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Fly Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 54m

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

€41 - €223

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Bus, bus and ferry, night bus  •  19h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the night bus from Lille to Amsterdam - Schipol Airport

€40 - €54

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Train to Glasgow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 22m

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

€56 - €361

Fly Edinburgh to Rotterdam, train  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rotterdam (RTM) EDI - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Gouda
  3. Take the train from Gouda to Alphen a/d Rijn

€51 - €173

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  7h 27m

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

€106 - €453

Train to Newcastle, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  7h 3m

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

€85 - €588

Train  •  9h 45m

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

€192 - €822

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 43m

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

€108 - €291

Train, car ferry  •  21h 18m

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

€145 - €520

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 49m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Alphen aan den Rijn

€273 - €334

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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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No, entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alphen aan den Rijn is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alphen aan den Rijn is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alphen aan den Rijn is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

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

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn is to bus and bus and ferry and night bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 19h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn is to fly which costs £35 - £190 and takes 4h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum via London, Lille and Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Alphen a/d Rijn via London St Pancras Eurostar, Rotterdam Centraal and Gouda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 45m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Alphen aan den Rijn is 665 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn without a car is to train which takes 9h 45m and costs £160 - £700.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn is to fly which takes 4h 54m and costs £35 - £190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £160 - £700 and takes 9h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn.
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  • Distance: 665.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands?

KLM and easyJet fly from Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Rotterdam Centraal, and Gouda in around 9h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Flights from Aberdeen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €1100
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€30 - €50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€75 - €95
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Gouda
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€13 - €19
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Train from Gouda to Alphen a/d Rijn
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
Connexxion
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €180
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€19 - €28
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€120 - €180
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €180
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€19 - €27
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€120 - €180
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single
€200 - €290
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€320 - €450
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€75 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€150 - €220
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€70 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€150 - €210
TransPennine Express Service
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
Night bus from Lille to Amsterdam - Schipol Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €250
Website
dfds.co.uk
4-bed inside cabin
€100 - €240
2-bed inside cabin
€80 - €250
2-bed sea view cabin
€120 - €240
4 berth commodore cabin
€240 - €320
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
€300 - €390
Standard Car (extra fee)
€130

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam - Schipol Airport station.

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Alphen aan den Rijn is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 5:02 AM in Edinburgh and 6:02 AM in Alphen aan den Rijn.

Edinburgh to Alphen aan den Rijn train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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

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There are 224+ hotels available in Alphen aan den Rijn. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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