover station.

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Dover to Amsterdam train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford International Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6h 1m and costs £140 - £650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £28 and takes 8h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 282.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

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

You can take a train from Dover to Amsterdam via Ashford International, Ashford International Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 1m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dover, Dover to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 5 times a day. Tickets cost 25€ - 31€ and the journey takes 8h 15m.

Airlines
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€ - 500€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 190€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 600€
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 190€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Flights from Southend to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 110€
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford International Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
55€ - 70€
Standard Premier
95€ - 120€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 60€
Comfort
55€ - 70€
Premium
55€ - 80€
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 26€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 26€
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
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
35€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 65€
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
40€ - 60€
1st Class
45€ - 70€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
Bus operators
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 Dover, Dover to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dover, Dover to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Dover. It is currently 11:34 PM in Dover and 12:34 AM in Amsterdam.

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

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British Airways offers flights from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport.

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Book your Dover to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2697+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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