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There are 12 ways to get from London to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Amsterdam

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

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

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train

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

Fly London City to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Fly London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

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

Train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

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

Fly London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Fly London Stansted to Eindhoven, train

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

London to Amsterdam by train

13 Weekly Trains
4h 7m Average Duration
€130 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
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  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Bahrain, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Chile, Colombia, Curaçao, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed 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
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 10 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £23 - £28 and takes 11h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Amsterdam is to fly and train which takes 3h 41m and costs £65 - £340.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between London and Amsterdam is 357 km.

The best way to get from London to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs £110 - £310.

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The train from London St Pancras Intl to Amsterdam Centraal takes 4h 7m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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London to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Amsterdam train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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The best way to get from London to Amsterdam is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs £110 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £28 and takes 11h 20m, you could also fly, which costs £65 - £320 and takes 3h 58m.

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Map of how to get from London to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 357 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Intl to Amsterdam Centraal twice daily. Tickets cost €130 - €360 and the journey takes 4h 7m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk twice daily. Tickets cost €27 - €35 and the journey takes 11h 20m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €410
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €490
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €360
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €460
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €160
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €26
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €21
1st Class
€24 - €35
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
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€99
Standard Car - Premium
€158
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €60
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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London to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 8:42 PM in London and 9:42 PM in Amsterdam.

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

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British Airways offers flights from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport.

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Book your London to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your London to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 693+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £1 - £5.

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