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Overview: Coach from London to Amsterdam

distanceDistance221 miles (356 km)
durationAverage coach duration18 h 22 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£41 (€47)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesEurolines 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).

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus London to Amsterdam

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

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:

    • 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: Coach to Amsterdam from London

    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.

    Am I allowed to travel by coach from London, United Kingdom to Amsterdam, Netherlands?

    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:

    • 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 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 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.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to London, United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

    The restriction level for your return coach to London, United Kingdom from Amsterdam is: Partially open.

    Is my return coach into London from Amsterdam restricted?

    International entry 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?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • 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

    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:

    • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Regional advice

    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.

    What is the cost of cheap coaches to Amsterdam from London?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach between London and Amsterdam for as little as £38  in the next 7 days.

    What is the average price of coach tickets from London to Amsterdam?

    If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Amsterdam coach prices are on average £41  one way.

    What is the distance between London and Amsterdam via coach?

    When travelling this route you should expect the distance from London to Amsterdam via coach to be approximately 221 miles (356 km).

    How long is the coach between London and Amsterdam?

    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 18 h 22 min.

    What station does the London to Amsterdam coach leave from? Which Amsterdam coach station do I come into from London?

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (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 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.

    Which coach companies can take me from London to Amsterdam?

    Take the London to Amsterdam coach with Eurolines France, Ouibus, Flixbus or National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey to Amsterdam from London 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 first London to Amsterdam coach departs at 10: 30   and the last coach from London to Amsterdam leaves at 23: 20. Check out the most up-to-date London to Amsterdam coach timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

    How early should I book coach tickets between London and Amsterdam to score the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you book coach tickets from London to Amsterdam within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £41 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from London to Amsterdam a few months in advance.