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Travel Information to Amsterdam from Leeds

distanceDistance283 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£50 - £165
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £50 • 16 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £115 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or KLM

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 283 miles from Leeds to 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £50. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or KLM among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Leeds to Amsterdam.

How to travel from Leeds to Amsterdam?

Travelling to Amsterdam from Leeds is a popular choice for many travellers. Amsterdam is one of the world's top tourist destinations and is home to a variety of unconventional restaurants, world-class museums, local craft beers, and much more. If you're looking to travel from Leeds to Amsterdam, you'll be glad to find several modes of transport to choose from to move between these destinations.

There are a couple of flights operating a direct route from Leeds Bradford International Airport to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol every day. These flights are typically operated by KLM and will take close to 1h 20min. You'll find a wide range of trains travelling this route operated by London North Eastern Railway and Eurostar. You'll also find several buses travelling from Leeds to London Victoria daily, yet only one or two trains travelling from London Victoria to Amsterdam every day.

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

Currently, the cheapest way to travel from Leeds to Amsterdam is to take a direct flight from Leeds Bradford International Airport. These journeys typically take around 1h 20min. There are several other ways to ensure you get the cheapest tickets available. Start off by booking tickets as far in advance as possible. These tickets generally go on sale a couple of months ahead of time and the closer you get to the day of departure, the pricier the tickets become. Book with flexible dates to pick up on different deals offered on different days and travel earlier on during the week as opposed to the weekend. Connecting trips usually cost more than direct journeys, so keep this in mind when searching for tickets.

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

If you're looking for the quickest way to travel from Leeds to Amsterdam, the best option by far is to take a flight from Leeds Bradford International Airport. The airport is roughly 30min from the city centre and you will need to be there around 3h before your departure time for international flights, and flights take around 1h 20min. Taking all of this into account, your total travel time to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be around 5h, and it'll take around 30min to get from Amsterdam Airport to Amsterdam city centre. If you choose to travel by train, the quickest route will usually take close to 8h and a bus trip can take as long as 17h with a long wait time in between at London Victoria railway station.

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Amsterdam Tourist City. Source: Shutterstock

Trains from Leeds to Amsterdam

Some of the reasons passengers choose train travel rather than by bus or by plane to travel from Leeds to Amsterdam include being able to travel from city centre to city centre. Both airports are located 30min away from the respective city centres while train stations are a short walk away. You'll also have plenty more legroom on a train journey than you will taking other modes of transport.

If you're a fan of eco-friendly travel, avoiding flights and taking a train instead significantly decreases your carbon footprint and the effect on the planet. You'll find at least four trains a day starting at around 6:00 a.m. every morning and are all operated by London North Eastern Railway in conjunction with Eurostar. All of the train trips between these destinations come with a single changeover at London Kings Cross station, where you'll head to St Pancras International for the last leg of the journey.

Train travel from Leeds to Amsterdam with London North Eastern Railway

London North Eastern Railway, or LNER, operate the first leg of all train travel from Leeds to Amsterdam. LNER serves areas like the northern and north-eastern regions of the UK and typically depart from London. LNER offers both standard and first-class tickets. first-class tickets will give you wider, reclining seats and include power sockets for your devices, as well as USB ports. You'll receive complimentary eats and beverages when they're available. There are at least four trains a day travelling between these destinations operated by LNER.

Buses from Leeds to Amsterdam

If you're choosing bus travel from Leeds to Amsterdam, you'll be happy to know there are several buses travelling between these destinations on a daily basis. Your first leg will usually be operated by National Express and will travel from Leeds Coach Station and head to London Victoria Station. At London Victoria, you'll have to make your way to London St Pancras International Station and wait a couple of hours before boarding a train from there to Amsterdam Centraal. Your total travel time between these destinations, including the wait time, can be as long as 17h.

Traveling by bus from Leeds to Amsterdam with National Express

National Express is one of the leading bus companies in the UK and operates routes throughout the UK and neighbouring countries. You'll find several buses a day travelling from Leeds to London Victoria with National Express that have two different route options. The first option is a direct train in around 6h, while the second option includes a stop at London Heathrow International Airport along the way before heading to London Victoria. From London Victoria, you'll head to London St Pancras Station, where you'll board a bus operated by a BlaBlaCar Bus and will head to Amsterdam Centraal in around 5h 45min.

Amsterdam Canal Houses. Source: Shutterstock

Flights from Leeds to Amsterdam

If you're travelling from Leeds to Amsterdam on a flight, you'll find a couple of options departing every day from Leeds Bradford International Airport with a direct route to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in around 1h 20min. Every flight between these two destinations is operated by KLM. It'll take around 30min to get from Leeds city centre to Leads Bradford if you're travelling by taxi, which is the quickest and most convenient option. Once you arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol, you'll find taking a taxi to the city centre is the easiest way to get there and will take between 20 - 30min.

Flying from Leeds to Amsterdam with KLM

KLM is the only operator offering flights from Leeds to Amsterdam and provide at least two flights a day between these destinations. Each flight will depart from Leeds Bradford International Airport and travel directly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in around 1h 20min. If you're looking to travel a little more leisurely, consider booking a business-class or first-class ticket when available. These will offer extra legroom and a wider selection of food and beverages along the way.

To Amsterdam by train/ bus/ flight—travel tips

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and is well-known for its elaborate canal systems, narrow houses, rich history, and artistic heritage. You'll find a wide variety of things to do and see when travelling to Amsterdam from Leeds. If you're interested in the arts, you can't miss out on exploring both the Van Gogh Museum, which is the largest collection of Van Gogh art in the world, and the Rijksmuseum, which is an art museum housing European art.

As a history buff who finds themselves in Amsterdam, you'll want to check out Anne Frank House, the house museum that was used back in WWII as the teenage diarists home. When travelling with the family and looking for something to entertain the whole crew, taking a tour of the celebrity wax features found at Madame Tussauds is a popular activity for many travellers.

Travel Tips: Travel from Leeds to Amsterdam

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FAQs

Travel from Leeds, United Kingdom to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Amsterdam from Leeds restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months

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: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 28/07/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Amsterdam from Leeds closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Leeds, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 07/08/2022. 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 Leeds from Amsterdam here.

There are 4 ways to get from Leeds to Amsterdam: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Leeds to Amsterdam is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £50 compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A coach journey is usually £64 less than a journey to Amsterdam by plane, which costs on average £115 for the same trip.

A coach is about £114 less than a train, which costs on average £165 for this journey.

The quickest way to travel to Amsterdam from Leeds 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 coach can take 16 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 34 min   on average.

The distance from Leeds to Amsterdam is approximately 283 miles.

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Amsterdam is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 1 train a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Leeds to Amsterdam:

  • Coaches from Leeds to Amsterdam most often leave from Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Flights from Leeds to Amsterdam most often leave from Leeds Bradford International Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Trains most often depart from Leeds at Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Amsterdam at Amsterdam Centraal.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Leeds to Amsterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Leeds to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for £50.
  • Travel with KLM to go to Amsterdam by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find KLM Leeds to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for £115.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Leeds to Amsterdam often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, London or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Leeds and Amsterdam itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Amsterdam and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Leeds to Amsterdam, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £50 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average £115 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £165 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Leeds to Amsterdam tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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