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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Netherlands by plane, train, car, car ferry, bus or car train

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Fly Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 24m

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

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Fly Edinburgh to Rotterdam  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rotterdam (RTM) EDI - RTM

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Train to Glasgow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 47m

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

Fly Edinburgh to Brussels, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Brussels (BRU) EDI - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 54m

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

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

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

Train, car ferry  •  21h 24m

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

Bus  •  22h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N814

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

Edinburgh to Netherlands by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Netherlands is around 10h 46m and covers a distance of around 1208 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 6m. The fastest train normally takes 8h 47m. Operated by LNER and Eurostar, the Edinburgh to Netherlands 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.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
8h 40m
Layover time:
2h 6m
Total time:
10h 46m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
8h 47m
Train distance:
1208 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€190
Carbon emissions:
63 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:24
Last train departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Netherlands train schedules

United Kingdom → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

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

Restricted for: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lesotho, Malaysia, Martinique, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, United States Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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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


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from United Kingdom.

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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 Netherlands is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Netherlands 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: 14 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Netherlands is to bus which costs £40 - £55 and takes 22h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Netherlands is to fly which costs £30 - £160 and takes 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Netherlands. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Amsterdam, Buiten Brouwersstraat via London Victoria Coach Station and Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Netherlands. 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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The distance between Edinburgh and Netherlands is 696 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Netherlands without a car is to train which takes 9h 24m and costs £160 - £700.

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

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Edinburgh to Netherlands bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Netherlands is to fly which takes 4h 24m and costs £35 - £160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £160 - £700 and takes 9h 24m, you could also bus, which costs £40 - £55 and takes 22h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Netherlands.
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  • Distance: 695.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 24m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Netherlands?

easyJet and KLM 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 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €310
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €390
Flights from Aberdeen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Flights from Aberdeen to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €170
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
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 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€30 - €50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€75 - €95
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €20
1st Class
€25 - €29
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 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
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
Twice 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 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€70 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€150 - €210
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 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€19 - €27
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
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
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
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
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)
€131

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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 Netherlands bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Netherlands is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 4:09 PM in Edinburgh and 5:09 PM in Netherlands.

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

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

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There are 408+ hotels available in Netherlands. 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 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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