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from London to Amsterdam

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To get from London to Amsterdam on 2 Dec we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:30London City Airport1h05 17:35Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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£881One-way
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10:45London17h30 05:15Amsterdam
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£401One-way
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23:20London20h00 20:20Amsterdam
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£691One-way
08:40London Heathrow Airport1h25 11:05Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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£2561One-way
17:05London Heathrow Airport1h20 19:25Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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£2561One-way

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£182British Airways
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2 Dec
£147Eurostar
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£49easyJet
Fri
3 Dec
£121Eurostar
£33Flixbus
£45easyJet
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4 Dec
£89Eurostar
£24Flixbus
£45easyJet
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5 Dec
£96Eurostar
£25Flixbus
£45easyJet
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6 Dec
£75Eurostar
£33Flixbus
£40easyJet
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7 Dec
£63Eurostar
£40BlaBlaCar Bus
£39easyJet
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8 Dec
£75Eurostar
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£39easyJet
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9 Dec
£75Eurostar
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Fri
10 Dec
£121Eurostar
£35Flixbus
£39easyJet
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11 Dec
£121Eurostar
£25Flixbus
£34easyJet
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12 Dec
£135Eurostar
£47BlaBlaCar Bus
£34easyJet
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13 Dec
£89Eurostar
£31Flixbus
£33easyJet
Tue
14 Dec
£58Eurostar
£43BlaBlaCar Bus
£34easyJet
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15 Dec
£89Eurostar
£60BlaBlaCar Bus
£31easyJet
Thu
16 Dec
£110Eurostar
£93BlaBlaCar Bus
£31easyJet
Fri
17 Dec
£147Eurostar
£47Flixbus
£34easyJet
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18 Dec
£154Eurostar
£71BlaBlaCar Bus
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19 Dec
£111Eurostar
£49Flixbus
£33easyJet
Mon
20 Dec
£89Eurostar
£44Flixbus
£31easyJet
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21 Dec
£121Eurostar
£48Flixbus
£26easyJet
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How to Travel from London to Amsterdam?

Flights and trains travel from London to Amsterdam every day, with modes of travel like trains running services multiple times per day. A bus service from London to Amsterdam is available, but on a less frequent basis. London to Amsterdam is a popular route for travellers by air, bus or train, so it is always possible to find the mode of travel which you prefer, at a time convenient for you. The convenience of a trip from London to Amsterdam means it is ideal for a weekend getaway, and it’s even possible to visit just for a day trip.

Whatever the duration of your trip, Amsterdam is a great place to explore known for its cultural highlights, museums and fantastic nightlife. Amsterdam is also a great destination for those who love the outdoors with opportunities to explore the city by bicycle or on foot, and perhaps to see its famous tulip fields during the spring. The time it’s takes to travel from London to Amsterdam will vary depending on how you travel: a direct flight will take under 2h, while a trip by train will take a little over 4h.

Flights and train journeys are available every day of the week, however bus journeys run less frequently and it’s advisable to find out if a bus service is available for the day you want to travel in advance. Several flights depart from London to Amsterdam every day, with this mode of travel offering the most flexibility for your journey.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from London to Amsterdam?

Depending on whether you intend to travel in peak tourist seasons, a flight from London to Amsterdam is generally the cheapest option. As flights between the two cities are almost always direct, a flight also gives you the fastest arrival time and the best value for money. KLM is the main operator for flights to Amsterdam from London, with flights departing from London Heathrow (LHR) to arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) in around 1h 30min.

In order to save money, it’s a good idea to check in advance and make an online booking, allowing you to explore options for different departure times. Being flexible with your travel dates will allow you to find a cheaper booking, as some days of the week a generally less popular for travelling. Choosing a less frequent or popular operator for your flight can also save you money: for example, British Airways may offer cheaper flights than KLM. If you’re only travelling for a day trip or weekend, you may also be able to save money by only bringing hand-luggage with you.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from London to Amsterdam?

The fastest way to travel from London to Amsterdam is by air. A flight between the two locations takes around 1h 30min, and Amsterdam airport is around 8 miles (12 km) from the city. Many trains depart from the airport to the city centre, allowing you to travel into central Amsterdam in around 15min. KLM, British Airways, easyJet and several other airlines operate services between the two cities, all of which have Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) as their arrival point. Departing from London, there are several airports to choose from including Stansted, Gatwick and London City. However, the most popular departure airport for this route is London Heathrow. As one of the largest airports in Europe it has excellent facilities, and several flights operated by KLM depart for Amsterdam every day, approximately every 2h.

Amsterdam Cycling. Source: Shutterstock

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Omio also helps you filter for the cheapest or fastest journey between your chosen locations. With reliable timetables and prices, you can book your trip online using Omio whether you wish to travel by bus, train or plane. Omio also has an option for mobile tickets to make your journey easier, which is highlighted for you during your booking process. You can find booking, customer service and information in your chosen language, too. If you’re not sure how you want to travel, or what the options out there are for you Omio is a great way to see everything quickly with reliable information on hand. For more useful information and inspiration to help you find a way to travel to suit you, check out the Omio magazine or take a look at the booking page between London and Amsterdam.

Trains from London to Amsterdam

Trains from London to Amsterdam operate each day, departing from London St. Pancras Station. Travelling by train is ideal for customers who want a slightly slower, more relaxed journey, avoiding the stress of airport terminals. You can complete your trip in comfort on long-distance trains with great facilities including free Wi-Fi and an onboard buffet. There is at least one daily connection between London and Amsterdam, provided by Eurostar. These trains are often direct, arriving in Amsterdam Centraal in around 4h.

Alternatively, you can take an indirect train with a stop at Brussels-Midi station which may lengthen your journey by a few hours. Some direct trains also need to stop here while crossing country borders, but this will not add any time to your journey as it scheduled beforehand. Amsterdam Centraal is close to popular tourist areas, alternatively you can reach other parts of the city through the tram network.

Train travel from London to Amsterdam with Eurostar

Eurostar is the most frequent and popular company operating trains between London and Amsterdam. All of their trains depart from special platforms at St. Pancras Station in London, making it easy to find your departing train. You will arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station in around 4h. Eurostar trains are famous for their mid or long distance train services and the facilities they offer, including free Wi-Fi and charging points, magazines on board and a buffet area. If you book a Premier ticket you will receive a complimentary meal on board.

Buses from London to Amsterdam

Buses from London to Amsterdam depart from London Victoria Coach Station, and are operated by several companies including Flixbus and National Express. Generally coaches and buses depart from London to Amsterdam every day, with some companies running several buses per day every couple of hours. The journey by bus takes around 10h, and most bus companies provide on board facilities including Wi-Fi, air conditioning and toilet facilities. Flixbus operates a fast and direct service, completing the journey from London to Amsterdam in around 9h 30min.

Traveling by bus from London to Amsterdam with Flixbus

Flixbus offer 4 buses over the course of each day, travelling between London and Amsterdam. Each bus travels directly and completes the journey in under 10h. Departing from London Victoria Coach Station, buses to Amsterdam usually arrive at Sloterdijk, around 5 miles (8 km) from the city centre. Flixbus offer an excellent long distance bus service including onboard Wi-Fi and air conditioning, places to charge your devices and secure luggage storage. Customers with disabilities can be supported by the customer service team with assistance dogs and wheelchairs welcome on board with advanced notice. You can also bring a bike, which you can pay for during your booking process. While Flixbus only offer one type of ticket for all passengers, you can secure a cheaper ticket when booking online, in advance of your journey.

Amsterdam Canal. Source: Shutterstock

Flights from London to Amsterdam

Several companies offer flights from London to Amsterdam, every day of the week. There are often several flights available each day, spaced over a few hours. KLM, British Airways and easyJet operate the route, as do several other airlines. British Airways generally offer cheaper flights, departing from London Heathrow airport, while KLM offers more frequent flights over the course of each day.

All flights arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol airport within around 4h. Schiphol airport is around 8 miles (12 km) from Amsterdam city centre, a 20min drive or a train ride of approximately 15min. Schiphol airport has many facilities for arriving travellers, great customer service teams and taxis available to take you into the city.

Flying from London to Amsterdam with KLM

KLM offer frequent flights between London and Amsterdam each day of the week, flying directly with no stopovers so you can complete your flight in around an hour. Flying from London Heathrow (LHR) airport to Schiphol airport (AMS) means you’ll have access to great facilities in 2 of Europe’s biggest airports, both of which have excellent public transport links. KLM offer multiple flights each day from morning to evening, giving you the flexibility to choose a flight time which works best for you.

To Amsterdam by train/ bus/ flight—travel tips

London and Amsterdam are both incredible cities to visit whether you’re planning a family trip or travelling alone. Both are hubs of culture with numerous museums, galleries and historical sights. Amsterdam boasts the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum among many others. You can find food at popular chain restaurants or independent cafes which pop up on every corner.

In Amsterdam it’s possible to explore on foot, by bicycle or even by buses which are popular with tourists and tour many popular sightseeing locations. If the weather is good during your visit, Amsterdam has many wonderful public parks to explore, or you explore the beautiful tulip fields which bloom in the spring.

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FAQs
Does Netherlands have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling from London to Amsterdam?

International travel from London, United Kingdom to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from United Kingdom?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Amsterdam if travelling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Amsterdam from London.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Netherlands?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 30/11/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Amsterdam.

How far is it from London to Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is approximately 221 miles (356 km) away from London.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Amsterdam from London?
Your journey from London to Amsterdam doesn't have to end in Amsterdam. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Brussels or Berlin. If you’d like to add Paris, Brussels or Berlin to your London to Amsterdam trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Amsterdam today!