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

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Fly Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 49m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GLA - AMS

€52 - €312

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) EDI - AMS

€57 - €248

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rotterdam (RTM) EDI - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

€74 - €203

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

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

€121 - €380

Train  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil

€308 - €953

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 3m

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

€111 - €207

Train, car ferry  •  22h 7m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  3. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden

€117 - €427

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 54m

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

€280 - €341

Glasgow to Amsterdam by train and subway

The journey time between Glasgow and Amsterdam is around 11h 20m and covers a distance of around 1223 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 38m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Underground (Tube) and Eurostar, the Glasgow to Amsterdam service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 20m
Fastest journey time:
9h 38m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€308
Carbon emissions:
64 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:32
Last service departs at:
17:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Amsterdam train and subway schedules

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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: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, 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
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
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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, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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

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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 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.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Amsterdam is to bus and fly which costs £45 - £220 and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £40 - £270 and takes 4h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Euston station and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 45m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Amsterdam is 711 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 9h 45m and costs £260 - £850.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Glasgow to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Amsterdam train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 4h 49m and costs £40 - £270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £260 - £850 and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Glasgow. It is currently 10:36 PM in Glasgow and 11:36 PM in Amsterdam.

Map of how to get from Glasgow to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 710.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 49m

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

KLM, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Glasgow to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 9h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from Aberdeen to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €330
Flights from Aberdeen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €650
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
€95 - €340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €410
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €470
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €410
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Train operators
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
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€35 - €55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€85 - €120
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
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
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €170
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€19 - €27
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€120 - €170
TransPennine Express Service
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
4-bed inside cabin
€100 - €130
2-bed inside cabin
€80 - €110
2-bed sea view cabin
€120 - €160
4 berth commodore cabin
€240 - €340
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
€300 - €400
Standard Car (extra fee)
€91

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

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