Flights from London to Amsterdam
Flight information London to Amsterdam
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Average flight time, total distance 338 kilometres
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This information is correct as of February 2016
Airlines that fly from London to Amsterdam
Currently EasyJet, Garuda, KLM, Air France, SAS, Lufthansa and British Airways offer flights from London to Amsterdam.
Terminal Information – Departing
London has five major airports: London Heathrow, London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Luton and London City
Heathrow Airport is 15 miles from the centre of London, has five terminals and excellent transport links into London. It is linked to the Underground's Piccadilly Line into central London with trains running every 4 to 9 minutes. The average journey time is 45 to 65 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest train service running from Heathrow Airport into central London operating 7 days a week and taking just 15 minutes. Prices start from £20* for a single. Taxis and car hire are also available.
Stansted Airport is 38 miles from the centre of London and has excellent transport links to the city. It can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Stansted Express is the fastest train service running from Stansted Airport into central London running 7 days a week into Liverpool Street train and Tube station taking around 47 minutes. Tickets cost from £23.40* for a single. Taxis and car hire are also available.
Gatwick Airport is 28 miles from London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Gatwick Express is the fastest train service running from Gatwick Airport into central London. It operates 7 days a week into London Victoria train and Tube station taking around 30 minutes. Taxis and car hire also available.
Luton Airport is 32 miles from central London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. First Capital Connect operates the fastest train service running from Luton Airport Parkway into five central London stations - St Pancras International, Farringdon, Blackfriars, City Thameslink and London Bridge. The airport runs a free shuttle bus service between the terminal and Luton Airport Parkway station. The journey time is 30 to 60 minutes. The Luton and District 757 Greenline coach runs a regular express service from Luton Airport into central London taking 90 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available.
London City Airport is just 10 miles from central London and can be reached by car in 30 to 40 minutes. The Docklands Light Railway directly connects the London City Airport with Stratford International (for the Olympic site) and Bank Tube station (for central London) where you can change on to Waterloo and City, Northern, Central, District and Circle lines on the Underground. The DLR station is 50 metres from the main terminal and is clearly signposted. The journey time is around 20 to 30 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available.
A Congestion Charge applies to all cars entering central London from Monday to Friday 7am-6.30pm.
All of London’s airports provide a huge range of facilities, services and eating and drinking options. From designer shops to champagne and sushi bars, from kid’s play areas and on-site hotels, there is plenty to keep customers entertained.
Terminal Information – Arriving
Amsterdam Airport is 9 miles from the centre of Amsterdam. There is a railway station in the terminal's central hall from which direct trains run to Amsterdam Centraal Station in 15 mintes and costing €4.10* for a single ticket. Public buses run regularly to Amsterdam and other cities including the 197 and 370 to the city centre. There are also shuttle buses, taxi and car hire available from the airport.
Inside Amsterdam Airport there are cash machines and currency exchange desks, a post office, free Wi-Fi internet, an excellent range of high quality eating establishments from bars and cafes to restaurants. There are duty free shops, gift shops, outlets selling books, newspapers, fashions, accessories, electronics and more. There are baby changing facilities; several play areas, showers and a hairdressers. Car parking, car hire and a selection of on-site hotels are also available.
You need your passport with you when you’re flying out-with the UK. There are printers in the check-in area of all Londonairports, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.
We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.
What to expect in Amsterdam
There is more to Amsterdam than its hedonistic activities. It is a city of culture and art, of bicycles and parks, of windmills and canals and of museums of every kind from piano and tulips to glasses and handbags. It is also a city of festivals celebrating everything from music and food to ancient kings. Cool cafes and bars and clubs are the hub of the nightlife in Amsterdam while the Rijksmuseum is the highlight of any arts enthusiasts’ calendar. Summers see pavement canal-side cafes come to life while the botanic gardens and lush green parks burst with life.
Amsterdam is at its liveliest in summer when the weather is warm and the festivals are non-stop. However, there are more tourists at this time and entry prices to attractions increase. It’s much quieter in spring and autumn but can be rainy. Winters see cold temperatures and plenty of wind and rain although much cheaper accommodation which can make a difference to budget. Breakfast can be found from €3*, dinner for two with wine from around €35* and a beer from €3.80*.
*Prices subject to change
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