Cheap Travel from Amsterdam to London by Eurolines Coach

How to get to London from Amsterdam with Eurolines/National Express UK Buses

Updated September 2011

You can get from Amsterdam to London Victoria (or London to Amsterdam) by taking the regular National Express UK.

How long does it take to get from London to Amsterdam by bus?

It takes either 11 hours and 30 minutes or 12 hours and 30 minutes to get from London to Amsterdam depending on the departure chosen. On the return route Amsterdam to London it takes between 9 hours 45 minutes and 11 hours. The channel crossing is either by ferry or Eurotunnel.

Timetables and Eurolines tickets for
Amsterdam - London coaches (National Express UK)
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How much does it cost to get from Amsterdam to London with Eurolines?

We cross checked several different dates in the next few months and the cheapest direct coach ticket we could find was £25 for a single ticket and £35 for a return ticket, plus a booking fee of £3. However the journey was considerably higher on some dates such as during the Easter period.

Note: Eurolines routes from UK are operated by National Express. Book either through National Express website.

Cheapest way to get from London to Amsterdam Belgium?

You can get from London to Amsterdam using three different methods of transport - by coach, by train or by flying. Taking the coach is the cheapest way of getting from London to Amsterdam but also the longest way. If budget is the main criteria, though, then taking the Eurolines bus is a perfectly good option as the coaches have extra leg room and on board toilets.

  • A non flexible train ticket on the Eurostar costs between around £300 to over £1,000 for a return ticket on the dates we looked at and the journey takes around 4 hours 45 minutes to 5 hours and 45 minutes as there is a change and stopover in Brussels. Due to the high cost, the long journey time and the hassle of a change of train to a different operator, coach might well be a better option.
  • The price of a plane ticket can vary widely and there are some low priced bargains to be found on this route but you can usually expect to pay between £100 and £200 pounds when booking on short notice. Although it is only a short flight you also have to take into account the check in times and inconvenience of flying. There is also a larger luggage allowance on the coach as you can take two suitcases.

Coach Times from London Victoria to Amsterdam

This is a frequent direct service with buses usually leaving from London Victoria Coach Station four times a day.

First coaches

The first coach leaves London at 08:30 in the morning and arrives at Amstel Station in Amsterdam at 20:00 in the evening.

Last coaches

The last bus leaves at 22:00 in the evening, arriving at Amsterdam at 10:30 in the morning the next day.

Night coaches

There are usually two overnight coaches every day, one which leaves London Victoria at 19:00, arriving in Amsterdam at 07:30 and one which leaves at 22:00 and arrives at Amstel Station at 10:30 in the morning.

Coaches from London Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Online Ticket Booking
First bus to Amsterdam 08:30 08:30 08:30 08:30 08:30 08:30 08:30 Book Eurolines tickets to Amsterdam
Last bus to Amsterdam 22:00 22:00 22:00 22:00 22:00 22:00 22:00 Book Eurolines tickets to Amsterdam

First and last coaches from Amsterdam to London

First coaches

The first direct bus leaves Amsterdam at 08:30 in the morning and arrives into Victoria Coach Station at 18:15 in the afternoon.

Last coaches

The last bus leaves Amsterdam at 22:30, reaching London at 08:30 in the morning.

Night coaches

There are two overnight coaches from Amsterdam to London - the first night coach leaves at 19:30 and gets into London at 06:30, the second leaves at 22:30 and arrives at 08:30 in the morning.

Buses from Amsterdam Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Online Ticket Booking
First bus to London 08:30 08:30 08:30 08:30 08:30 08:30 08:30 Book Eurolines tickets to London
Last bus to London 22:30 22:30 22:30 22:30 22:30 22:30 22:30 Book Eurolines tickets to London

How long does it take to get from London Victoria Station to Amsterdam Amstel Station by bus?

The journey takes between 8 hours and 15 minutes and 9 hours and 15 minutes depending on which departure is chosen. The return journey from Amsterdam to London Victoria takes between 5 hours 45 minutes and 7 hours 30 minutes.

How much does the coach ticket from London to Amsterdam Netherlands cost?

  • Single tickets were priced between £25 and £46 on the various dates we looked at.
  • The price of a return coach ticket between London and Amsterdam was between £35.00 and £67.00, with the higher prices around Easter time.
  • There is a downloadable timetable on the Eurolines site which quotes 'on the day' tickets at £57 single/£76 return and advance tickets at £29 single/£39 return (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only) including a £3 booking fee however this was not always the case when going through the actual booking process as Eurolines states on its price guide that actual prices can differ 'during periods of exceptional demand'.
  • The Eurolines pass, which costs from 175 euros for under 26 and 205 euros for an adult for 15 days in low season, can be used on the London to Amsterdam coach route.

Book cheap London - Amsterdam Eurolines tickets

Other bus fares details

  • National Express funfare tickets are not applicable on this route or any of the London - Europe routes.
  • The Eurolines website advertises an offer of £15 single or return for nationwide connections to London.
  • There is a booking fee of £3.00 per person plus a £1 charge for all credit card bookings.
  • There are also various fees to obtain your coach ticket including £0.50 to collect it in person, £1 to have it posted and £.50 to have it sent to your mobile phone - the only method which is free is if you print the E-ticket yourself.
  • Discounts are available for over sixties.
  • The National Express Coachcard is not valid on Eurolines services.

As the cheapest coach tickets sell out quickly, you should book well in advance for travel at peak times such as bank holidays, half-term, Christmas holidays and the Easter holidays.

Where does the coach between London and Amsterdam stop?

This depends on the departure, as some coaches use the Eurotunnel and some use the ferry to cross the Channel and full information can be found when booking your coach ticket.

  • Service EU141 which leaves at 08:30 in the morning from London Victoria stops at Dover ferry Port, Bruges in Belgium, Antwerp in Belgium, Breda in the Netherlands and Utrecht in the Netherlands.
  • Service EU140 which leaves at 10:00 in the morning from London Victoria stops at Lille in France, Brussels in Belgium, Rotterdam in the Netherlands and the Hague in the Netherlands.
  • Service EU142 which leaves at 19:00 in the evening from London Victoria stops at Dover ferry Port and Breda, Rotterdam and the Hague in the Netherlands.
  • Service EU143 which leaves at 22:00 in the evening from London Victoria stops at Dover ferry Port, Antwerp in Belgium and Eindhoven and Utrecht in the Netherlands.
  • Passengers also have to get out of the coach on arriving in France or Belgium to clear passport control.

Where do the coaches leave from?

The Eurolines coaches which go from London to Amsterdam leave from the following bus stations:

Address of London Victoria Coach Station

Buckingham Palace Road
London
England
Postcode: SW1W 9TQ

Address of Amsterdam Amstel Coach station

Julianaplein 5
1097 DN Oost en Watergraafsmeer
Amsterdam
Netherlands

See Eurolines website for more details.

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