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Travel Information from London to Amsterdam

distanceDistance221 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, train or flight
priceTicket price range£45 - £27
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £27 • 10 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £45 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Stena Line, easyJet or Eurostar

Take a coach, train or flight to travel 221 miles from London to Amsterdam. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Stena Line, easyJet or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, flight or train from London to Amsterdam.

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How to get to Amsterdam from London by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from London to Amsterdam is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

London Luton Airport (LTN)
21:05Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
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London, Victoria Coach Station
00:55Amsterdam, Arena
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London Southend Airport (SEN)
19:15Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
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London St Pancras International (STP)
11:15Amsterdam Centraal
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London St Pancras International (STP)
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London St Pancras International (STP)
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London, Victoria Coach Station
01:55Amsterdam, Centraal Station
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London, Victoria Coach Station
13:00Amsterdam, Arena
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London Luton Airport (LTN)
08:15Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
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London Luton Airport (LTN)
22:20Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
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London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
20:25Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
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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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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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Eurowings, British Airways and KLM will get you from London to Amsterdam at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar travel travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed travel service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from London to Amsterdam in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar travel to Amsterdam from London, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel provider from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags.

      KLM is the Netherlands' national carrier and offers two types of ticket for your travel to Amsterdam from London: Economy and Business.

        FAQs: London to Amsterdam

        FAQs: Travel to Amsterdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Amsterdam.

        There are 3 travel options from London to Amsterdam: coach, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from London to Amsterdam is a coach with an average price of £27.

        This is compared to other travel options from London to Amsterdam:

        A coach is less than a ferry with an average ticket price of from London to Amsterdam.

        A coach is £18 less than a flight with an average ticket price of £45 from London to Amsterdam.

        A coach is £102 less than a train with an average ticket price of £129 from London to Amsterdam.

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

        There are alternative travel options to Amsterdam that take longer:

        Taking a coach requires on average 10 h of travel time.

        Getting to Amsterdam by train takes 3 h 59 min on average.

        The distance between London and Amsterdam is around 221 miles.

        The average frequency per day from London to Amsterdam is:

        • Around 2 coaches per day.
        • 6 trains per day.

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

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

        • Most travellers board their coach from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk).
        • Most travellers take a flight from London Gatwick Airport to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
        • Most travellers catch their train from London Waterloo and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

        The following travel companies offer services from London to Amsterdam:

        • BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Megabus or Infobus can take you to Amsterdam by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for FlixBus from London to Amsterdam for £27.
        • Travel with easyJet, British Airways, BA Euroflyer, KLM Cityhopper, KLM, Flybe, Cityflyer (British Airways 2), Iberia Express, Eurowings, Lufthansa, SWISS, Norwegian Air, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Air France or LAER 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.
        • Travel with Eurostar, Eurostar, NS International | IC Brussel, PKP Intercity, BSB or NS International | IC Direct for trains to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurostar London to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for £129.

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

        • You can find 1 direct coach per day to Amsterdam with FlixBus.
        • You can find 1 direct train per day to take to Amsterdam with Eurostar or Eurostar.

        Direct services to Amsterdam tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

        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, Berlin or Barcelona. If you’d like to add Paris, Brussels, Berlin or Barcelona 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!
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