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From Amsterdam to London on a budget

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From Amsterdam to London on a budget

Hello,

What is the best way to get to London from Amsterdam at the lowest possible fare? (inclusive of travel cost to airport or train station or bus terminals)?

Thanks

Hanover, Germany
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1. Re: From Amsterdam to London on a budget

There're easyJet fligts from Amsterdam to London:

http://www.easyjet.com/

Holland
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2. Re: From Amsterdam to London on a budget

Try www.ryanair.com (they sometimes have deals for 1 euro plus tax...) or www.easyjet.com or www.transavia.com or www.lowcostairlines.nl

Or you can catch a ferry from Dover with P&O. Good luck!!!

US
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3. Re: From Amsterdam to London on a budget

I checked Transavia.com I see that they don't have an English version. Where is Roterdam airport? Is it the same as Schipol?

Also what is the tax like?

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4. Re: From Amsterdam to London on a budget

Try ba.com. You should be able to get a flight for about ��35.

Roterdam airport is not the same as Schipol.

Albuquerque, NM
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5. Re: From Amsterdam to London on a budget

I am doing the reverse next month - flying from London to Amsterdam. The cheapest fare I found was with EasyJet but with all of the taxes, exchanges rates, extra $5 for using a credit card, it came to almost $85 for the two of us. The negatives I saw about EasyJet was that they use the more remote airports and they have fewer flights. I ended up booking a flight with BMI out of Heathrow. The total price for the two of us was just inder $140. It cost a little more but will be cheaper getting to Heathrow and much better choice of flights - especially useful if there are any problems with the flight I booked.

netherlands
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6. Re: From Amsterdam to London on a budget

Rotterdam airport and Amsterdam Airport are two different airports. If you plan to fly than make sure you're flying to Schiphol. The best alternative to flying is taking the train-ferry-train connection Londow-Harwich-Hoek van Holland-Amsterdam. If you take the night ferry and book a cabin, you safe out 1 nights hotel aswell and make full use of your daytime

Amsterdam, NL
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7. Re: From Amsterdam to London on a budget

I'd recommend EasyJet from London Gatwick (LGW) over BMI or any other airline from LHR. LGW is about half an hour from Victoria by train and generally cheaper to get to than LHR (the Heathrow express costs GBP 14 single and the alternative Tube to LHR which is cheaper takes forever - around an hour last time I did it, and I think there's engineering works until 2006 at Terminal 4 and the Piccadilly Tube station?).

EasyJet fly into Schiphol just like BMI and BA, the later sometimes has good prices from LGW to AMS too. Worth it for the assigned seating, the drink and the sandwich!

The London-Harwich-Hoek van Holland-Amsterdam route might be cheaper, and in my experience runs fine (subject to weather in winter, when the high-speed boat may get cancelled in bad weather!) but it does really take a whole day. Overnight is OK I guess, but that makes it more expensive unless you want to sleep in a chair! You also have to think of eating on the boat etc if you are going to be travelling a whole day, and that's not up to much or is pricey (and not up to much!).

If you fly - when you get here take the train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Centraal - right in the center of the city - a single is Euro 3.40 and it should take twenty minutes max. Many of the budget hotels/hostels are walking distance from Centraal Station. A taxi - not recommended - would set you back about 30-40 Euro depending where in Amsterdam you want to be - take a TCA or Schiphol taxi, not one of the guys who might pester you in the arrivals hall.

Enjoy your visit.

amsterdam
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8. Re: From Amsterdam to London on a budget

What is the best way to get to London from Amsterdam at the lowest possible fare? (inclusive of travel cost to airport or train station or bus terminals)?

California
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9. Re: From Amsterdam to London on a budget

Last summer Eurolines bus was EUR 48. If you could prepuchase 30 days in advance a return ticket could have been as low as EUR 39.

www.eurolines.nl

North Carolina
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10. Re: From Amsterdam to London on a budget

I got roundtrip London to Amsterdam for $100 per person. Booked using Expedia with Airline KLM.