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There are 12 ways to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Intl Eil
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central London Paddington - Swansea / ...

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol, train  •  5h 18m

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

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Bus  •  14h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London - Victoria Coach Station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Victoria Coach Station to Kingsway Stop GR 507 / ...

Night bus, bus  •  16h 51m

  1. Take the night bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to London Victoria Coach Station N814 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Victoria Coach Station to Kingsway GQ M7 / ...

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

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 28m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Cardiff, train  •  4h 46m

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

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 57m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London City, train  •  6h 10m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham, train  •  6h 42m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Luton (LTN) AMS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to Farringdon
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff is to bus which costs €65 - €95 and takes 14h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff is to fly and train which costs €80 - €400 and takes 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Kingsway Stop GR via Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 6m.

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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 42m.

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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 42m and costs €210 - €600.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Cardiff bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff is to train which takes 6h 42m and costs €210 - €600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €95 and takes 14h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 351.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 42m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Cardiff via London St Pancras Intl, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington-Underground, and London Paddington in around 6h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Cardiff via London - Victoria Coach Station and Victoria Coach Station in around 14h 6m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £290
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 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £150
Website
https://www.gwr.com/
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£95 - £150
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £45
Website
https://www.gwr.com/
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/
Transport for Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Barry to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
https://tfw.wales/
Schedules at
https://tfw.wales/service-status/timetables
Anytime Standard
£5 - £8
Anytime 1st Class
£6 - £9
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
£28 - £55
Website
https://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/
Standard
£28 - £45
1st Class
£35 - £55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £150
Website
https://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/
Standard
£55 - £80
1st Class
£100 - £150
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £35
Website
https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £23
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £35
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Megabus UK
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
https://uk.megabus.com
Schedules at
https://uk.megabus.com/timetables
Bus from Victoria Coach Station to Kingsway GQ
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £24
Website
https://uk.megabus.com
Schedules at
https://uk.megabus.com/timetables
National Express
Phone
08717 81 81 81
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Victoria Coach Station to Kingsway Stop GR
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
https://www.nationalexpress.com/en
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Amsterdam to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Kingsway Stop GR station.

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Cardiff is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 9:46 PM in Amsterdam and 8:46 PM in Cardiff.

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

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 1201+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at £35 per night.

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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 - €16.

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