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

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 via London  •  5h 35m

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

102€ - 306€

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Bus  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk London > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Rotterdam > The Hague > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...

31€ - 69€

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Train  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal Eurostar

102€ - 307€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 56m

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

214€ - 253€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 15m

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

88€ - 136€

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  4h 27m

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

92€ - 328€

Train to Southampton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 18m

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

78€ - 200€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 50m

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

65€ - 207€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LHR - AMS

79€ - 298€

Train, subway to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Stratford station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS

80€ - 284€

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 9m

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

75€ - 209€

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £27 - £65 and takes 14h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs £65 - £180 and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 20m.

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The distance between Reading and Amsterdam is 259 miles.

The best way to get from Reading to Amsterdam without a car is to train via London which takes 5h 35m and costs £90 - £270.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Reading to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Reading to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from London station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Amsterdam is to train via London which takes 5h 35m and costs £90 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £65 and takes 14h 20m.

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

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Reading to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 259.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

You can take a train from Reading to Amsterdam via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 5h 35m. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Reading to Amsterdam 3 times a day. Tickets cost 18€ - 25€ and the journey takes 11h 15m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 370€
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
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
85€ - 650€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 380€
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 350€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 420€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 430€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 30€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
11€ - 17€
Advanced Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
16€ - 30€
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
14€ - 23€
Advanced Single
16€ - 23€
Anytime Day Single
24€ - 45€
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
80€ - 270€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
80€ - 270€
Premier
200€ - 310€
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
80€ - 270€
Premier
200€ - 310€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
149€
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
41m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 26€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 26€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
20€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
22€ - 35€
Anytime Single
30€ - 50€
Off-Peak Single
19€ - 29€
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
6€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
12€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
13€ - 18€
Anytime Single
17€ - 25€
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Reading. It is currently 8:22 AM in Reading and 9:22 AM in Amsterdam.

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

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There are 2875+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 85€ per night.

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