There are 11 ways to get from Scotland to Amsterdam by plane, train, car, car ferry, bus or car train

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Fly Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 25m

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

53€ - 240€

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Bus  •  22h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow Buchanan to London Victoria Coach Station 809 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk London - Victoria Coach Station > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Rotterdam > The Hague > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...

34€ - 55€

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Fly Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 20m

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

69€ - 356€

Fly Aberdeen to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ABZ - AMS

73€ - 177€

Fly Inverness to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) INV - AMS

76€ - 129€

Fly Edinburgh to Rotterdam, train  •  5h 7m

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

75€ - 245€

Train to Newcastle, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 48m

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

87€ - 455€

Train via London  •  9h 27m

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

301€ - 927€

Train  •  10h 57m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal Eurostar

195€ - 834€

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 45m

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

55€ - 210€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 42m

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

284€ - 348€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 22h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £65 - £160 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Buchanan and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk via London - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland 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 27m.

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The distance between Scotland and Amsterdam is 759 km.

The best way to get from Scotland to Amsterdam without a car is to train via London which takes 9h 27m and costs £270 - £850.

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

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Scotland to Amsterdam bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow Buchanan station.

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

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The best way to get from Scotland to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs £45 - £220. Alternatively, you can train via London, which costs £270 - £850 and takes 9h 27m, you could also bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 22h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 758.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Scotland and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

easyJet, KLM and British Airways fly from Edinburgh 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 27m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Flights from Aberdeen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 300€
Flights from Inverness to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 240€
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 190€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
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
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 26€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 26€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 170€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
18€ - 26€
Anytime Day Single
70€ - 110€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
110€ - 170€
Train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 480€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
60€ - 90€
Anytime Day Single
210€ - 300€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
330€ - 480€
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
18€ - 26€
Off-Peak Day Single
29€ - 45€
Anytime Day Single
40€ - 60€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 360€
Standard
130€ - 170€
Standard Premier
180€ - 240€
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 360€
Standard
130€ - 170€
Standard Premier
180€ - 240€
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
146€
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 Glasgow Buchanan to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
National Express
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Glasgow to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 160€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
34€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
52€
2-bed inside cabin
100€ - 140€

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

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 2:24 PM in Scotland and 3:24 PM in Amsterdam.

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

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

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There are 2186+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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