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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh by plane, train, car ferry, car, bus, night bus or car train

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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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh  •  4 h 17 min

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

$56 - $199

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 46 min

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

$81 - $250

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 49 min

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

$85 - $342

Train to Brussels, fly to Edinburgh  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRU - EDI

$91 - $303

Train  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$276 - $506

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 - $236

Bus  •  21 h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh National Express / ...

$57 - $127

Car ferry, train  •  21 h 39 min

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

$83 - $329

Train, night bus, bus  •  23 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Take the night bus from The Hague to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$95 - $177

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

$317 - $392

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is to bus which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 21 h.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 17 min.

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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 Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h.

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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 Paris Nord Eurostar and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Edinburgh is 659 km.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 11 h 20 min and costs 240€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs 45€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 440€ and takes 11 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 21 h.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 412 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

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

KLM, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Edinburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 11 h 20 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
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 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
Eurostar
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
uk.megabus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $190
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$40
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$61
2-bed inside cabin
$110 - $160

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

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Amsterdam to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh is 1 h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 8:42 AM in Amsterdam and 7:42 AM in Edinburgh.

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

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

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There are 2252+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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