Mere miles from the coast of Britain, Amsterdam is one of the nearest, easiest foreign city breaks, with just a short British Airways flight taking you to the Dutch capital. But, just because it’s near, doesn’t mean it’s tame.
Nightlife, bars, boat parties, idle cycling trips, breweries, cafes, pancakes, paintings and permissive living: Amsterdam is exciting, charming and perfect for a city break. The friendly Dutch people will welcome you to the city… and some even offer a bike hitchhiking service. Your flight will be more comfortable, though. With regular departures from three London airports, you can pick a time that suits you, making holidays in Amsterdam a breeze.
Flight duration from London airports to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)
British Airways operate multiple flights leaving from London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW) and London City (LCY) airports every day to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). With a flight time of just 1 hour 15 minutes, it has never been easier to reach the vibrant heart of Holland. Choose to check-in on your phone, online or at a dedicated check-in desk at the terminal.
Find our cheapest flights to Amsterdam by booking a hand baggage only fare, perfect for a weekend break. Or book a generous 23kg baggage fare, which allows you to travel with everything you’ll need for a longer stay. You can also buy delicious food from British food favourite M&S, on board all flights from/to London Heathrow and London Gatwick. For your convenience we will only accept payment by credit/debit cards on board, and Executive Club Members can pay with Avios via the British Airways app.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) is just 9km south of the city. You can reach the centre in 15-20 minutes on one of the regular trains. Available from directly underneath the terminal building, these cost around €5 each way. A slower but cheaper option is the airport bus, leaving every 30 minutes and travelling to popular points across the city. Taxis are also available in the arrivals concourse, but are quite expensive, normally costing €40. So why not hire a car so you can travel on your own terms around Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands?