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 Jul 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Amsterdam from London

distanceDistance221 miles (356 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €158 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Eurostar

Travel 221 miles (356 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from London to Amsterdam. The most popular travel providers which serve this route 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 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 between London, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Netherlands?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Amsterdam from London?

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 6/27/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from London to Amsterdam.

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from Netherlands is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to London from Amsterdam restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 7/1/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Amsterdam from London. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Amsterdam. Tickets for a ferry cost on average €1.

This is compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A ferry is generally €35 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average €35 from London to Amsterdam.

A ferry is about €158 less than a flight, which costs on average €158 for this journey.

A ferry is €214 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from London to Amsterdam costing on average €214.

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 10 h 40 min.

In comparison, going by ferry can take NaN h NaN min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 55 min   of travel time.

The London to Amsterdam distance is approximately 221 miles (356 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Amsterdam is:

  • 4 coaches per day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from London to Amsterdam as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry 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 who buy a plane ticket from London to Amsterdam depart from London Heathrow Airport to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Most travellers catch 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 €35 with Flixbus from London to Amsterdam.
  • You can take a flight from London to Amsterdam with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for €158 with easyJet from London to Amsterdam.
  • You can take a train from London to Amsterdam with Eurostar. Cheap tickets can be found for €214 with Eurostar from London to Amsterdam.

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Amsterdam with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus with 2 direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct flight with easyJet, British Airways, KLM or KLM Cityhopper with direct flights per day.
  • You can take a direct train with with 1 direct train per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Amsterdam as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Amsterdam from London.

Looking to extend your trip from London to Amsterdam? Many Omio customers who go from London to Amsterdam usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Brussels or Berlin. If you're looking to explore Paris, Brussels or Berlin from Amsterdam, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from London to Amsterdam, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average €35 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average €158 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this route is €1 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is €214 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking London to Amsterdam tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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