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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 Jan 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40AMLondon Heathrow Airport1h25 11:05AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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05:05PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h20 07:25PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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10:00AMLondon Heathrow Airport1h25 12:25PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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08:25PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h10 10:35PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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Travel Information from London to Amsterdam

distanceDistance221 miles (356 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$70 - $144
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $70 (€58) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $70 (€58) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Eurostar

Travel 221 miles (356 km) by bus, flight or train between London and Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $70 (€58). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey 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.

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Amsterdam, Netherlands if I’m coming from London, United Kingdom?

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

Is international entry into Amsterdam from London restricted?

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

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

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Health declaration required

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: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between London and Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to London, United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 1/19/22. 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.

How do I reach Amsterdam from London?

There are 3 ways to get from London to Amsterdam: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Amsterdam?

The cheapest way to get from London to Amsterdam is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $70 (€58) compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

Taking a flight is about $2 (€2) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $73 (€60) for this trip.

A flight is generally $74 (€61) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $144 (€119) from London to Amsterdam.

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

The quickest way to travel from London to Amsterdam is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 11 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 7 min.

What is the distance between London and Amsterdam?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Amsterdam?

The average frequency per day from London to Amsterdam is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Amsterdam?

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

  • Buses most often depart from London at London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Amsterdam at Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Flights from London to Amsterdam most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Amsterdam?

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:

  • Flixbus can get you to Amsterdam by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from London to Amsterdam for $73 (€60) on Omio.
  • EasyJet can get you to Amsterdam by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from London to Amsterdam for $70 (€58) on Omio.
  • Travel with Eurostar for trains to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurostar London to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $144 (€119).

Can I travel directly to Amsterdam from London?

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

  • You can take a direct train with Eurostar 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 transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between London and Amsterdam.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from London to Amsterdam?

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 should I buy a ticket from London to Amsterdam online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $73 (€60) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $70 (€58) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $144 (€119) 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.