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London - Amsterdam (Dutch Flyer Rail and Sail)

Rail

The Journey

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:

 StopMonday - FridaySaturdaySunday
TrainLondon Liverpool St06.3818.2006.3819.00b07.55b19.02
Harwich Intnl.08.1020.0108.0920.2209.2520.48
FerryHarwich Intnl.09.0023.1509.0023.1510.0023.15
Hook of Holland16.4507.4516.4507.4518.0007.45
TrainHook of Holland17.3708.3717.3708.3718.5508.37
Schiedam C.18.0309.0318.0309.0319.2109.03
Rotterdam18.0809.0818.0809.0819.2609.08
Schiedam C.18.1609.1618.1609.1619.2709.16
Amsterdam19.2210.22a19.2210.2220.3310.22a

a = Change trains at Schiedam for Amsterdam
b = Change trains at Manningtree for Harwich

Amsterdam to London on the Dutch Flyer:

 StopMonday-FridaySaturdaySunday
TrainAmsterdam11.40a19.10a11.40a19.10a11.40a19.10a
 Schiedam C.12.4520.1512.4520.1512.4520.15
 Rotterdam13.1320.4313.1320.4213.1320.43
 Schiedam C.13.1820.4813.1820.4813.1820.48
 Hook of Holland13.4221.1213.4221.1213.4221.12
FerryHook of Holland14.3022.1514.3022.0014.3022.00
 Harwich Intnl.20.0006.3020.0006.3020.0006.30
TrainHarwich Intnl.20.4507.1520.4507.2020.3507.15
 London Liverpool St.22.1408.5422.1408.5921.5908.54

a: Change trains at Schiedam for Hook of Holland

 

Price

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.

SailingSingleReturn
 Harwich to any Dutch StationAny Greater Anglia Station to any Dutch StationHarwich to any Dutch StationAny Greater Anglia Station to any Dutch Station
Daytime£34£39£68£78
Overnight£63£68£126£136

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.

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