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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 13 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:00London Heathrow Airport1h20 18:20Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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£2041One-way
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11:04London St Pancras International4h07 16:11Amsterdam Centraal
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£1811One-way

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Sun
13 Jun
£181Eurostar
£138British Airways
Mon
14 Jun
£163Eurostar
£225KLM
Tue
15 Jun
£114Eurostar
£145KLM
Wed
16 Jun
£91Eurostar
£120British Airways
Thu
17 Jun
£91Eurostar
£109KLM
Fri
18 Jun
£114Eurostar
£55British Airways
Sat
19 Jun
£91Eurostar
£109KLM
Sun
20 Jun
£91Eurostar
£62British Airways
Mon
21 Jun
£71Eurostar
£62British Airways
Tue
22 Jun
£59Eurostar
£109KLM
Wed
23 Jun
£56Eurostar
£55British Airways
Thu
24 Jun
£64Eurostar
£94KLM
Fri
25 Jun
£98Eurostar
£94KLM
Sat
26 Jun
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£59British Airways
Sun
27 Jun
£116Eurostar
£52British Airways
Mon
28 Jun
£76Eurostar
£62British Airways
Tue
29 Jun
£64Eurostar
£94KLM
Wed
30 Jun
£56Eurostar
£77British Airways
Thu
1 Jul
£64Eurostar
£94KLM
Fri
2 Jul
£64Eurostar
£66British Airways

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
Is cross-border travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from London, United Kingdom currently allowed?

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:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5

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 09/06/2021. 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 from London to Amsterdam.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to London, United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

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

Is my journey back to London from Amsterdam restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in London from Amsterdam?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • 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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 12/06/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

How do you get from London to Amsterdam?

You can travel from London to Amsterdam 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

How many miles are between London and Amsterdam

The distance from London to Amsterdam is approximately 221 miles (356 km).

When going from London to Amsterdam, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Amsterdam?

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

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

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Amsterdam:

  • You can travel from London to Amsterdam by flight with British Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £51 with British Airways from London to Amsterdam.
  • You can travel to Amsterdam from London by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £53 with BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Amsterdam.
  • You can go to Amsterdam from London by train with Eurostar. You'll see cheap train tickets for £59 with Eurostar from London to Amsterdam on Omio.
Can I travel directly from London to Amsterdam?

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

  • You can find a direct flight to Amsterdam with KLM.
  • You'll find direct train services to Amsterdam with Eurostar.

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 purchase tickets for this trip.

Where should I go next after I travel between London and Amsterdam?
Omio customers who travel from London to Amsterdam often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Brussels or Berlin. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Amsterdam and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy my London to Amsterdam ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from London to Amsterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost £51 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost £53 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £59 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Amsterdam from London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Amsterdam. Tickets for a flight cost on average £51.

This is compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A flight is generally £2 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £53 from London to Amsterdam.

A flight is generally £8 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £59 from London to Amsterdam.

What is the fastest way from London to Amsterdam?

The quickest way to travel from London to Amsterdam is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 14 h 5 min  on average.

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

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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