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Overview: Coach from Norwich to Amsterdam

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Coaches from Norwich to Amsterdam cover the 151 miles long journey. Travellers depart most frequently from Norwich, Bus Station and arrive in Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk).

Buses from Norwich to Amsterdam

If you are looking for a cheap and convenient way to travel from Norwich to Amsterdam, taking the bus is an affordable option. While coaches from Norwich to Amsterdam do take considerably longer than travelling by rail or flying, bus tickets from Norwich to Amsterdam cost less than train tickets, and passengers are allowed a larger luggage allowance than planes. Buses from Norwich to Amsterdam depart around four times every week, with departures from Norwich from early morning until early afternoon. The fastest route involves one connection at London, with a total journey time of around 16h 55min to arrive in Amsterdam city centre. Coaches from Norwich to London are operated by National Express, and coaches from London to Amsterdam are run by Flixbus.

Norwich to Amsterdam Coach Times: Daily Departures

Buses from Norwich to Amsterdam depart around four times a week. You’ll find multiple departures from Norwich to London every day, but bear in mind that buses from London to Amsterdam depart only once a day in the evening, around four days a week. When booking a bus from Norwich that corresponds with your onward journey from London, you can choose from National Express services departing from as early as around 6:50 a.m. until around 12:30 p.m. Flixbus coaches from London to Amsterdam usually depart once a day from Friday to Monday, from around 6:30 p.m. until around 7:30 p.m., and travel through the night to reach Amsterdam the next morning.

How long is the journey by bus from Norwich to Amsterdam?

There are no direct services from Norwich to Amsterdam, so journeys will include at least one connection. The total bus journey from Norwich to Amsterdam takes around 16h 55min including stopover time in London and connecting time from Amsterdam Sloterdjik Bus Station to the city centre. National Express buses from Norwich Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station takes around 3h 20min, while the onward journey from London to Amsterdam Sloterdijk takes around 12h. From here, buses into the city centre take around 30min.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Norwich to Amsterdam?

Departure bus station: Norwich Bus Station. The bus station is situated in the city centre. The station is open from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m on Sundays and public holidays. There is an information desk, toilets and baby changing facilities, indoor seating, and a café open every day from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. except Sundays. Buses from Norwich Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station depart several times daily, with a journey time of around 3h 20min.

Arrival bus station: Amsterdam Sloterdjik. Sloterdjik is the main bus station in Amsterdam for international departures and arrivals. The transport hub is situated beside Sloterdjik Train Station around 3 km from the city centre. Buses from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdjik are operated by Flixbus and depart once a day, four days a week. From Sloterdjik coach station, you can easily get into the city centre by taking a local bus service directly to central locations like Kattenburgerplein in around 30min, or by taking the train, tram or metro to Amsterdam Centraal Station in around 15min. The coach station is open every day and has several facilities such as a help desk, indoor seating and several coffee shops and eateries.

Amsterdam Winter. Source: Shutterstock

Which bus companies travel from Norwich to Amsterdam?

Passengers travelling by bus from Norwich to Amsterdam will travel with multiple operators during their journey. Buses from Norwich to London are operated by National Express and depart daily from early morning until early afternoon. The onward journey from London to Amsterdam is operated by Flixbus. The quickest Flixbus buses take around 12h and travel overnight. From Amsterdam Sloterdjik, passengers can travel into the city centre by bus, tram, train or metro operated by local transport providers.

National Express buses from Norwich to Amsterdam

While there are several National Express buses from Norwich Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station running daily, the choice of bus services is limited by the availability of onward buses from London Victoria to Amsterdam Sloterdjik. Suitable National Express services from Norwich to London depart three times daily from around 6:50 a.m. until around 12:30 p.m.

Flixbus buses from Norwich to Amsterdam

Flixbus operate buses from London Victoria to Amsterdam Sloterdjik four times a week in the evening. Flixbus buses from London to Amsterdam usually depart from Friday to Monday. Buses depart at around 6:30 p.m. and arrive in Amsterdam at around 7:30 a.m.

Buses from Norwich to Amsterdam: Services on Board

National Express and Flixbus buses provide accessible transportation services. Wheelchair users should book a wheelchair space before their journey. Pets cannot be brought onboard apart from guide dogs and companion dogs. In terms of luggage allowance, note that the operators have different rules. Both National Express and Flixbus allow passengers to bring one piece of hand luggage. But while National Express allows passengers to take two pieces of hold luggage up to 20kg each, Flixbus only allows one item of hold luggage up to 20 kg. If you wish to travel with more hold luggage, you will need to pay an additional fee to take it from London to Amsterdam. The operators also differ on bike policies. While bicycles are allowed on Flixbus services, National Express does not allow passengers to bring non-folding bikes onboard.

Amsterdam City Street. Source: Shutterstock

How to find cheap bus tickets from Norwich to Amsterdam?

Since coaches from Norwich to Amsterdam depart four days a week, you might wish to be flexible with your date of departure to compare ticket prices across different dates. And while there is only one Flixbus departure per day from London to Amsterdam, there are usually three National Express bus services from Norwich to London each day, so consider taking an earlier bus and stopping for longer in London if these tickets are cheaper.

After comparing departure times, you should try to book your ticket in advance to take advantage of the best deals from Norwich to Amsterdam. Students can enjoy discounted tickets on both National Express and Flixbus coaches, and senior citizens holding a Senior Coachcard can get 1/3 off National Express ticket prices. For more travel tips and inspiration for your next trip, check out our online Window Seat magazine.

Getting to Amsterdam by bus — travel tips

Amsterdam is a popular destination for weekend and longer breaks, offering visitors many cultural highlights, vibrant nightlife, unique architecture and world-renowned museums and galleries. The I Amsterdam City Card is a good option for tourists as it offers discounts on a range of activities from bike hire to museum entry. Aside from public transport, it is easy to explore the city by bike and on foot.

Explore the city’s canal system by boat or cycle along its banks and admire the tall, narrow buildings that characterise the city. Find out more about the city’s history and art at museums like the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and unmissable Anne Frank House. Sample Dutch cuisine at a variety of restaurants and cafes, and wander around markets such as Foodhallen in the Oud West district.

Hunt for bargains at one of Europe's largest flea markets and peruse quaint boutiques around the Jordaan district. In the evening, check out the wide variety of bars, live music venues and dance clubs that host world-class DJs.

FAQs: Norwich to Amsterdam coach

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When departing from Norwich, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Norwich, Bus Station, Norwich, University of East Anglia and Norwich, Bus Station. When arriving in Amsterdam, you can end your route in coach stations like Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk), Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Norwich, Bus Station, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk), located 4.1 miles (6.6 km) away from the city centre.

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