There are 7 ways to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh by plane, train, car ferry, car or car train

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Edinburgh (EDI) AMS - EDI

£52 - £228

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Car ferry, drive  •  19h 14m

  1. Take the car ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

£45 - £190

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Train to Rotterdam, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Edinburgh (EDI) RTM - EDI

£68 - £221

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow, train  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Glasgow (GLA) AMS - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

£79 - £385

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Newcastle, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Newcastle (NCL) AMS - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

£79 - £416

Train  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£173 - £707

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 51m

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

£252 - £318

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Edinburgh via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 57m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Edinburgh is 412 miles.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 8h 57m and costs 190€ - 800€.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4h 20m and costs 55€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 800€ and takes 8h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Edinburgh is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 8:46 PM in Amsterdam and 7:46 PM in Edinburgh.

Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 412 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Edinburgh, Scotland?

KLM, easyJet and British Airways fly from Amsterdam to Edinburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London St Pancras Eurostar and London Kings Cross in around 8h 57m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Flights from Rotterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£65 - £200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £200
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £170
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £24
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£10 - £14
1st Class
£17 - £24
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
TransPennine Express
Eurostar
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
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£20 - £150
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£31
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£47
2-bed inside cabin
£90 - £130

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Amsterdam to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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KLM, easyJet and British Airways offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2770+ hotels available in Edinburgh. 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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