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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6h 35m

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

£176 - £441

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Bus, night bus  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London - Victoria Coach Station Amsterdam centre - Sloterdijk > Bruxelles centre - gare Midi > Londres / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ M7

£35 - £54

7 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 46m

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

£211 - £251

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 15m

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

£82 - £170

Fly to Cardiff  •  4h 16m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Cardiff (CWL) AMS - CWL

£78 - £172

Fly to Bristol, train  •  4h 55m

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

£68 - £459

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 1m

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

£96 - £377

Fly 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

£148 - £512

Fly 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

£114 - £380

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff is to bus and night bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 16h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff is to fly which costs 85€ - 200€ and takes 4h 16m.

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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 Cardiff, Kingsway GQ via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 5m.

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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 35m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Cardiff is 351 miles.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 6h 35m and costs 190€ - 490€.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m 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 35m and costs 190€ - 490€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 85€ - 200€ and takes 4h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 351.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 35m

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 35m. Alternatively, KLM flies from Amsterdam to Cardiff 3 times a day.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £190
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £170
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Train operators
Eurostar
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £120
Website
gwr.com
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 - £35
Website
gwr.com
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
25 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
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Bus operators
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £20
Website
Blablabus
Megabus UK
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
£5 - £50
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£6
2-bed inside cabin
£35 - £50

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Amsterdam to Cardiff bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Cardiff, Kingsway GQ station.

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Cardiff is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 7:25 AM in Amsterdam and 6:25 AM in Cardiff.

Amsterdam to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, 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 681+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at £75 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€ - 13€.

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