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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam by plane, train, car, car ferry, bus or car train

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Fly Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol

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

Train to Glasgow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

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

Fly Edinburgh to Rotterdam, train

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rotterdam (RTM)
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Train

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

Drive, car ferry

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

Train, car ferry

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Amsterdam
United Kingdom → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

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

No, returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £40 - £65 and takes 23h.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £40 - £210 and takes 4h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Bus Station and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk via London - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via London St Pancras Intl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 26m.

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It is approximately 659 km to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 9h 26m and costs £160 - £700.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Edinburgh Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 4h 24m and costs £40 - £210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £160 - £700 and takes 9h 26m, you could also bus, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 23h.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 659.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 24m

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

easyJet, KLM and three other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via London Kings Cross and London St Pancras Intl in around 9h 26m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €310
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €310
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €310
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €600
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €260
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €290
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
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
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 Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €26
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €460
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single
€200 - €290
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€320 - €460
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
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
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€19 - €28
Off-Peak Day Single
€35 - €55
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €70
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
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
16h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Website
dfds.co.uk
4-bed inside cabin
€85 - €240
2-bed sea view cabin
€100 - €240
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
€230 - €390
Standard Car (extra fee)
€133

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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 Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 7:08 AM in Edinburgh and 8:08 AM in Amsterdam.

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

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Ryanair, KLM, Aer Lingus and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Edinburgh to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 647+ hotels available in Amsterdam. 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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