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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 29 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from London to Amsterdam

distanceDistance221 miles (356 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£29 - £87
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £29 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £29 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Eurostar

Travel 221 miles (356 km) by coach, flight or train from London to Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £29. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, easyJet or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Amsterdam.

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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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

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Amsterdam, Netherlands if I’m coming from London, United Kingdom?

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

Is international entry into Amsterdam from London 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 London?

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: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 23/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between London and Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to London, United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands due to COVID-19?

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

Am I allowed to reenter London, 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 London from Amsterdam?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine 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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 26/05/2022. 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 London from Amsterdam here.

How do I go from London to Amsterdam?

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

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

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Amsterdam, which costs on average £29.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Amsterdam:

A flight is generally £1 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £31 from London to Amsterdam.

A flight is generally £57 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £87 from London to Amsterdam.

What is the fastest way to Amsterdam from London?

The fastest way from London to Amsterdam is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Amsterdam from London can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 10 h 50 min   on average.

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

How many miles from London to Amsterdam would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from London to Amsterdam is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Amsterdam?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Amsterdam:

  • Most travellers board their plane from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Most travellers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Amsterdam?

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

  • You can go to Amsterdam from London by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £31 with Flixbus from London to Amsterdam on Omio.
  • You can travel to Amsterdam from London by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £29 with easyJet from London to Amsterdam.
  • You can travel by train between London and Amsterdam with Eurostar, and you can find Eurostar London to Amsterdam tickets for £87 on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from London to Amsterdam?

Looking to extend your trip from London to Amsterdam? Many Omio customers who go from London to Amsterdam usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Brussels or Berlin. If you're looking to explore Paris, Brussels or Berlin from Amsterdam, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I purchase 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 is £31 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £29 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £87 one way on average.

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.