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There are 11 ways to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  7h 41m

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

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Bus  •  15h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to London Victoria Coach Station 814 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express

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Train, bus, night bus  •  17h 55m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff North Road

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 Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Cardiff

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol, train  •  4h 59m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Cardiff, train  •  5h 16m

  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  •  5h 55m

  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 Birmingham, train  •  6h 39m

  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 City, train  •  6h 17m

  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 London Heathrow, train  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  2. 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 €25 - €45 and takes 15h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff is to fly and train which costs €65 - €390 and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Cardiff station. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 57m.

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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 Rotterdam Centraal, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 41m.

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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 7h 41m and costs €190 - €460.

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It takes approximately 7h 41m to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Cardiff bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Cardiff train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff is to train which takes 7h 41m and costs €190 - €460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €25 - €45 and takes 15h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 351.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 41m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Cardiff via Rotterdam Centraal, London St Pancras Intl, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 7h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Cardiff via London Victoria Coach Station in around 15h 57m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £270
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£10 - £14
1st Class
£16 - £23
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£9 - £14
1st Class
£16 - £22
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
£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
48 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
Hourly
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£23 - £29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from The Hague to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£22 - £27
Website
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
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
Blablabus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £140
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£84
Standard Car - Premium
£134

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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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Amsterdam to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 7:58 AM in Amsterdam and 6:58 AM in Cardiff.

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

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

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There are 137+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at £87 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs €6 - €13.

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