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There are 12 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  5 h 13 min

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

$95 - $316

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Ouibus / ...

$23 - $58

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Rideshare  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Amsterdam 223.6 miles

$30 - $65

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Amsterdam

$240 - $277

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 42 min

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

$96 - $144

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  3 h 35 min

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

$84 - $330

Subway to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the subway from Waterloo station to Canning Town station
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS

$71 - $289

Subway to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the subway from Waterloo station to Paddington station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LHR - AMS

$95 - $306

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LGW - AMS

$65 - $210

Train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LTN - AMS

$56 - $182

Subway to London Stansted, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4 h 46 min

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

$74 - $230

Train to Southend, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SEN - AMS

$66 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £17 - £45 and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Amsterdam is to fly and train which costs £65 - £260 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station station to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Amsterdam is 223 miles.

The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs £70 - £250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Waterloo Station to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Amsterdam is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs £70 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £45 and takes 11 h 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 222.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Eurostar operates a train from Waterloo Station to Amsterdam 6 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $310 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Waterloo Station to Amsterdam 3 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $29 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Southend to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$90 - $310
Premier
$230 - $350
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
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
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $55
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Waterloo station to Canning Town station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Waterloo station to Paddington station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Embankment station to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
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
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Amsterdam is 1 h ahead of Waterloo Station. It is currently 2:43 PM in Waterloo Station and 3:43 PM in Amsterdam.

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

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There are 2621+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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

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