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Cheapest Ways to get from London to Amsterdam

Whether you are looking to explore world renowned museums or wander the streets along the Red Light District, Amsterdam is an exciting place to be. Even if you have a tight budget, there are plenty of cheap options to get you here and out having fun.

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While not the fastest mode of transportation, taking a bus is often the cheapest option. Megabus has a coach that runs once in the morning and once in the evening from London to Amsterdam-Zeeburg P&R Coach Park. This trip takes around 9-10 hours with prices starting at £15 one way. If your timing is right, you might be able to catch one of their promotional deals where tickets are as low as £8 one way.

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Eurolines is another bus option that offers tickets for £15 one way. It leaves from Victoria Coach station and ends at Amsterdam Amstel Terminal with 4 daily trips taking around 11 hours.

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If buses aren't for you, the next cheapest option is purchasing a “Rail and Sail” ticket. Stena Line Ferries and NS Dutch Railways work together to offer the “Dutchflyer Rail and Sail” with prices starting at £49 for a single traveller. Take the train from any Greater Anglia Stations to Harwich International port where you can board the ferry and sail to any dutch station in Holland. The ferry runs twice a day at 9a.m and 23.00p.m and takes around 12 hours.

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While not the cheapest option, the high speed train Eurostar from London through Brussels Zuid/Midi and Thalys service from Brussels to Amsterdam Central is a quick way of getting here. This is around a 5.5 hour trip with a through ticket costing around £55.50 one-way or £99 return. Sometimes though flying with EasyJet might be cheaper than taking the train.

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