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There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£159 - £369

Cheapest option

Fly to Bristol, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bristol (BRS) AMS - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

£55 - £338

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Train, bus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ M10

£131 - £325

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8h 8m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Cardiff

£202 - £240

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 13m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Cardiff

£93 - £139

Fly to Cardiff, train  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Cardiff (CWL) AMS - CWL
  2. Take the train from Barry to Cardiff Central

£71 - £247

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£84 - £241

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Birmingham (BHX) AMS - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

£87 - £411

Fly to London City, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£103 - £294

Amsterdam to Cardiff by train and subway

The journey time between Amsterdam and Cardiff is around 6h 53m and covers a distance of around 511 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 47m. Operated by Eurostar, London Underground (Tube), First Great Western Service and others, the Amsterdam to Cardiff service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Cardiff Central. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 53m
Fastest journey time:
6h 47m
Journey distance:
511 miles
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£169
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:47
Last service departs at:
13:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Cardiff train and subway schedules

Netherlands → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, France, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Taiwan and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Israel, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cardiff is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cardiff is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Cardiff is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Yes, entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff is to fly and train which costs €65 - €400 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff is to fly and train which costs €65 - €400 and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Cardiff Central via King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 39m.

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It is approximately 351 miles to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 6h 39m and costs €180 - €440.

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It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Cardiff train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Cardiff is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 11:50 PM in Amsterdam and 10:50 PM in Cardiff.

Amsterdam to Cardiff train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 351.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 39m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Cardiff via London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 6h 39m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £110
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £130
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £190
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Megabus UK
Ferry operators

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easyJet and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bristol Airport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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