There are 11 ways to get from London to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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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Train  •  3h 55m

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

130€ - 360€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 15m

  1. 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 / ...

18€ - 35€

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Rideshare  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Amsterdam 357.7 km

27€ - 60€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 26m

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

209€ - 240€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 44m

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

87€ - 126€

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  3h 31m

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

85€ - 263€

Fly London City to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3h 49m

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

58€ - 218€

Fly London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3h 48m

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

57€ - 229€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 11m

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

51€ - 138€

Fly London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 15m

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

64€ - 253€

Train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 27m

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

52€ - 349€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £16 - £35 and takes 11h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Amsterdam is to fly and train which costs £75 - £240 and takes 3h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London - Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 55m.

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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 3h 55m and costs £120 - £320.

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The train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal takes 3h 55m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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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 3h 55m and costs £120 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £35 and takes 11h 15m, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £200 and takes 3h 49m.

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Map of how to get from London to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 357 km
  • Duration: 3h 55m

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

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal 3 times a day. Tickets cost 130€ - 360€ and the journey takes 3h 55m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk 3 times a day. Tickets cost 18€ - 23€ and the journey takes 11h 15m. FlixBus also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 360€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 300€
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
3h 55m
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
146€
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
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 26€
Website
NS
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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
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
5€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
16€ - 25€
Bus operators
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
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
27€ - 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 55 min.

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London to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 8:45 PM in London and 9:45 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 2693+ 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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