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Amsterdam direct from London Liverpool Street


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Dutchflyer Rail & Sail is the easiest way to get from London to Amsterdam in comfort and style.

Stena Line's dutchflyer provides combined rail and ferry travel for passengers wishing to travel from Britain to Holland.  Depart from any Greater Anglia station to any Dutch station from as little as £49 one-way. 


Train services from Greater Anglia stations take you to Harwich International port where you can board one of Stena Lines two Superferries to Holland.


Depart from any Abellio Greater Anglia station

Depart from any Abellio Greater Anglia station to Harwich International port where your Stena Line ferry will sail you straight across to Holland. 


Abellio Greater Anglia trains conveniently depart from London Liverpool Street, Ipswich, Colchester, Norwich and Cambridge. 


For a complete list of AbellioGreater Anglia stations, visit the Abellio Greater Anglia Website.


Fast travel within Holland on NS rail links


The train station is conveniently located outside the Hook of Holland port, ready to take you to your destination. 

You'll reach Rotterdam and The Hague in under an hour on the NS* rail system, and Amsterdam is less than an hour and a half away. For a complete list of  NS stations in Holland, visit the NS Rail Website.



Timetable

The dutchflyer operates an “open” rail ticket which means that you can travel to the port at whichever time is most convenient to you. If you need help choosing which rail service will ensure a timely arrival at the port please view our recommended rail timetable.


Rail and Sail Frequently asked questions
FAQ's

If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please email us your question or call us on 0844 576 2762.


Q: What is the Dutchflyer? 

A: An all-in-one ticket providing travel from the UK to Holland thanks to a partnership between Stena
Line, Greater Anglia Rail and NS (Dutch Rail network). 


Q: How does it work? 

A: The Dutchflyer provides rail travel from any Greater Anglia station, a ferry crossing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, and onward rail travel to any Dutch city – all in a simple all-in-one ticket! 


Q: How long is the sailing? 

A: Approximately 6.5 hours with the option of traveling day or overnight.


Q: How do I buy tickets? 

A: Dutchflyer tickets can be booked online through the Stena Line website here, at London Liverpool St Station ticket office, or by calling 08445 762 762 (UK only). We recommend international customers book online.


Q: Do you accept international credit cards? 

A: Yes. If you are using a card from the US and experience any problems completing payment, please call our USA Toll Free Number: 1-866-261-0359 (08:00-22:00 CET).


Q: Do I have to print out my PDF e-ticket?

A: Yes, please make sure you print a copy of the itinerary / e-ticket before the start of your journey. This will be accepted as a valid travel document for your rail journey on Greater Anglia rail services in the UK and for your ferry crossing. Our staff at Harwich will arrange for paper tickets to be issued to you for your travel on Netherlands Railways when you check-in for your outward ferry journey from the UK.


Q: Where can I catch the train from/to in the UK? 

A: Any station that is part of the Greater Anglia network.


Q: Where can I catch the train to/from in the Netherlands? 

A: Any station that is part of the NS network.


Q: What is meant by an ‘open rail ticket’? 

A: This simply means that you can use it on any Greater Anglia or NS service on the day you have purchased it – you are able to catch any train at any time. 


Q: Can I catch any train to the port or only the one I selected in my booking? 

A: The Dutchflyer rail ticket is an open ticket which means you can use it on any Greater Anglia or NS service on your ferry travel date – you are able to catch any train at any time.


Q: What if the station I want to go from/to isn’t listed as an option in the booking dialogue? 

A: Simply select the closest station to yours and, as the rail Dutchflyer rail ticket is an open ticket, travel from your normal Greater Anglia station. To ensure your ticket is valid to all stations within the Dutchflyer network, we recommend booking it from London Liverpool St and “to” Amsterdam Centraal.


Q: How do I book the Dutchflyer starting in the Netherlands? 

A: Simply visit our Dutch site at www.stenaline.nl/ferry/londen/ and go through the booking process. Unfortunately if you switch the site to ‘English’ you will only be able to book the Dutchflyer from the Hook of Holland (we’re working on this!) so please leave it in Dutch.


Q: Do I have to book a cabin on overnight sailings? 

A: Yes, cabins are compulsory on overnight sailings.


Q: Do I have to book a cabin on day sailings? 

A: No, although cabins are half price on day sailings and can be a good option to relax.


Q: How much luggage can I take? 

A: As much as you can carry. We do not have a luggage limit although we do recommend keeping luggage to a manageable amount as you will be getting on and off trains during your journey.


Q: Can I take my pet with me? 

A: Yes, Stena Line is part of the PETS travel scheme. Simply add the number of pets that are travelling with you in the booking dialogue. Pets travel free on Greater Anglia trains (London to Harwich) and small pets must travel in a carrier on your lap on Dutch trains – large dogs will require a dog-day pass for around €3.


Q: Can I change my Dutchflyer booking? 

A: Provided the origin and destination stations remain the same, changes to tickets can be made at least 14 days in advance of the outward travel date, upon payment of a £10 administration fee plus any increase in fare between the cost of the original journey and your amended travel dates. No refund will be made if an amendment results in a price decrease.


Q: What if I want to extend my holiday? 

A: You can extend your holiday by calling us on (+ 44 (0) 8447 70 70 70). You will be required to pay an amendment fee of £10.00 per change plus any difference in the fare.


Q: Can I use my train ticket for sightseeing during my stay? 

A: No, the Dutchflyer rail ticket is only valid to the station specified on the dates you have booked for. Once this journey is complete your ticket is no longer valid.


Q: What if I need to cancel my booking? 

A: There is no refund value on any 'Dutchflyer' product, but in the event of the cancellation of the service on which the reservation has been made, you will have the option of a full refund (as set out in the National Rail Conditions of Carriage).

Rail and Sail Fares 2015
Rail & Sail Fares from 5th January 2015


 Fare Type

From:Harwich
To: Any Dutch Station 
 From: Any Abellio Greater Anglia Station
To: Any Dutch Station
 Day  Single  From £42*  From £49
 Day  Return   From £84  From £98
 Overnight*  Single   From £72  From £79
 Overnight*  Return   From £144  From £158

    

Reduced fares apply for children.


*This is our cheapest, online fare and is subject to availability. Fares must be booked at least 7 days in advance. Group and child fares available on request. Online overnight price includes cabin. All fares are subject to availability and restricted space. All fares are subject to availability. Book early for the best fares.

Please note: 
Ticket is not valid for travel on the NS Fyra High Speed Service 
To book a family cabin your booking must include a child fare

    
Rail & Sail terms and conditions»

  
The dutchflyer is a Rail and Sail service brought to you by partners Stena Line, Abellio Greater Anglia and NS railways.

  Single Fares
Cars (up to 6m long)  from
£59
Motorhome/minibus up to 6m long  from £74
Vans (up to 6m long) from  £74
Caravans (up to 8m long, excluding car)
day sailing
£45
overnight sailing £90 

   Economy  Flexi  Premium
 Vehicles including driver

 
    23:15
07:45
  Wednesday 24 December
No Sailing
 -
  Thursday 25 December
No Sailing
 -
  Friday 26 December 12:15
07:45
  Saturday 27 December
09:00 
16:45 
    23:15
07:45
  Sunday  28 December
10:00
17:45 
    23:15
07:45
  Monday 29 December
09:00 16:45
 
23:15 07:45
  Tuesday 30 December 09:00 16:45 
    23:15 07:45
  Wednesday  31 December
09:00 16:45
  Thursday 1 January
11:00
18:45 
 
23:15
07:45
  Friday 2 January 09:00 16:45
    23:15 07:45

Timetables Rail and Sail 5th January - 5th December 2015
London - Amsterdam


 Train     Mon - Thurs  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
 Notes      1  
 3      1
London (Liverpool St) Dep  06.38 19.32  06.38  19.32  06.38  19.32  07.55  19.32 
Stratford Dep 06.45  19.39  06.45  19.39  06.45  19.39  08.02  19.39 
Colchester Dep 07.43 20.25  07.43  20.25  07.40  20.32  08.59  20.46 
Harwich Int Port Arr  08.09 20.54  08.09  20.54  08.09  20.56  09.25  21.14 
                   
Ferry
               
Harwich Dep 09.00 23.00  09.00  23.00  09.00  23.00  10.00  23.00 
Hook of Holland Arr  17.15 08.00  17.15  08.00  17.15  08.00  18.00  08.00 
                   
Train                  
Hook of Holland  Dep 17.45 08.56*  17.56  08.56*  17.56  08.56*  18.56  08.56* 
Shiedam C Arr 18.21 09.21*  18.21  09.21*  18.21 09.21*  19.21  09.21* 
Rotterdam C Arr  17.57 09.27*  17.57  09.27*  17.57  09.27*  19.27  09.27* 
Shiedam C  Dep 18.26 09.26*  18.26  09.26*  18.26  09.26*  19.26  09.26* 
Amsterdam C  Arr 19.31s 10.31s*  19.31s  10.31s*  19.31s  10.31s*  20.31s  10.31s* 

Notes 

n. Change Trains at Ipswich
r. Change trains at Rotterdam
m Change trains at Manningtree
s Change Trains at Schiedam
p change trains at Manningtree and Ipswich 


1. No service 2nd October 2015

2. No service 3rd October 2015


* Denotes rail journey takes place the following day


We strongly recommend that you visit the Abellio Greater Anglia and NS Rail websites before travelling to check for any disruptions to the rail services listed below as well as for the latest rail travel news and updates.


Amsterdam - London


 Train     Mon - Thurs  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
 Notes    1

2

1
Amsterdam Dep  11.28s 18.58s 11.28s 18.58s 10.58s 18.58s 10.58s 18.58s
Schiedam C Arr 12.33 20.03 12.33 20.03 12.03 20.03 12.03 20.03
Rotterdam Dep 12.32 20.02 12.32 20.02 12.02 22.02 12.02 20.02
Schiedam C
Dep 12.37 20.07 12.37 20.07 12.07 20.07 12.07 20.07
Hook of holland  Arr  13.02 20.32  13.02  20.32  12.32  20.32  12.32  20.32 
                   
Ferry
               
Harwich  Dep 14.15 22.00 14.15 22.00 13.45 22.00 13.45 22.00
Hook of Holland Arr  19.45 06.30 19.45 06.30 19.45 06.30 19.45 06.30
                   
Train                  
Harwich Int Port Dep 20.45 07.15* 20.45 07.20* 20.45 07.20* 20.35 07.15*
Colchester Arr 21.07 07.41* 21.07 07.42* 21.07 07.42* 20.57 07.41*
Stratford Arr  22.05 08.40* 22.05 08.36* 22.05 08.50* 21.53 08.40* 
London (Liverpool Street) Arr 22.14 08.54* 22.14 08.45* 22.14 08.59* 22.02 08.54*

Notes 

n. Change Trains at Ipswich
r. Change trains at Rotterdam
m Change trains at Manningtree
s Change Trains at Schiedam
p change trains at Manningtree and Ipswich 


1. No service 2nd October 2015

2. No service 3rd October 2015


* Denotes rail journey takes place the following day


We strongly recommend that you visit the Abellio Greater Anglia and NS Rail websites before travelling to check for any disruptions to the rail services listed below as well as for the latest rail travel news and updates.


Cambridge - Amsterdam


 Train     Mon - Thurs  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
 Notes      1  
 3      1
Cambridge  Dep  - 19.44  19.44 19.44  19.12 
Norwich  Dep 06.00n  20.00n 06.00n 20.00n 06.00n 20.00n 07.00n 19.00n
Ipswich  Dep 06.59 21.01 06.59 21.01 06.59 21.01 07.51 20.36
Harwich Int Port  Arr  07.28 21.30 07.28 21.30 07.28 21.30 08.19 21.05
                   
 Ferry
               
Harwich Int Port  Dep  09.00 23.00  09.00  23.00  09.00  23.00  10.00  23.00 
Hook of Holland  Arr   17.15 08.00  17.15  08.00  17.15  08.00  18.00  08.00 
                   
 Train                  
Hook of Holland   Dep  17.56 08.56*  17.56  08.56*  17.56  08.56*  18.56  08.56* 
Shiedam C  Arr  18.21 09.21*  18.21  09.21*  18.21 09.21*  19.21  09.21* 
Rotterdam C  Arr   18.27 09.27*  18.27  09.27*  18.27  09.27*  19.27  09.27* 
Shiedam C   Dep  18.26 09.26*  18.26  09.26*  18.26  09.26*  19.26  09.26* 
Amsterdam C   Arr  19.31s 10.31s*  19.31s  10.31s*  19.31s  10.31s*  20.31s  10.31s* 

Notes 

n. Change Trains at Ipswich
r. Change trains at Rotterdam
m Change trains at Manningtree
s Change Trains at Schiedam
p change trains at Manningtree and Ipswich 

- No service

1. No Service 15th - 19th March 2015

2. No service 2nd October 2015

3. No service 3rd October 2015

* Denotes rail journey takes place the following day


We strongly recommend that you visit the Abellio Greater Anglia and NS Rail websites before travelling to check for any disruptions to the rail services listed below as well as for the latest rail travel news and updates.

Amsterdam - Cambridge


 Train     Mon - Thurs  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
 Notes    1
  2    
Amsterdam Dep  11.28s 18.58s 11.28s 18.58s 10.58s 18.58s 10.58s 18.58s
Schiedam C Arr 12.33 20.03 12.33 20.03 12.03 20.03 12.03 20.03
Rotterdam Dep 12.32 20.02 12.32 20.02 12.02 20.02 12.02 20.02
Schiedam C
Dep 12.37 20.07 12.37 20.07 12.07 20.07 12.07 20.07
Hook of holland Arr  13.02 20.32  13.02  20.32  12.32  20.32  12.32  20.32 
                   
Ferry
               
Hook of Holland Dep 14.15 22.00 14.15 22.00 13.45 22.00 13.45 22.00
Harwich Arr  19.45 06.30 19.45 06.30 19.45 06.30 19.45 06.30
                   
Train                  
Harwich Int Port Dep 20.33 07.50* 20.33 07.50* 20.33 08.30* 21.10 07.50*
Ipswich Arr 21.07m 08.17* 21.07m 08.17* 21.07m 08.53* 21.37 08.17*
Norwich Arr  21.51m 09.27n* 21.51m 09.27n* 21.50m 10.31n* 22.31n 09.27n*
Cambridge Arr 22.40p 09.39* 22.40p 09.39* 22.40p 10.24* - 09.39*

Notes 

n. Change Trains at Ipswich
r. Change trains at Rotterdam
m Change trains at Manningtree
s Change Trains at Schiedam
p change trains at Manningtree and Ipswich 


1. No Service 15th - 19th March 2015

2. No service 2nd October 2015

3. No service 3rd October 2015

* Denotes rail journey takes place the following day

We strongly recommend that you visit the Abellio Greater Anglia and NS Rail websites before travelling to check for any disruptions to the rail services listed below as well as for the latest rail travel news and updates.