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 09 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:05PMLondon Gatwick Airport1h15 10:20PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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08:30AMLondon13h55 11:25PMAmsterdam
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04:45PMLondon Stansted Airport1h05 06:50PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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08:00PMLondon Luton Airport1h05 10:05PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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06:35AMLondon Luton Airport1h25 09:00AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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Travel Information from London to Amsterdam

distanceDistance221 miles (356 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$33 - $290
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $33 (€30) • 11 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $84 (€75) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Eurostar

Travel 221 miles (356 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Amsterdam from London. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, easyJet or Eurostar among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from London to Amsterdam.

How to Travel from London to Amsterdam

Travelers journey from London to Amsterdam frequently for both business and leisure. It is convenient to travel from London to Amsterdam by plane, train or bus with direct routes departing multiple times per day. Key departure points in London include London Victoria bus station, St Pancras International train station, and London Gatwick airport.

Trains from London to Amsterdam | Buses from London to Amsterdam | Flights from London to Amsterdam

London to Amsterdam Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

Bus

€33

8:55 h

1 Month Ahead

Train

€105

4:29 h

2 Weeks Ahead

Flights

€61

1:00 h

1 Week Ahead

What is the best way to travel from London to Amsterdam?

Cheapest way to travel from London to Amsterdam

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Amsterdam. Buses traveling from London to Amsterdam depart from London's Victoria coach station and take at least 9 hours to arrive at Amsterdam's Sloterdijk bus station. 8 buses travel from London to Amsterdam everyday with the first bus departing at 10:00 a.m. Bus companies that travel from London to Amsterdam include National Express, Ouibus, and Flixbus.

Fastest way to travel from London to Amsterdam

Flying is the fastest way to travel from London to Amsterdam. Taking a flight is 3:30 h faster than taking the train and approximately 8 hours faster than taking the bus. Flying is always the fastest option, even when traveling to and from London and Amsterdam's airports is taken into consideration. Flights traveling from London to Amsterdam depart from one of London's 6 airports and arrive at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Airlines that travel directly from London to Amsterdam include British Airways, KLM, Air France, CityJet, and EasyJet.

Most popular way to travel from London to Amsterdam

Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from London to Amsterdam. Even when traveling from London's city center to the airport is taken into consideration, the cost of traveling from London to Amsterdam with a budget airline is far cheaper than traveling via Eurostar train. However, traveling from London to Amsterdam by train is also a popular option for those who would prefer to avoid the airport.

How to get from London to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Amsterdam, 53,13% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from London to Amsterdam and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Attractions in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a vibrant international city that draws more than 5 million international visitors per year. Some of Amsterdam's main attractions include the historic canals, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank's House, the red-light district and the city's many coffee shops.

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

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

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from United Kingdom?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Amsterdam if traveling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Amsterdam from London.

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Amsterdam?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Amsterdam here.

There are 4 ways to get from London to Amsterdam: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from London to Amsterdam is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $33 (€30) compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

Taking a bus is usually $50 (€45) less than taking a flight to Amsterdam, which costs on average $84 (€75) for the same trip.

A bus is $257 (€230) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from London to Amsterdam costing on average $290 (€260).

The quickest way to travel from London to Amsterdam is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by bus can take on average 11 h 15 min.

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

You should expect to travel around 221 miles (356 km) between London and Amsterdam.

The average frequency per day from London to Amsterdam is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

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

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

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

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Amsterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus London to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $33 (€30).
  • EasyJet can take you to Amsterdam by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from London to Amsterdam for $84 (€75).
  • Eurostar can take you to Amsterdam by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Eurostar from London to Amsterdam for $290 (€260).

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Amsterdam with Flixbus.
  • You'll find 1 direct train a day to Amsterdam with Eurostar.

Direct services to Amsterdam tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Your trip from London to Amsterdam doesn't have to end in Amsterdam. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Brussels or Berlin. If you’d like to add Paris, Brussels or Berlin to your London to Amsterdam tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Amsterdam today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $33 (€30) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $84 (€75) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $290 (€260) one way.

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

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