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Travel guide
email also guide for travelling between NL and UK

This page provides information on travelling between the Netherlands and Yorkshire (UK). The main goal is to promote the use of public transport (train, coach, ferry) at the lowest fares possible. This is an english version of a Dutch webpage.

Travel between NL and UK
Description E-ticket
DFDS Seaways NL [or UK]
Ferry IJmuiden - Newcastle
Daily service with one sailing in both directions (overnight).
Additional transfer by coaches available for foot passengers:
Amsterdam-IJmuiden vv and to/from Newcastle train station.
P & O Ferries NL  [or UK]
Ferry Rotterdam/Europoort - Hull

BE: Zeebrugge - Hull   FR: Calais-Dover
Daily service to/from Hull, one sailing in both directions (overnight).
Additional transfer by coaches available for foot passengers:
Rotterdam to Europoort vv / Amsterdam to Europoort and at Hull [info]
(Zeebrugge: bus service Bruges Central Station <-> ferry terminal)
Stena Line
Ferry Hoek van Holland - Harwich
2 daily services (day/night). Train or metro station at ferry terminals.
Also rail-sail tickets available: Golondon (NL) or Dutchflyer (UK)
Train Brussels - London
High Speed train service via Eurotunnel to London (St. Pancras station)
Adjacent Kings Cross station provides rail connections to Yorkshire.
NS International (=Dutch railways)

Train NL <-> UK single/return
Every train station in NL <-> London (via Brussels by Eurostar).
Also direct trains from London to Rotterdam/Amsterdam.
from UK: visit TheTrainline (retailer of European train tickets)
Eurolines NL
Coaches to UK (single/return)

Eurolines UK (=National Express)
Coaches to NL (single/return)
Coach services between major cities in NL (+BE) and UK. Main route: London Victoria Coach station<->Amsterdam Duivendrecht station [info]
Travel time: ~12 hours, route via Calais(FR) by Eurotunnel (coach with boarded passengers is transported on a car train) or by ferry (no access to the coach during sailing). Be prepared for waiting times at ferry, eurotunnel and/or customs.
Megabus (via Flixbus)
Coaches to/from NL (single/return)
Coach services between major cities in UK via London (Victoria Coach station) to Brussels and Amsterdam (Sloterdijk station [info])
Travel time: ~11 hours, including ferry Dover-Calais (appr. 2 hours).
Coaches to/from NL (single/return)
Coach services between London (Victoria Coach station) and Amsterdam (Sloterdijk station). Via Brussels. Travel time: ~11 hours. Y
Leeds-Bradford Intl. Airport
Schiphol Airport
Regular daily flights between Amsterdam and Leeds
Flight operators:
JET2 (tip!)
KLM (business class only). More airports: Newcastle, Durham, Humberside

Travel UK
National Rail Enquiries
Train journey planner & info

Rail network map (pdf)

National tickets can be obtained at train stations, but are also sold online by several UK train operators (like First TransPennine Express) at reduced fares. *Collect your prepaid tickets at stations from ticket machines by using a supplied code + debit/creditcard (identification only).

National Express
Daily and frequent coach services between all major cities in the UK.
Yorkshire: most frequent direct service is London <-> Leeds/Bradford
(~5 hours journey, book early and have a 'funfare' on this route !)
Regular coach services between major cities in the UK.
Yorkshire: service London <-> Leeds (via Sheffield)
(~5 hours journey, book early for cheapest fares)
Travel NL
Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)
Dutch Railways:
Train journey planner & info

Rail network map

for tourist trips by train and leisure tips (Dutch language only) look here
You need a smartcard ("OV-chipkaart") for travelling on Dutch trains, to be used to check-in/check-out at train stations. It can be obtained as a one-use card from ticket machines, using debit/credit card or cash.
For frequent travelling a permanent card is recommended,

As an alternative, e-tickets (printable) can be bought in advance on the NS-website (no discount, no seat reservation).

40% discount if one person in your travelling party (max. 4 people) owns an off-peak discount subscription (valid 1 year, apply at NS).
For children also discount available ("railrunner")

(please note: travelling without a valid "check-in" or valid (e-)ticket is an offence)
Public transport info
National journey planner for all public transport services in the Netherlands like train, bus, tram, metro and local ferries. Door to door planner with maps and information about tickets, fares etc.

The "OV-chipkaart" is the smartcard for travelling with all public transport, read more...
Some operators also sell e-tickets or have tickets available at driver.
Local services Yorkshire
Metro service 757
Airport shuttle
Bus service (half hour schedule, ~40 min., ~GBP 2.50) connecting Leeds bus station and train station to Leeds-Bradford Intl. Airport pay driver
Coastliner (Transdev)
Coach services between major cities in the Yorkshire region.
(for National Express coaches: see above)
pay driver
- Firstgroup UK
- Transdev Harrogate
- Harrogate Coach Travel
- Transdev York
- Arriva
- East Yorkshire Motor Serv.
- Stephenson's of Easingwold
Companies running bus services in the Yorkshire region.  
Bus services Yorkshire Dales
The Yorkshire Dales public transport users Group pay driver
Bus services Yorkshire Moors
Discover the North York Moors National Park !
(public transport re-developed)
pay driver
Yorkshire Journey Planner
TRAVELINE public transport info
Journey planning information about all public transport services throughout Yorkshire by bus, coach, train or tram.  

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