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There are 9 ways to get from Manchester to Amsterdam by plane, train, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly from Manchester  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAN - AMS

52€ - 233€

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Train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to New Pudsey
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LBA - AMS

91€ - 401€

Train to Liverpool, fly  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LPL - AMS

61€ - 413€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BHX - AMS

91€ - 428€

Train to Humberside, fly  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Barnetby
  2. Fly from Humberside (HUY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HUY - AMS

124€ - 1582€

Train  •  7h 25m

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

213€ - 636€

Train via Sheffield  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil

199€ - 827€

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 21m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Amsterdam

165€ - 287€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8h 51m

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

246€ - 293€

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: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Aruba, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Singapore, United Kingdom and Sint Maarten

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
  • 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 Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Portugal, Rwanda, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea and Thailand

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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: 9 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Manchester to Amsterdam is to fly, which costs £40 - £200 and takes 4h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £40 - £200 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Euston station and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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The distance between Manchester and Amsterdam is 493 km.

The best way to get from Manchester to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 7h 25m and costs £180 - £550.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Manchester to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Manchester to Amsterdam train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 4h 6m and costs £40 - £200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £180 - £550 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Manchester. It is currently 2:15 AM in Manchester and 3:15 AM in Amsterdam.

Map of how to get from Manchester to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 493.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

KLM and easyJet fly from Manchester to Amsterdam 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manchester to Amsterdam via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 7h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 230€
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 440€
Flights from Humberside to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 210€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 200€
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to New Pudsey
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
19€ - 25€
Anytime Day 1st Class
24€ - 35€
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 23€
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
13€ - 17€
Anytime Day 1st Class
16€ - 23€
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
19€ - 24€
Anytime Day 1st Class
23€ - 35€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
8€ - 23€
Off-Peak Single
13€ - 20€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
18€ - 27€
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
11€ - 27€
Off-Peak Single
20€ - 29€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
25€ - 40€
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
40€ - 70€
Off-Peak Single
75€ - 110€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
85€ - 130€
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
100€ - 140€
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
80€ - 110€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
200€ - 280€
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Barnetby
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
16€ - 23€
Off-Peak Day Single
27€ - 45€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 55€
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
11€ - 16€
Off-Peak Day Single
15€ - 23€
Anytime Day Single
20€ - 35€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
80€ - 100€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
80€ - 100€
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
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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

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

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There are 2293+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs £5 - £17.

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