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

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Train  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil

€172 - €431

Cheapest option

Car ferry, train, bus  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres Ter
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport 802

€54 - €90

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Car ferry, drive  •  5h 19m

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

€67 - €100

Eurotunnel, drive  •  4h 31m

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

€200 - €226

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  4h 33m

  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

€243 - €430

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 43m

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

€111 - €405

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 20m

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

€100 - €307

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 23m

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

€108 - €258

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 54m

  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

€99 - €334

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

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford City Bus Station to London Stansted Airport Coach Station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) STN - AMS

€80 - €221

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International entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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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
  • Nationwide control 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: 16 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Amsterdam is to car ferry and train and bus which costs £45 - £80 and takes 11h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Amsterdam is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £170 - £200 and takes 4h 31m.

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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 London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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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 12m and costs £140 - £370.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Dover to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Dover to Amsterdam train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Dover Priory station.

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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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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Dover. It is currently 3:08 PM in Dover and 4:08 PM in Amsterdam.

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

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Map of how to get from Dover to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 282.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

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

You can take a train from Dover to Amsterdam via St Pancras International and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 6h 12m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €140
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €65
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €270
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
€60 - €280
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €160
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
€40 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €75
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
€35 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €70
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
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
€153
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €26
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stratford City Bus Station to London Stansted Airport Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Airport Bus Express
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 London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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