There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly  •  1h 38m

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

43€ - 139€

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Bus  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South 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 > Rotterdam > The Hague > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...

23€ - 42€

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Train  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil

146€ - 379€

Train via Amsterdam Centraal  •  6h 3m

  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 Eurostar

146€ - 379€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 19m

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

211€ - 243€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 38m

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

88€ - 128€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £21 - £40 and takes 14h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £35 - £130 and takes 1h 38m.

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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 - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 5m.

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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 Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 51m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Amsterdam is 373 km.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 5h 51m and costs £130 - £340.

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It takes approximately 1h 38m 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 1h 38m and costs £35 - £130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £130 - £340 and takes 5h 51m, you could also bus, which costs £21 - £40 and takes 14h 5m.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 372.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 38m

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 Eurostar in around 5h 51m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
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€
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 360€
Standard
130€ - 170€
Standard Premier
180€ - 240€
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
147€
Website
Eurotunnel
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
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
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 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
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
12h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
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 1h 15m.

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

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 9:58 PM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 10:58 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 2875+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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