Travel options from UK

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As I was working out the best method to get to SHA from the UK I thought I might as well document it on the Wiki...


  • Travel in time to arrive at some point 3 August 2017, but some tickets aren't available for that date yet so prices are guessed based on earlier dates.
  • One is considering sensible options. While you could come by boat or hovercraft that's a bit of a stupid idea to cross the channel and you'll probably die.
  • Coming by light aircraft is perfectly sensible and sane, you probably won't die, but is a bit silly. Nearest airfields are:
  • I'm coming from Northampton, but will probably make this kinda London-centric as that's the way the UK works.
  • Assuming travelling alone, hackers travelling in groups will be cheaper.


Google Maps suggests via the E40.

Detail Journey time Mileage Round trip cost
Fuel £130 according to AA mileage planner
Ferry Dover-Calais £114 (DFDS)
Total 7:00 400 miles £244

Fly + train

Flight options

Depart Arrive Carrier Flight time Cost (return) Notes
Luton Amsterdam Easyjet £69
Birmingham Amsterdam Flybe 1:20 £86

Full route

Depart Arrive Carrier Flight time Cost Notes
Northampton Birmingham London Midland train 0:48 £13.70
Birmingham Amsterdam Flybe 1:20 £114 (return)
Amsterdam Nijkerk Intercity + Sprinter 0:53 €10.30
Journey time Cost
3:01 + waiting/checkin time £142 + €20 return

Train - Eurostar

Depart Time Time Arrive Duration Type
Northampton 09:05 10:18 London Euston 1:13 Crabby British train
London St. Pancras International 10:58 14:05 Bruxelles-Midi 3:07 Eurostar
Bruxelles Midi 14:52 16:02 Rotterdam Centraal 1:10 Thalys
Rotterdam Centraal 16:35 17:32 Amersfoort 0:57 Intercity
Amersfoort 17:41 17:53 Nijkerk 0:12 RegionalExpress
Journey time Cost
6:39 + waiting time £35 + €106 return

Train - Rail & Sail (overnight)

This seems to include train travel from anywhere after Liverpool Street to any Netherlands NS station, which I assume includes Nijkerk.


  • Northampton
  • London Euston
  • London Liverpool Street
  • Harwich
  • Hook van Holland (overnight leg)
  • Rotterdam
  • Amersfoort
  • Nijkerk
Journey time Cost
Overnight £222 + UK train to London