|Distance||221 miles (356 km)|
|Average coach duration||18 h 22 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£41 (€47)|
|Coach companies||Eurolines France, Ouibus, Flixbus or National Express|
Coaches from London to Amsterdam cover the 221 miles (356 km) long route taking on average 18 h 22 min with our travel partners like Eurolines France, Ouibus, Flixbus or National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £41, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £38. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
For as little as £38 you can travel by coach to Amsterdam from London with National Express and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from London to Amsterdam, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets to Amsterdam from London and when travelling by coach:
Taking the bus from London to Amsterdam is increasingly popular for the cheap prices available when booking well in advance. The journey, on average, is between 10 and 12 hours, and run from Victoria Coach Station several times a day. See below for tips on booking cheap tickets, as well as more information on the journey.
Prices for buses from London to Amsterdam when you book in advance
|Booking Period||Average Price|
|1 Day in Advance||£31.78|
|1 Week in Advance||£27.59|
|2 Weeks in Advance||£25.92|
|1 Month in Advance||£23.41|
|3 Months in Advance||£20.91|
Coaches from London to Amsterdam is one of the most popular routes when it comes to bus travel in Europe. The journey includes the channel ferry crossing between Dover and Calais. Services for this route begin in the morning with several buses leaving throughout the day up until the last departing in the late evening. The full journey time varies between 10 and 12 hours in total depending on traffic.
The table illustrates that the further in advance travelers book their coach tickets, the more they are likely to save on spendings, although bus tickets from London to Amsterdam are on average reasonably affordable right up until the day of travel.
Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Eurostar London Amsterdam trains decrease the further you book in advance. So if you have some time to spare and rather spend your money on the vacation itself save by booking the bus from London to Amsterdam!
National Express serves the majority of services running from London to Amsterdam.
The first direct bus from London to Amsterdam is at 8am, although buses run from 5am they require passengers to change. The last coach leaving London to Amsterdam is at 11pm and arrives in Amsterdam the next day.
All coach or bus services to Amsterdam start at London Victoria Coach Station which is found to the south west of central London. Victoria Coach Station can be accessed via the District, Victoria and Circle underground lines to Victoria followed by a five-minute walk to the coach station. Numerous London buses also serve Victoria including night bus services operating throughout the night. Getting to London Victoria from Heathrow will take approximately one hour by tube or train and around 10 minutes from central London.
The beautiful city of Amsterdam is famed for its tall townhouses with their gabled facades, its abundance of canals, laid-back culture and of course the arts. Coach services from London will arrive in Zeeburg P&R coach park at Zuiderzeeweg, which is found to the east of Central Amsterdam. The quickest way to reach the centre of the city is via the express tram 26 to Central Station or via buses 37 or 245. Journey time for the coach station to central Amsterdam is approximately 10-15 minutes by tram and 20 minutes by bus. Tram services stop during the night but bus services remain in use. Taxis are also available 24 hours a day.
Amsterdam is famous for its vibrant nightlife and cultural diversity, though this magnificent city has a lot more to offer. With canals giving way to quaint cobbled street paths, it's hard not to appreciate travelers' fascination with this city. To immerse yourself in Amsterdam's culture, you need to take a stroll through the city centre. Amsterdam's historic city centre is large and well preserved. Traversing this city centre will allow you to take it in and appreciate its beautiful sights. As you walk through the center of the city, look out for its attractions, such as the bustling Dam Square, the iconic Westerkerk, Begijnhof, and the infamous Red Light District - or simply stroll along the city's many canals. These canals form a unique semi-circle around the city square, and are crossed by several bridges and streets. These historic canals also offer different ways to explore Amsterdam. You can hop onto a canal boat and enjoy the view of the city like never before. Later, head downtown, where you can stop at a local restaurant and indulge in some Dutch delicacies.
The Netherlands is one of Europe's biggest coffee hubs, and Amsterdam is a testament to this. Lining its beautiful waterfront streets and on every corner of this cosmopolitan city are coffee shops unlike any you'll find elsewhere on the continent. With a robust coffee culture, this city has some of the best craft and specialty coffees the world has to offer. On that list of best coffee places in Amsterdam, The Coffeevine Bar is on a league of its own. Here, each cup of coffee is slowly brewed by devoted baristas, using a filter-equipped apparatus such as an AeroPress, a Clever, or a V60. There is no espresso machine in sight, and the coffee shop masterfully makes filter-only coffees all day long. Another beautiful coffee shop in Amsterdam is Hutspot, featuring beautiful design features that will have you snapping pictures throughout your visit. With a North African influenced interior design, it is the perfect place to sip a latte macchiato on a calm day. Black Gold, on the other hand, serves specialty high-quality coffee and a dose of inspirational music to boot. The coffee and vinyl shop also sells coffee making equipment and features small in-store art exhibits and concerts, complete with a DJ.
From savory to sweet delicacies, Amsterdam offers a variety of mouthwatering culinary options to the hungry traveler. There are endless opportunities for indulging in both ubiquitous Dutch delights and multicultural cuisines. The Dutch have a fascinating culinary culture. As you travel through Amsterdam, expect to find traditional Dutch food alongside different cuisines such as Japan's sushi or Spain's paella. As you explore Amsterdam city, take your taste buds on a gastronomical tour. To truly embrace the local cuisine, nothing beats a traditional Dutch restaurant where visitors can indulge in conventional Dutch food such as Krokets, Rijsttafel, Bitterballen, and Oliebollon. A beloved local delicacy in Amsterdam is the 'Hollandse Nieuwe' (New Dutch herring). This delicacy features raw herring served with raw gherkins and chopped onions. Whether you are a die-hard vegan, a meat-loving foodie or a vegetarian, Amsterdam restaurants will cater to your needs. Meat lovers can look forward to Persian chicken and the Dutch grilled meats served in modern restaurants. If you fancy vegan pastry, be sure to enjoy muffins or coconut macaroons in any Thai, Italian, or Indian restaurants strewn across the city.
With its huge system of canals and waterways, world-famous museums, historical sights, and friendly people, exploring Amsterdam at any time of the year is wonderful. The ideal time for visiting Amsterdam, however, is in the more pleasant months of July, August, and September. During these months, the weather is mild and not too warm to roam around the city, drenched in sweat. It is a perfect time for sightseeing and touring around the city. This is also the season when the city opens itself up to travelers in greater numbers as the parks, beaches, and restaurants are filled with relaxing vacationers. It's an excellent time for long bike rides, and the festival season is in full gear. Here you will enjoy an endless parade of festivals and delightful concerts on canal stages. Spring is also a popular time to visit Amsterdam, mainly because the city becomes a veritable blanket of tulips. These can be seen in dedicated tulip centers, as well as out in the wild in Amsterdam's lush parks, which can be the ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon. Even during the off season (November to mid-December and mid-January to February), Amsterdam isn't short of things to enjoy.
Amsterdam boasts an extensive public transport network, which is run by the GVB Company. It includes buses, metros, trams, trains and ferries to help you get around the capital. Trams are the ideal means of transport for visitors, since they are relatively cheap and provide an interesting way to tour the city. There are 18 different tram lines, which run daily from 6:00 a.m. until 12:15 a.m., and nearly all of Amsterdam's main attractions and museums have a tram stop right outside. However, you need a public transport chip card or a valid ticket from GVB to be able to travel with the tram. Amsterdam buses are also efficient in reaching the nearby attractions of the city. Night buses are also available and start operating at midnight after the trams have stopped running. Just ensure you have the public transport chip, as you cannot purchase a ticket on the bus with cash. The metro system in Amsterdam can also take you quickly through the city. It has four lines of service, which you can board at either Central station, Amstel station or Sloterdijk station. There are also multiple ferries in the city that provide fast and easy transport to, and from, various points in the city.
Travel between London, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, Netherlands by coach is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 20/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach between London and Amsterdam before travelling.
The restriction level for your return coach to London, United Kingdom from Amsterdam is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Conditions of reentry:
The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 21/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to London from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of London.
The most popular arrival coach station, Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk), is located 2.5 miles (4 km) away from the city centre of Amsterdam.
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