There are 8 ways to get from Cardiff to Amsterdam by train, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 54 min

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

$170 - $453

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 7 min

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

$34 - $74

6 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station M25
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Amsterdam, Centraal Station

$120 - $356

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7 h 39 min

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

$273 - $324

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 4 min

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

$128 - $191

Fly from Cardiff  •  4 h 13 min

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

$77 - $318

Train to Bristol, fly  •  4 h 53 min

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

$88 - $276

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Amsterdam (AMS) BHX - AMS

$111 - $307

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £26 - £60 and takes 14 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £55 - £250 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Amsterdam is 351 miles.

It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Cardiff to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 7 min.

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What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Amsterdam via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St. Pancras Int. in around 6 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Amsterdam via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 14 h 7 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$90 - $310
Premier
$230 - $350
Train from London St. Pancras International to Amsterdam, Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$90 - $310
Premier
$230 - $350
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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