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London to Amsterdam Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
15 hours 24 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £48
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Amsterdam
Distance:357 km
Bus Companies:BlaBlaCar Bus
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Travel with National Express and FlixBus between London and Amsterdam

Find the best coaches from London to Amsterdam with Omio's travel partners National Express and FlixBus from £30. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

National Express

National Express is a great way to travel comfortably and affordably from London to Amsterdam. As the UK’s leading long-distance coach operator, National Express offers hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country with maximum savings and comfort in mind for each passenger. Omio shows you National Express coach timetables and ticket options for the London to Amsterdam route, so you can find the cheapest deals to travel by coach. On a National Express coach, you can expect to travel 221 miles (356 km) between London and Amsterdam.

All coaches from National Express provide air conditioning, free WiFi and onboard entertainment to keep you feeling comfortable and entertained during a long route. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. There are three different tickets that you can pick for the London to Amsterdam coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

When purchasing your National Express coach tickets from London to Amsterdam, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Coaches from London to Amsterdam

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.

London to Amsterdam Coach Cost

Prices for buses from London to Amsterdam when you book in advance

Booking Period Average Price
Same Day £37.63
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!

  • It is 17% cheaper to book a London to Amsterdam bus a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 31% cheaper to book a bus ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, London to Amsterdam bus costs are 47% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.


Which Coach Companies go from London to Amsterdam?

National Express serves the majority of services running from London to Amsterdam.

When do the first and last coaches of the day depart?

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.

Where to Coaches from London to Amsterdam Depart from?

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.

Where do Coaches from London to Amsterdam arrive?

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.

Walking Around in Amsterdam

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.

Coffee Places in Amsterdam

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.

Eating in Amsterdam

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.

Best Time to Visit Amsterdam

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.

Public Transport in Amsterdam

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 Tips

Buses from London to Amsterdam
Take the bus 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.
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for coaches from London to Amsterdam?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, Netherlands by coach is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

When travelling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 14/06/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach from London to Amsterdam before travelling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by coach to London, United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Return travel from Netherlands to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Amsterdam?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Amsterdam?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 14/06/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your coach to London from Amsterdam.

How much does a cheap coach to Amsterdam from London cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between London and Amsterdam for the next 7 days starting from £30  one way.
What is the average price of coach tickets from London to Amsterdam?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket from London to Amsterdam is £50  one way.
How many miles is it from London to Amsterdam by coach?
You should expect to travel around 221 miles (356 km)  between London and Amsterdam by coach.
How long does it take from London to Amsterdam by coach?
While the time it takes to travel 221 miles (356 km) from London to Amsterdam can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from London to Amsterdam is on average 19 h 25 min.
Which coach station in London goes to Amsterdam? Which coach station do I come into Amsterdam from London?

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from London Victoria   to Amsterdam, Sloterdijk.

Where is the coach station in London to go to Amsterdam? Where is the coach station in Amsterdam located?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called London Victoria, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival coach station, Amsterdam, Sloterdijk, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Amsterdam.

What coach companies offer a service from London to Amsterdam?
Take the London to Amsterdam coach with Eurolines France, Ouibus, Flixbus, National Express or Bla Bla Bus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip between London and Amsterdam as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When is the earliest coach from London to Amsterdam? When is the last coach from London to Amsterdam?
The earliest coach departing from London to Amsterdam leaves at 21: 00. The last coach departing from London to Amsterdam leaves at 22: 00. You can find the latest London to Amsterdam coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase London to Amsterdam coach tickets to get the best deals?
You can find a coach between London and Amsterdam to cost on average £50 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the London to Amsterdam coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London Liverpool Street Stn

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City