Cheap Flights from London to Amsterdam
Flight information London to Amsterdam
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Average flight time, total distance 210 miles
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Talk about a change of scene! With a 70-minute flight, you exchange London's royal pageantry, soaring skyscrapers and cosmopolitan vibe for Amsterdam's countless canals, flower-adorned houseboats and charmingly gabled 17th-century houses. In the Netherlands' capital city, bicycles rule the road, the club scene rules after midnight and an "everyone's welcome" vibe permeates the air. To help you navigate one of the EU's busiest flight routes, Skyscanner presents these travel tips.
Airports and Airlines with London to Amsterdam Routes
The most difficult thing about finding a cheap flight from London to Amsterdam is making up your mind about which airline's deal to choose. Carriers flying non-stop from London's five major airports to Airport Schiphol include:
- Gatwick, 30 miles south of central London: EasyJet and British Airways - flights depart daily from the North Terminal
- Heathrow, 14 miles west of central London: British Airways departs daily from Terminal 5; KLM departs daily from Terminal 4.
- London City Airport, 7 miles east of the city center: KLM - daily: British Airways--Monday through Thursday; CityJet -Thursday; FlyBe -Sunday. All flights depart from the main terminal.
- London Luton Airport, 29 miles north of the city center: EasyJet and Veuling flights depart daily from the mains terminal/
- London Stansted Airport, 30 miles northeast of the city center: EasyJet flights depart daily from the main terminal.
All of the London airports have plenty of options to minimize terminal boredom. Restaurant offerings range from Eat's fast-food hotpots to Caviar House & Prunier's caviar and foie gras. Duty-free shops and upscale London merchants - including Harrods and Ted Baker -- headline the shopping venues. If you like, the terminals' Collect on Return service lets you leave your purchases in storage until your return.
Stay connected with free mobile charging points and free Wi-Fi. Gatwick's North Terminal gives parents a break with free kids' zones to entertain the little ones.
Schiphol's one terminal has four ground-floor arrival halls centered on a connecting plaza with an entrance to the underground railway station, where you can purchase tickets for the 18-minute trip to the city center.
Right outside the terminal are bus stops where the 197 Airport Express departs every 10 minutes for the city center. Stops on the half-hour trip include the Museumplein, Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein.
The price of taxi service from the airport to the city center averages about 45 Euros. In light traffic, the trip takes between 25 and 30 minutes. A more affordable option may be Uber, with prices ranging from 21 to 31 Euros depending on time of day.
ID Requirements for Your London to Amsterdam Flight
As an American, you'll need a passport to travel from London to Amsterdam. Because the Netherlands is in the Schengen area, The U.S. State Department requires that the passport remain valid for at least six months after you plan to leave. This restriction applies to all 26 Schengen area countries, which don't include the UK.
London Airport Check-in Times
Gatwick check-in opens 3 hours before scheduled departure, and the airport recommends you arrive at least 2 hours ahead of time.
Heathrow advises arriving 90 minutes before scheduled departure.
London City, London Luton and Stansted all begin check-in in 2 hours before scheduled departure.
Things to Remember
Knowing what to expect when you arrive in Amsterdam can mean the difference between a great stay and disaster. First, set your watch ahead 1 hour to account for the difference between the Britain and Netherlands time zones.
Second, dress for the weather. At just 7 feet above sea level, Amsterdam usually has a touch of damp in the air. Humidity is noticeable in summer, and an umbrella is always welcome. June through August are the mild months, with temperatures seldom reaching 80 degrees F. Snow and ice are rare, but an all-weather jacket is a winter must.
Finally, eating out is slightly more expensive in Amsterdam. In London, a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant averages around 55 Euros, and in Amsterdam, it's about 10 Euros more.
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