London - Amsterdam (Dutch Flyer Rail and Sail)
The Dutch Flyer service, operated in partnership between Stena Line, National Express East Anglia and Holland's NS railway, is a city-to-city service combining rail and ferry routes to link London and Amsterdam in around 14 hours. Travelling overnight is the best option, although not the cheapest (as purchasing a cabin is mandatory), as you maximise your time at your destination.
Each day, there are two Dutch Flyer services in either direction. When travelling from Amsterdam, you need to change trains at Schiedam. When travelling from London on the Sunday evening or Saturday morning service, passengers need to change train at Manningtree to reach Harwich.
London to Amsterdam on the Dutch Flyer:
|Stop||Monday - Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|Train||London Liverpool St||06.38||18.20||06.38||19.00b||07.55b||19.02|
|Hook of Holland||16.45||07.45||16.45||07.45||18.00||07.45|
|Train||Hook of Holland||17.37||08.37||17.37||08.37||18.55||08.37|
a = Change trains at Schiedam for Amsterdam
b = Change trains at Manningtree for Harwich
Amsterdam to London on the Dutch Flyer:
|Hook of Holland||13.42||21.12||13.42||21.12||13.42||21.12|
|Ferry||Hook of Holland||14.30||22.15||14.30||22.00||14.30||22.00|
|London Liverpool St.||22.14||08.54||22.14||08.59||21.59||08.54|
a: Change trains at Schiedam for Hook of Holland
The table below gives details of the lowest fares available for this route. They must be booked online, and are subject to availability. Fares must be booked at least 7 days in advance. The overnight prices include the cost of a cabin (cheapest option), although the lowest price will vary depending on your cabin requirements. Tickets can be booked in advance from the Stena Line website.
|Harwich to any Dutch Station||Any Greater Anglia Station to any Dutch Station||Harwich to any Dutch Station||Any Greater Anglia Station to any Dutch Station|
Children (4-15) travel for half the price of the adult fare.
Railpasses aren't valid for DutchFlyer fares, but travellers could book the individual legs and benefit from a discount on the ferry fare and train tickets.