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from London to Amsterdam

You can get from London to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Amsterdam on 23 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:20London Heathrow Airport1h20 10:40Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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£861One-way
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08:20London Heathrow Airport1h20 10:40Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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£861One-way
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11:04London St Pancras International4h07 16:11Amsterdam Centraal
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£1211One-way
15:30London City Airport1h05 17:35Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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£1951One-way
14:40London Heathrow Airport1h20 17:00Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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£2001One-way

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Travel Information between London and Amsterdam

distanceDistance221 miles (356 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£41 - £203
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • • 11 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Eurostar

Travel 221 miles (356 km) by coach, flight or train from London to Amsterdam. A coach is best for those looking to save money on this trip, with tickets costing about. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, easyJet or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from London to Amsterdam.

How to Travel from London to Amsterdam

Frequent coaches, trains, and flights allow travellers to hop between these two cities, covering the route in as little as 1 hour or as long as 10 hours. Amsterdam is not short on attractions and is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, some of the top attractions are the Museum Quarter and the Canal District.

Train: The train journey between London and Amsterdam is provided by Eurostar, which runs high speed trains that depart St. Pancras International station every two hours. All trains arrive at Amsterdam Central and require switching trains at Brussels - Midi. Travel time ranges from 4 hours and 30 minutes to nearly 6 hours.

Bus: International coaches run by Flixbus, National Express, and OuiBus travel between these two cities virtually every hour. This is a direct trip that lasts 10 hours on average. Buses leave from Victoria Coach Station and arrive at either Duivendrecht or Sloterdijk.

Flight: easyJet, Vueling, British Airways, FlyBe, KLM, Iberia, and CityJet operate non-stop flights between these two European capitals. Flight time is 1 hour and there are usually a couple of flights available every hour. Departure airports include Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, and London City, and the arrival airport is Schiphol.

Travelling from London to Amsterdam: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from London to Amsterdam? Buses are cheaper than flights and trains, although only slightly so.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from London to Amsterdam? Flying is by far the fastest option, as travel time is just over 1 hour by plane.

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.

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.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Netherlands due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to Amsterdam from London?

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

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Netherlands?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Amsterdam from London?

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 19/09/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between London and Amsterdam.

Are there restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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

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

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

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

  • 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
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 21/09/2021. 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 London from Amsterdam here.

How do I go from London to Amsterdam?

There are 3 ways to travel between London and Amsterdam including taking a coach, flight or train.

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

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

A coach is £5 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from London to Amsterdam costing on average £45.

A coach journey is usually £163 less than a journey to Amsterdam by train, which costs on average £203 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from London to Amsterdam?

The fastest way from London to Amsterdam is by travel with an average journey time of NaN h NaN min.

Other travel options between London and Amsterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 11 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by flight can take 1 h   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 7 min   on average.

How far is Amsterdam from London?

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

How many services a day are there to Amsterdam from London?

The average frequency per day from London to Amsterdam is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from London to Amsterdam?

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

  • Coaches most often depart from London at London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Amsterdam at Amsterdam, Sloterdijk.
  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.
Who can get me from London to Amsterdam?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Amsterdam by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from London to Amsterdam for £41 on Omio.
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet London to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for £45.
  • Eurostar can take you to Amsterdam by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Eurostar from London to Amsterdam for £203.
Can I travel directly to Amsterdam from London?

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Amsterdam with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flight services to Amsterdam with KLM with around direct flights every day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Amsterdam with Eurostar with 1 direct train per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Amsterdam tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Where should I go next after I travel between London and Amsterdam?
Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Amsterdam often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Brussels or Berlin. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Amsterdam itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Amsterdam and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my London to Amsterdam ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £41 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £45 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £203 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking London 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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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
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