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Fly Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 25m

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

€43 - €230

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Train to Glasgow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 54m

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

€58 - €368

Fly Edinburgh to Rotterdam, train  •  5h 8m

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

€50 - €479

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 59m

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

€108 - €461

Train  •  9h 24m

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

€191 - €809

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 31m

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

€105 - €288

Train, car ferry  •  20h 59m

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

€105 - €467

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 9m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Amsterdam

€278 - €338

Edinburgh to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Amsterdam is around 10h 37m and covers a distance of around 1208 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 47m. Operated by LNER and Eurostar, the Edinburgh to Amsterdam train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 37m
Fastest train time:
8h 47m
Train distance:
1208 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€191
Carbon emissions:
63 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:24
Last train departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Amsterdam train schedules

United Kingdom → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curaçao, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • 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
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Health declaration required
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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 Amsterdam is 1351.

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

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, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £35 - £200 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £35 - £200 and takes 4h 25m.

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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 Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 24m.

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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 24m and costs £160 - £700.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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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 25m and costs £35 - £200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £160 - £700 and takes 9h 24m.

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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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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 9:47 PM in Edinburgh and 10:47 PM in Amsterdam.

Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 659.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

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

KLM, easyJet and British Airways fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via London Kings Cross and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 9h 24m.

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 - €700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
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 London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
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 - €100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€30 - €50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€75 - €100
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €26
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €60
Comfort
€55 - €70
Premium
€55 - €80
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€55 - €70
Standard Premier
€95 - €120
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €360
Standard
€130 - €170
Standard Premier
€180 - €240
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 - €120
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
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
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
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 - €330
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
€300 - €390
Standard Car (extra fee)
€131

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

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

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There are 758+ 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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