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London - Rotterdam - Amsterdam (Eurolines Coach)

Road

The Journey

An alternative to the Dutch Flyer or International Rail options for travelling between London and Amsterdam is to catch a Eurolines coach. The route offers up to ten services between the cities each day, and it is one of the most carbon-efficient ways of travelling. On some services, Eurolines Plus coaches are used, which offer passengers DVDs and extra legroom. One other advantage of travelling by coach is the luggage allowance; each passenger is allowed two medium sized suitcases, a much greater free allowance than is offered by budget airlines.

Passengers must check in at least 30 minutes before the coach is due to depart (although they can check in from 1 hour before departure, and at London check in closes 15 minutes before departure). You will need to show your passport or travel documentation before being issued with a boarding card. If you are travelling with luggage, make sure it is labelled as it will be stored under the coach.

This route involves a sea crossing which, depending on which service you are on, will either by by Eurotunnel or by P&O ferry (except where stated). When you get to the port/train terminal, you will have to get off the coach and go through border control. 


Eurolines

Eurolines is Europe's largest passenger coach network, bringing together 32 different coach operators. The company offers routes to over 500 different destinations, covering the length and breadth of Europe. One great advantage of Eurolines services is that the company picks you up and drops you off right in the heart of the city, minimising the cost of transfers.

Eurolines prices are highly competitive, inclusive of all taxes and tolls. By being under the Eurolines umberella, operators must adhere to a set of guidelines that govern service and sales quality. 

Eurolines Pass

Eurolines now offers a bus pass that covers 51 cities in Europe. Passengers receive unlimited travel between the cities, and all you need to do is pre-book your first journey, and from then on book as you go. 

More information about the Eurolines Pass.

All Eurolines coaches offer passengers reclining seats, large windows, toilet facilities and a reasonable level of legroom. All coaches are non-smoking.

Due to the nature of the operation however, standards do vary from country to country. Popularity also varies considerably, with some parts of Eastern Europe and the Baltic States in particular being particularly big users of the service.

When travelling on a Eurolines coach across a sea border, passengers are required to disembark and pass through the appropriate border controls.

Eurolines Plus

On some routes, Eurolines operates premium coaches, which are longer with additional legroom. These coaches also have a television/DVD player on-board.

Eurolines permits passengers to travel with up to two pieces of luggage, free of charge. Customers' luggage is kept in the hold of the coach, and will remain there until arrival or interchange. The coach driver will load bags on and off the coach. Our advice is to watch this process to ensure that your posessions are loaded and remain onboard until you are ready to take them away.

Timetable

There are up to six services per day in either direction between Amsterdam and London. Most services are operated using Eurolines Plus coaches, which offer a greater level of comfort for passengers.

London to Rotterdam and Amsterdam by Coach:

Location114*140*139142*144143*
   Fri-Mon   
Check-in by07.0008.0011.3018.0019.3021.00
London08.0009.0012.3019.0020.3022.00
Gillingham---20.00--
Folkestone-10.45--22.05-
Dover09.45--20.50-23.45
CHANNEL CROSSINGTRAINTRAINTRAINBOATTRAINBOAT
Breda17.45--05.2506.15-
Rotterdam-20.30-06.10--
The Hague-21.00-06.45--
Schipol Airport---07.25--
Utrecht19.00---08.0009.45
Amsterdam19.3021.4523.0008.0008.4510.30

* Eurolines Plus Service

Amsterdam and Rotterdam to London by Coach:

Location140*141*139142*144143*
   Fri-Mon   
Check in by07.3009.3012.0018.0019.3020.30
Amsterdam08.3010.3013.0019.0020.3021.30
Utrecht-11.15--21.0022.00
Schiphol Airport---19.20--
The Hague09.15--20.00--
Rotterdam09.45--20.30--
Breda-12.15-21.1522.40-
CHANNEL CROSSINGTRAINTRAINTRAINBOATTRAINBOAT
Dover-17.50-03.30-05.35
Folkestone17.05---05.00-
Gillingham---04.20--
London18.4519.4521.4505.4506.4507.45

* Eurolines Plus Service

Price

Ticket Categories

Standard: Amendable, refundable, available up to the day of travel.
Flexible: Amendable, refundable, available up to two days before travel.
Advance: Non-amendable, non-refundable. Available up to 10 days before travel. Not available 22nd June - 2nd September and 25th-29th October 2012.
Value Advance: Non-amendable, non-refundable, available for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays up to 10 days before departure. Not available 22nd June to 2nd September and 25th to 29th October 2012.

Ticket TypeTimeAdultYouth/SeniorChild
  SingleReturnSingleReturnSingleReturn
StandardDaytime£57£77£51£69£28£38
Overnight£60£80£54£72£31£41
FlexibleDaytime£47£67£42£60£23£33
Overnight£50£70£45£63£26£36
AdvanceDaytime£36£46£36£46£36£46
Overnight£39£49£39£49£39£49
Value AdvanceDaytime£29£39£29£39£29£39
Overnight£32£42£32£42£32£42

Youth: 13-25 yrs
Senior: 60+ yrs
Child: 0-12 yrs

Peak Supplement

For all passengers travelling between 23rd and 27th August and 25th and 29th October 2012, there is a £5 surcharge for single tickets and an £8 surcharge for return tickets.

Continuing the Journey

Passengers can also travel to/from London by connecting National Express coach services for an additional fee of £15.

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