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There are 9 ways to get from Cardiff to Netherlands by train, 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.

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Train  •  6 h 59 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

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Bus  •  15 h 38 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 / ...

$37 - $78

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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 Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4 h 13 min

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

$74 - $310

Train to Bristol, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4 h 50 min

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

$87 - $274

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM

$154 - $434

Train to Bristol, fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU) BRS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Breda

$100 - $347

Train to Birmingham, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6 h 10 min

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

$111 - $307

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Netherlands is to bus which costs £28 - £60 and takes 15 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Netherlands is to fly which costs £55 - £240 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Netherlands. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Amsterdam, Buiten Brouwersstraat via London and Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 38 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Netherlands is 388 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Netherlands without a car is to train which takes 6 h 59 min and costs £130 - £350.

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It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Cardiff to Netherlands, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Netherlands bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Netherlands is to train which takes 6 h 59 min and costs £130 - £350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £60 and takes 15 h 38 min, you could also fly, which costs £55 - £240 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Cardiff to Netherlands bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Netherlands.
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  • Distance: 388.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 59 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Netherlands?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Amsterdam via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St. Pancras Int. in around 6 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Amsterdam via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk, and Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk in around 15 h 38 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
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
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
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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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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
51 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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$23 - $25
1st Class
$32 - $36
Bus operators
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 Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
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.

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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
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Netherlands is 1 h ahead of Cardiff. It is currently 12:56 PM in Cardiff and 1:56 PM in Netherlands.

KLM offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 370+ hotels available in Netherlands. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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