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

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Train  •  6h 13m

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

164€ - 410€

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Bus  •  16h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk London - Victoria Coach Station > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Antwerp > Utrecht > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...

25€ - 31€

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Car ferry, train  •  11h 10m

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

68€ - 89€

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 32m

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

72€ - 154€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 16m

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

212€ - 246€

Train to Norwich, fly  •  3h 11m

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

101€ - 391€

Train to London City, fly  •  4h 51m

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

98€ - 313€

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LHR - AMS

81€ - 253€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 39m

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

81€ - 181€

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  5h 53m

  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

89€ - 230€

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  5h 32m

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

85€ - 210€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £22 - £28 and takes 16h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs £90 - £360 and takes 3h 11m.

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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 London - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 10m.

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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 13m.

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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 13m and costs £140 - £370.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m 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 13m and costs £140 - £370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £28 and takes 16h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 256.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 13m

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 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Amsterdam via London Victoria Coach Station and London - Victoria Coach Station in around 16h 10m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 750€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Norwich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 370€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
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
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
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
3 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 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
20€ - 28€
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
145€
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
14€ - 18€
Train from Farringdon to Luton
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
National 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
11h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
45€
Small Car
45€
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 50€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
27€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
5€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 50€

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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 1:44 AM in Ipswich and 2:44 AM 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 3633+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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