There are 12 ways to get from Ipswich to Amsterdam by train, car ferry, bus, 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 12m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil / ...

169€ - 415€

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Bus  •  14h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Stansted Airport London 250
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk 814

28€ - 55€

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Car ferry, train  •  11h 9m

  1. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  2. Take the train from Schiedam Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity

70€ - 92€

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 23m

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

96€ - 141€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 6m

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

225€ - 260€

Train to Norwich, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) NWI - AMS

111€ - 340€

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  4h 28m

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

101€ - 340€

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 49m

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

94€ - 306€

Train to London Stansted, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) STN - AMS

72€ - 225€

Train to Southend, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SEN - AMS

75€ - 213€

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LTN - AMS

95€ - 226€

Train to London Stansted, fly to Eindhoven, train  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Eindhoven (EIN) STN - EIN
  3. Take the train from Eindhoven to Amsterdam Centraal

68€ - 232€

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £24 - £50 and takes 14h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs £95 - £300 and takes 4h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk via Stansted Airport London and London - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ipswich to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Liverpool Street station and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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The distance between Ipswich and Amsterdam is 257 km.

The best way to get from Ipswich to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 6h 12m and costs £140 - £360.

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

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Ipswich to Amsterdam bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ipswich station.

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Ipswich to Amsterdam train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Ipswich station.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6h 12m and costs £140 - £360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £50 and takes 14h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 256.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Amsterdam via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 6h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Amsterdam via Stansted Airport London, London Victoria Coach Station, and London - Victoria Coach Station in around 14h 55m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Flights from Southend to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Norwich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 430€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 700€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 440€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 220€
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Norwich
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 29€
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 360€
Standard
130€ - 170€
Standard Premier
180€ - 240€
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 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
20€ - 28€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 26€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 26€
Train from Eindhoven to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 35€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
15€ - 21€
1st Class
24€ - 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
152€
Website
Eurotunnel
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
20€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to Luton
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
17€ - 21€
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 Ipswich to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Book at
National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Book at
National Express
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
12€
Website
Airport Bus Express
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
10h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Blablabus
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 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Norwich Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Ipswich to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Ipswich. It is currently 12:40 PM in Ipswich and 1:40 PM in Amsterdam.

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

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KLM offers flights from Norwich Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 2965+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 80€ per night.

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