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There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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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Fly  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LGW - AMS

$48 - $179

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Bus  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Ouibus / ...

$32 - $68

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Train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal Int. trein / ...

$105 - $329

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Amsterdam

$242 - $279

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Amsterdam

$97 - $146

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £24 - £55 and takes 13 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £35 - £140 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via London St. Pancras Int.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Amsterdam is 233 miles.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 5 h 37 min and costs £80 - £260.

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 1 h 43 min and costs £35 - £140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £80 - £260 and takes 5 h 37 min, you could also bus, which costs £24 - £55 and takes 13 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 233.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

easyJet and British Airways fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam via London St Pancras International LL and London St. Pancras Int. in around 5 h 37 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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Train operators
Thameslink
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$90 - $310
Premier
$230 - $350
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
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 Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
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 London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam is 1 h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 7:23 PM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 8:23 PM in Amsterdam.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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British Airways and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 2595+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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