Rail and Sail to Holland

Travel to Holland with the Rail and Sail ticket.

The Rail and Sail is a partnership between Greater Anglia, ferry operator Stena Line and NS, the Dutch national railway, offering you an attractive alternative to airline travel with competitive fares.

For just £55* single, Rail and Sail is the affordable and comfortable way to travel from London or East Anglia to any destination in Holland with an inclusive combination train and ferry ticket.

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Travel from any Greater Anglia station to Harwich International Port where you'll cross the North Sea on one of Stena Line's Superferries. Stena Line operates twice daily sailings from Harwich to the Hook of Holland allowing you to travel in comfort and style.

image of Amsterdam Canal
Onboard facilities include a self-service and an à la carte restaurant, bars, a shop, a cinema, play areas for kids and teenagers, the Stena Plus lounge, a range of en-suite cabins and free WiFi. You'll arrive in Hook of Holland refreshed and ready for your onward journey to any Dutch city**.

Day crossings on Stena Line's Harwich to Hook of Holland ferry route take around seven hours. Overnight sailings take approximately eight hours.

Choose the economical day sailing for a relaxed crossing for only £55 single so you can take advantage of the onboard facilities that will entertain you during your journey. You'll find you'll arrive in Holland in no time.

Alternatively, choose the overnight sailing and sleep in one of Stena Line's comfortable onboard cabins so you'll wake up refreshed for an early morning arrival in Holland. The Rail and Sail overnight price From just £79 one way per person when two people share an inside cabin.

**Once arriving in Hook of Holland catch the new Metro service to Schiedam which you can pick up outside the ferry terminal. Your Rail and Sail ticket is valid on the Metro as far as Schiedam. From there it’s a quick change onto a NS train service for connections to destinations throughout Holland

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Rail and sail tickets now cost a flat fare of only £55 single (one-way) on day sailings no matter how far in advance they are booked.

On night sailings the fare is the same but a cabin must also be reserved. Prices are shown below.

Cabin prices

Sleep comfortably on board in your own private en-suite cabin with flat-screen TV. Cabin prices on overnight sailings start from:

  • Single - £39 (inside) and £50 (outside)
  • 2-berth - £48 (inside) and £58 (outside)
  • 4-berth - £84 (outside)
  • Family cabins and deluxe Comfort Class (2 and 3-berth) and Captain's Class (2-berth) cabins are also available to book online

At Greater Anglia ticket offices, only the single and 2-berth inside cabins and the 4-berth outside cabin can be booked.

Rail and Sail timetables

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Rail and Sail terms and conditions.

  • No refunds.
  • Change fees apply when changing ticket in advance.
  • National Rail Conditions of Carriage apply.
  • Tickets are available for travel to and from Harwich International and any station served by Greater Anglia trains.
    Stations such as Peterborough, which are not operated by Greater Anglia but are served by Greater Anglia trains, are included, but only Greater Anglia trains may be used. All main line services on the London to Harwich route are operated by Greater Anglia.