How to travel from London to Amsterdam

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from London to Amsterdam

You can get from London to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Amsterdam on Dec 01 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:25PMLondon Luton Airport1h10 08:35PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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921One-way
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09:30AMLondon12h55 11:25PMAmsterdam
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06:10PMLondon Gatwick Airport1h20 08:30PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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07:30PMLondon Stansted Airport1h05 09:35PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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941One-way
08:00PMLondon Luton Airport1h05 10:05PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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921One-way

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Travel Information between London and Amsterdam

distanceDistance356 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€30 - €260
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €30 • 11 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €75 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Eurostar

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 356 km to Amsterdam from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €30. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, easyJet or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from London to Amsterdam.

How to Travel from London to Amsterdam

Frequent coaches, trains, and flights allow travellers to hop between these two cities, covering the route in as little as 1 hour or as long as 10 hours. Amsterdam is not short on attractions and is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, some of the top attractions are the Museum Quarter and the Canal District.

Train: The train journey between London and Amsterdam is provided by Eurostar, which runs high speed trains that depart St. Pancras International station every two hours. All trains arrive at Amsterdam Central and require switching trains at Brussels - Midi. Travel time ranges from 4 hours and 30 minutes to nearly 6 hours.

Bus: International coaches run by Flixbus, National Express, and OuiBus travel between these two cities virtually every hour. This is a direct trip that lasts 10 hours on average. Buses leave from Victoria Coach Station and arrive at either Duivendrecht or Sloterdijk.

Flight: easyJet, Vueling, British Airways, FlyBe, KLM, Iberia, and CityJet operate non-stop flights between these two European capitals. Flight time is 1 hour and there are usually a couple of flights available every hour. Departure airports include Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, and London City, and the arrival airport is Schiphol.

Travelling from London to Amsterdam: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from London to Amsterdam? Buses are cheaper than flights and trains, although only slightly so.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from London to Amsterdam? Flying is by far the fastest option, as travel time is just over 1 hour by plane.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Amsterdam

Travel Tips: Travel to Amsterdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Amsterdam.
FAQs

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Amsterdam from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Amsterdam, Netherlands from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Amsterdam from London closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Netherlands?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Amsterdam.

There are 4 ways to travel between London and Amsterdam including taking a coach, ferry, flight or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Amsterdam, which costs on average €30.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Amsterdam:

A coach is €45 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from London to Amsterdam costing on average €75.

A coach is €230 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from London to Amsterdam costing on average €260.

The fastest way from London to Amsterdam is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options from London to Amsterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 11 h 15 min.

In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by train can take on average 3 h 55 min.

The London to Amsterdam distance is approximately 356 km.

The average frequency per day from London to Amsterdam is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from London to Amsterdam as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Amsterdam:

  • Most travellers catch their flight from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Most travellers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Amsterdam:

  • You can take a coach from London to Amsterdam with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for €30 with Flixbus from London to Amsterdam.
  • You can go to Amsterdam from London by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for €75 with easyJet from London to Amsterdam on Omio.
  • You can travel between London and Amsterdam by train with Eurostar. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €260 with Eurostar from London to Amsterdam.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Amsterdam with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 1 direct coach per day to take to Amsterdam with Flixbus.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Amsterdam with easyJet, British Airways, KLM, Flybe, KLM Cityhopper or BA Cityflyer.
  • You'll find direct train services to Amsterdam with Eurostar with around 1 direct train every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Amsterdam tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Many of our customers travelling from London to Amsterdam don't make Amsterdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Brussels or Berlin, either of which you could add to your London and Amsterdam trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Amsterdam to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip to Amsterdam from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing €30 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost €75 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost €260 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between London and Amsterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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