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There are 9 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station by train, car, car train, car ferry, plane or subway

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Train  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil

133€ - 363€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LGW - AMS

54€ - 272€

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 45m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Amsterdam Centraal Station

210€ - 241€

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 15m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Amsterdam Centraal Station

129€ - 236€

Fly London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3h 48m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LHR - AMS

56€ - 230€

Subway to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

207€ - 367€

Subway to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS

75€ - 342€

Train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 36m

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

69€ - 190€

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

  1. Take the subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) STN - AMS

57€ - 181€

United Kingdom → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of 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, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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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
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Curaçao, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea and Thailand

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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 Centraal Station is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam Centraal Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam Centraal Station 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: 9 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station is to train and fly which costs £55 - £170 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station is to fly which costs £45 - £200 and takes 3h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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It is approximately 361 km to get from London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station.

The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station without a car is to train which takes 5h 19m and costs £110 - £320.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m to get from London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station is to train which takes 5h 19m and costs £110 - £320. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £45 - £200 and takes 3h 48m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station.
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  • Distance: 360.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 19m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Amsterdam Centraal Station, Netherlands?

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal once daily. Tickets cost 130€ - 360€ and the journey takes 4h 7m. Alternatively, KLM and British Airways fly from London Paddington Station to Amsterdam Centraal Station hourly.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
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€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
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 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 160€
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Train operators
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
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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)
Book at
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€
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€
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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British Airways and KLM offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 737+ hotels available in Amsterdam Centraal Station. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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