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Recommended option

Fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 12 min

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

$56 - $212

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$40 - $80

6 alternative options

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$81 - $263

Fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 42 min

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

$85 - $355

Train  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam, Centraal Station to London St. Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$157 - $407

Car ferry, drive  •  19 h 14 min

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

$56 - $246

Car ferry, bus  •  24 h 47 min

  1. Take the car ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) M20

$56 - $249

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11 h 52 min

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

$322 - $397

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

KLM, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Edinburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London St. Pancras International and London Kings Cross in around 9 h 18 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$60 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam, Centraal Station to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$95 - $320
Premier
$230 - $360
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$176
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $200
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$41
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$63
2-bed inside cabin
$120 - $170

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Amsterdam and Edinburgh is 659 km.

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is to bus which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 19 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs 45€ - 180€.

No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Centraal Station and arriving at Edinburgh via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 18 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Edinburgh via London Victoria Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 42 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh, including transfers.