COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Netherlands. Learn More.

There are 10 ways to get from London to Amsterdam by train, car ferry, rideshare, car, car train or plane

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Train  •  4h 7m

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

130€ - 360€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Amsterdam 357.7 km

29€ - 60€

8 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  12h 2m

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree
  2. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  3. Take the train from Schiedam Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 37m

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

210€ - 240€

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 9m

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

129€ - 235€

Fly London City to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3h 49m

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

73€ - 669€

Fly London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3h 57m

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

51€ - 290€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 8m

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

62€ - 229€

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  3h 32m

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

615€ - 2138€

Train to Southampton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SOU - AMS

115€ - 448€

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, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Aruba, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Singapore, United Kingdom and Sint Maarten

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
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Sint Maarten, Iceland, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba and Portugal
  • 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 Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Sint Maarten, Iceland and Portugal

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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

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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 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, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs £25 - £50 and takes 6h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Amsterdam is to fly and train which takes 3h 32m and costs £500 - £1,900.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart once 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 Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal takes 4h 7m including transfers and departs once daily.

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London to Amsterdam train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar 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 fly, which costs £60 - £600 and takes 3h 49m.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 12:28 AM in London and 1:28 AM in Amsterdam.

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 Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal once daily. Tickets cost 130€ - 360€ and the journey takes 4h 7m. Alternatively, British Airways and KLM fly from London Bank DLR to Amsterdam twice daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 600€
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 190€
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Train operators
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
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 360€
Standard
130€ - 170€
Standard Premier
180€ - 240€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
55€ - 70€
Standard Premier
95€ - 120€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
30€ - 40€
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
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
20€ - 28€
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€
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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 60€
Comfort
55€ - 70€
Premium
55€ - 80€
Ferry operators
Stena Line
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€
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.

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

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

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There are 2293+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 75€ 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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