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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh by plane, train, car ferry, car or car train

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 20m

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

£36 - £207

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  5h 29m

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

£63 - £224

Train  •  9h 1m

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

£168 - £693

Car ferry, drive  •  19h 30m

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

£91 - £172

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 6m

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

£236 - £289

Netherlands → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, French Guiana, Guyana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines and India in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Myanmar, Falkland Islands and Saint Helena
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Edinburgh is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Edinburgh is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Edinburgh is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from United Kingdom.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 5h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4h 20m and costs 40€ - 250€.

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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 9h 1m.

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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 9h 1m and costs 190€ - 850€.

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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 40€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 850€ and takes 9h 1m.

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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 12:18 AM in Amsterdam and 11:18 PM in Edinburgh.

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  • Distance: 412 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

KLM and easyJet fly from Amsterdam to Edinburgh 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London St Pancras Eurostar and London Kings Cross in around 9h 1m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£65 - £130
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
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
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
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 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£70 - £140
Website
dfds.co.uk
4-bed inside cabin
£85 - £110
2-bed inside cabin
£70 - £95
2-bed sea view cabin
£100 - £140
4 berth commodore cabin
£200 - £290
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
£260 - £340
Standard Car (extra fee)
£78

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

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

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There are 2780+ 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 17 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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