Megabus offers cheap coach (bus) travel from Amsterdam to London and other Euro destinations including Paris, Brussels and Barcelona.
Megabus Europe was set up by the Stagecoach Group in 2012. From summer 2016 it was effectively taken over by German bus company Flixbus, which has a comprehensive network around Germany and Europe.
Megabus operates (on behalf of Flixbus) the following international coach services to/from Amsterdam:
Amsterdam-London Victoria: This service runs 2x daily (1 day service, 1 overnight service) in each direction. Total journey time is between 9 and 11 1/2 hours each way - with stops at Rotterdam, Antwerp, Gent and Lille - including a ferry crossing between Calais/Boulogne and Dover/Ramsgate.
Amsterdam-London times are 0900-1800 and 2100-0730. London-Amsterdam times are 0930-2025 and 2130-0845 (note, times are subject to change).
At London Victoria coach station international passengers must first check-in at the desk with their passport or relevant ID card.
See our review of travel options between London and Amsterdam for other modes of transport.
Amsterdam-Brussels: Flixbus operates around 10x daily services between Amsterdam and Brussels - Megabus runs 2 of those services. The journey takes around 3 hours.
Amsterdam-Paris: Flixbus operates around 12x daily services between Amsterdam and Brussels - Megabus runs 2 of those services. The journey takes around 7 1/2 hours.
Amsterdam-Barcelona: Megabus operates 2x daily from Amsterdam to Toulouse and Barcelona with a transfer required at Paris Bercy. Flixbus also has a daily service running via Dusseldorf. Journey times are around the 25 hour mark.
You can book Megabus Europe tickets at the Flixbus site (or use the Flixbus search box at the top of the page).
Megabus and Flixbus coaches have toilet facilities and free WiFi on board. Ticketed passengers on Flixbus are able to bring up to 2 cases with maximum combined weight of 30kg plus one piece of hand luggage (max 7kg).
Check competitor Eurolines (National Express) which runs similar services. OUIBUS is a SNCF French Railways subsidiary which runs a premium coach service between London, Amsterdam and Paris via Lille.
Megabus coach stops
Megabus stop in Amsterdam: Since the Flixbus takeover the Megabus bus stop has been moved to Amsterdam Sloterdijk station on Radarweg (Orlyplein) - in line with other Flixbus departures. (The old Megabus stop used to be at Zeeburg Park&Ride (P&R) on Zuiderzeeweg). Amsterdam Sloterdijk can easily be reached by train from Amsterdam Central station. The trip takes about 5 minutes and the standard OV-chip card fare is €2.20, otherwise it is €1 extra for a disposable ticket. Sloterdijk can also be reached using GVB metro line 50 and tram 12.
Megabus stop in Rotterdam: Just outside Rotterdam Central Station on Conradstraat.
Megabus stop in London: Victoria Coach Station (stands 15-20) on Buckingham Palace Road/Elizabeth Street. Across the road from Victoria train and tube stations.
Megabus stop in Brussels: Rue du Progrès alongside Brussel Noord (Gare du Nord) station. Connect to rail, bus and tram services; nearest metro station is Rogier, 700m away.
Megabus stop in Antwerp: Borsbeekbrug in Antwerpen Berchem.
Megabus stop in Gent: Akkerhage, outside Hotel Campanile. Take bus 65 or 67 to Gent St. Pieters station.
Megabus stop in Paris: Gare Routiere near Bercy Arena at 208 Quai de Bercy. The nearest Metro station is Bercy, the nearest RER is Gare de Lyon.
Megabus stop in Lille: Boulevard de Turin lay-by - near Lille Europe station and the Euralille shopping centre. There is a Crowne Plaza hotel not far from the bus stop. Lille Flandres station is about 500m away.
Megabus stop in Toulouse: Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau (station).
Megabus stop in Barcelona: Estacion del Norte (station).
Check out comprehensive guide for getting to/from Amsterdam by all forms of transport including trains, planes and ferries.
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