Amsterdam day trip from London
There are several way to get from London to Amsterdam on a day trip. The fastest and easiest way is to take a flight, with regular departures from all London airports into Amsterdam Schipol. The flights takes under 1 hour. The Eurostar operates a service between London and Amsterdam with a change of train in Brussels, with a travel time of around 4 hours, departing from London St Pancras station. Travel by bus is not recommended since a one-way journey will take around 11 hours.
A Eurostar train service runs between London and Amsterdam, with a change of trains in Brussels. The journey takes around 4 hours one-way, and is the perfect way to travel from the centre of London to the centre of Amsterdam.
The fastest way of going on an Amsterdam day trip from London is by flight. There are direct flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted & City airports.
From London City:
This is our recommended choice for getting to Amsterdam on a day trip from London. London City airport is the only London airport located in the capital itself, and is easily accessible via the Docklands Light Rail (DLR), which connects with underground train services at Bank station. This is also the smallest airport in the capital, and mainly designed for businessmen. This means that check-in is fast, and the process is normally hassle free.
KLM, British Airways, and FlyBe all fly from London City Airport and prices range from around £70 to £100 return.
From Gatwick or Luton:
Low cost airline Easyjet flies from both London Luton and Gatwick airports to Amsterdam. This tends to be the cheapest option of traveling between the two cities on a day trip, but bear in mind that both Luton and Gatwick are located outside of London, and from Central London, the journey to the airports can take from 40 to 50 minutes.
British Airways and KLM both fly from London Heathrow airport. These flights tend to be more expensive than the others, but occasionally there are cheap deals available.