London to Netherlands by bus
Booking Coach Tickets In Advance: London To The Netherlands & back
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Travel London to the Netherlands by coach
National Express, Flixbus & Eurolines intercity long-distance buses are definitively the cheapest transportation option between the UK and the Netherlands. Direct Eurostar trains are also convenient but usually much more expensive. The cheapest one-way fare discount bus tickets from London to Amsterdam can be as cheap as £15 and paying less than £25 (one-way) is quite common if reserving a few days in advance with all the mentioned bus companies. It’s not difficult to travel from London to the Netherlands; the coach can be a good option for you if you are looking for a comfortable and cost-efficient way to get from Britain to Amsterdam and other Dutch locations.
National Express, Flixbus & Eurolines international bus services offer you daily direct services between London and Amsterdam, people can choose whether they want to travel during the day or overnight. Travel times of all mentioned operators are comparable and oscillate between 10 and 12 hours for the route between London and Amsterdam. Passengers require to check in and provide passport information prior to boarding the coach at Victoria Coach Station or Amsterdam before departure for the ferry/train crossing.
Amsterdam is only around 550 km from London (Londres/ Лондон) but political history and geographic features ensured that transportation between these two historic cities are optimal. Currently coach operators provide the cheapest transportation options between London and the Netherlands; bus companies like National Express, Flixbus & Eurolines provide the most frequent bus services on this route. Free wifi and seat reservations are the norm on three carriers with legroom comparable to second class train seats.
On the National Express from London to Amsterdam & The Netherlands:
National Express bus links from London to Amsterdam & the Netherlands BOOK NX NOW
National Express offer Britain’s only scheduled coach network reaching around 1000 destinations in England, Scotland and Wales. Coach services are usually subcontracted to local operators who run under the National Express brand and rules. Since 2018 National Express has begun the international transportation between Great Britain and Continental Europe. The National Express’ comprehensive network of services to key towns and cities throughout The Netherlands includes Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht. Full-fare tickets can be as expensive as £50 but savings fares of £25 and £30 are easily found if you book in advance. If you are travelling from outside London, National Express can bring Europe that little bit closer to you and you can get there in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.
National Express coach stops: In London the National Express coach departs/arrives from Victoria Coach Station,
in Amsterdam the operator's stop is located at Sloterdijk Station.
On Flixbus (MeinFernbus) from London to The Netherlands:
Flixbus coach links from London to Amsterdam & the Netherlands BOOK FLIXBUS NOW
Flixbus (MeinFernbus has been dropped from the name) is Germany’s largest long-distance and international coach company and usually operate with green vehicles bearing either or both these names.
Flixbus has several daily direct buses traveling between London and Amsterdam but these buses are often not non-stop. The operator is having in its offer both direct connections as well as demanding transfers along the way.
Flixbus direct coaches take between 10 and 12 on the London to Amsterdam route. Further options requiring bus changes are best avoided.
The Flixbus’ comprehensive network of services to key towns and cities throughout The Netherlands includes Amsterdam, Amersdorf, Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Breda, Delf, Deventer, Eindhoven, Enschede, Groningen, The Hague, Hangelo, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Roermond, Rotterdam and Utrecht, however, the list of cities serviced by the operator is increased every now and then. It is worth checking whether the city we are going to go to is available. Flixbus often have spectacularly cheap deals for advance reservations or during special marketing campaigns.
Flixbus coach stops: In London the Flixbus coaches depart/arrive from Victoria Coach Station, in Amsterdam the operator's stop is located at Sloterdijk Station. The platforms for the service at the Piarcoplein, on the north side of Sloterdijk station. Please follow the signs "Piarcoplein" in the station. Book your ticket from the UK to Amsterdam & The Netherlands directly via Flixbus website
By Eurolines from London to Amsterdam & The Netherlands:
Eurolines bus links from London to Amsterdam & the Netherlands BOOK EUROLINES NOW
Eurolines provides convenient transportation from London to Amsterdam and The Netherlands. Eurolines currently offers up to four daily services between London and Amsterdam in each direction.
Eurolines buses take just over 10 hours for the trip from London to Amsterdam, subtract two and half hours if you are departing from Dover. Eurolines uses the so-called ’Eurolines Plus’ or ’Business Class’ buses on this route with more comfortable seats and free wifi on board.
There are good coach links to the Netherlands from London. Eurolines’ coaches frequently travel between London and several Dutch cities, including Amsterdam, Breda, Eindhoven, Groningen, Rotterdam, The Hague (Den Haag) and Utrecht.
Specials on Eurolines can be as cheap as £15 one-way between London and The Netherlands. Theses cheap discount tickets are surprisingly easy to snatch up when reserving in advance during non-holiday periods. Children, students and seniors may receive discounts on the full fares but the special savings fares are often cheaper. Eurolines coach stops: In London the Eurolines coaches depart/arrive from Victoria Coach Station, in Amsterdam the operator's stop is located at Duivendrecht Station, Stationsplein 3.
The exact coach timetable is available on the Eurolines directly.
Discover the Netherlands
In Amsterdam the cafés are full, the museums are packed with great art and everyone still parties like there’s no tomorrow. Amsterdam is a delight to visit any time of year. To join in, all you need to pack is a few days’ attitude. Amsterdam is a charming capital, with a beguiling mix of the provincial and the cosmopolitan and an enduring appeal for backpackers. For many, its array of word-class museums and galleries - notably the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum - are reasnon enough to visit. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications
Useful links to coach timetables & fares
How to buy tickets London to Holland & some helpful information
- How to buy coach tickets online to the Netherlands?
- A special coach ticket for those living outside London
- How is the journey from London to the Netherlands by bus?
- Are you looking for a budget hotel or hostel in Europe?
- Get a travel insurance for the journey to the Netherlands
- Currency Exchange online
- Car rental in the Netherlands
- Book your Theme Park Tickets with the UK market leader! - AttractionTix
Trains & airlines from the UK to the Netherlands
If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement, then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the London to the Netherlands or vice versa by train, we suggest you visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and the Netherlands are recommended on the Budget Air’s website
Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.
Timetable London to Amsterdam & The Netherlands
|Valid until 31/10/2018||Departing|
|LONDON TO AMSTERDAM
||up to 5 daily
||up to 3 daily||up to 4 daily|
|LONDON TO AMERSFORT||-||certain days||-|
|LONDON TO APELDOORN||-||up to 2 daily||-|
|LONDON TO ARNHEM||-||up to 2 daily||1 per day|
|LONDON TO BREDA
||up to 3 daily||1 per day|
|LONDON TO DELFT
||-||up to 3 daily||-|
|LONDON TO DEVENTER||-||1 per day||-|
|LONDON TO EINDHOVEN
||up to 2 daily||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO ENSCHEDE||-||certain days||-|
|LONDON TO GRONINGEN||-||up to 3 daily||1 per day|
|LONDON TO MAASTRICHT
||-||up to 5 daily||-|
|LONDON TO NIJMEGEN
||-||up to 2 daily||-|
|LONDON TO ROERMOND
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|LONDON TO ROTTERDAM
||up to 2 daily
||up to 3 daily||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO THE HAGUE (DEN HAAG)
||up to 2 daily||up to 4 daily||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO UTRECHT
||up to 2 daily||up to 5 daily||up to 2 daily|
|Booking Coach Tickets In Advance: London To The Netherlands|
Eindhoven, Breda, Groningen, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam to London
|Valid until 31/10/2018||Returning|
|AMSTERDAM TO LONDON||up to 5 daily||up to 3 daily||up to 4 daily|
|AMERSFORT TO LONDON||-||certain days||-|
|APELDOORN TO LONDON||-||up to 2 daily||-|
|ARNHEM TO LONDON||-||up to 2 daily||1 per day|
|BREDA TO LONDON||-||up to 3 daily||1 per day|
|DELFT TO LONDON||-||up to 3 daily||-|
|DEVENTER TO LONDON||-||1 per day||-|
|EINDHOVEN TO LONDON||-||up to 2 daily||up to 2 daily|
|ENSCHEDE TO LONDON||-||certain days||-|
|GRONINGEN TO LONDON||-||up to 3 daily||1 per day|
|MAASTRICHT TO LONDON||-
||up to 5 daily||-|
|NIJMEGEN TO LONDON||-||up to 2 daily||-|
|ROERMOND TO LONDON||-||up to 3 daily||-|
|ROTTERDAM TO LONDON||up to 2 daily||up to 3 daily||up to 2 daily|
|THE HAGUE (DEN HAAG) TO LONDON||up to 2 daily||up to 4 daily||up to 2 daily|
|UTRECHT TO LONDON
||up to 2 daily||up to 5 daily||up to 2 daily|
|Booking Coach Tickets In Advance: The Netherlands To London & The UK
Age categories: Children: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.
www.nationalexpress.com, www.flixbus.co.uk & www.eurolines.eu offer special fares from London to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and all other mentioned Dutch destinations. Currently, just like air fares, the price rises as the cheaper seats are sold, so book as early as the 90-120 day booking period allows. National Express, Flixbus & Eurolines tickets are only valid on the specific bus on which you are booked, no refunds or changes to travel plans with the cheaper tickets. If you want to stop off in one of the cities along the way, you'll need to book each leg separately. Europebus recommends comparing prices on all of these sites.
Just fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Early booking is highly recommended because the Eurolines route between London and the Netherlands is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. Passengers with open date return tickets must confirm/reserve their return journey at least four days before the date they wish to travel.
National Express is the only operator that offers nationwide connections to London for a simple add-on price of £15 single or return. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Unfortunately, this option is only available for individual National Express connections, so if you aren't able to purchase a ticket with this option, you'll have to buy two separate tickets. One ticket for access into London by National Express, the second ticket for the international part. It's easy. Buy a ticket online now.
National Express, Flixbus & Eurolines answer to the challenge. The interest in coach transport between Great Britain and the Netherlands is very large, especially between London and Amsterdam. The coaches offer comfortable seats, ample legroom, free wifi and seat guarantees. All coaches have an on-board toilet and washroom facilities and air-conditioning as standard. Currently, fares are remarkably low for a product offered by all bus companies. Each day the coach operators have up to 5 coach services to and from Amsterdam and other Dutch cities. In the Netherlands, the coaches from London stop in several cities before they reach Amsterdam. They stop at Eindhoven, Breda, Utrecht, Den Haag and Rotterdam. Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of European bus routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to show every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket. All coach operators put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom.
The carriers provide service to any person who has purchased a ticket. The number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach).
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. National Express, Flixbus and Eurolines have many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is offered for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare, return tickets are much cheaper than two single fares each way.
- Before leaving home for your international service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your trip requires a special visa to enter or transit.
- Arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least one hour before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
- Your luggage should be marked tags bearing a name, address, and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
- Never accept other person luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your bags unattended!
- When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
- Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change, etc. in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to put your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
- If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.
Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station
Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before, to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued, and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach.
Check-In at Amsterdam
From all Dutch departure points your check-in is direct with the driver of the coach. You must check-in no later than 60 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Check-in closes 15 minutes before departure. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal
This route involves a sea crossing which, depending on which service you are on, will be either by Eurotunnel or by ferry (check timetables for specific information). On arrival at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal, customers will be required to disembark from the coach and pass through both UK and destination country Border Control offices and show their passports. Usually, customers are not obliged to be accompanied by their luggage occasionally Border Control officials do require customers to take their luggage with them.
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Refreshment stops are taken periodically throughout the journey providing the opportunity for refreshment and shopping services used by the carriers provide a range of shops, restaurants and other facilities.
Carriage of luggage
All passengers must label their luggage which will be loaded into the hold of the coach and will normally remain there until arrival at the destination or interchange point. The coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage, but customers are responsible for seeing their luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling. Each customer has a free luggage allowance of:
- National Express: two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and one piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat.
- Flixbus: one medium sized suitcase, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and one piece of hand luggage (up to 7kg), which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat.
- Eurolines: On the majority of our Eurolines services, passengers are allowed to carry two checked baggage items (bags or suitcases) free of charge; each piece of luggage must not exceed 20 kg + hand luggage.
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