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

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  4h 28m

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

43€ - 240€

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Fly from Glasgow  •  4h 19m

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

54€ - 206€

Fly from Aberdeen  •  4h 14m

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

88€ - 428€

Fly from Inverness  •  4h 29m

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

91€ - 229€

Train  •  9h 54m

  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 12m

  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€

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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
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Sint Maarten, Iceland, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba and Portugal
  • 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, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Sint Maarten, Iceland and Portugal

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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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £45 - £180 and takes 4h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £75 - £370 and takes 4h 14m.

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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 54m.

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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 which takes 9h 54m and costs £260 - £850.

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It takes approximately 4h 28m to get from Scotland to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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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 28m and costs £35 - £210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £260 - £850 and takes 9h 54m.

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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 Scotland. It is currently 8:17 AM in Scotland and 9:17 AM in Amsterdam.

Map of how to get from Scotland to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 758.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 28m

What companies run services between Scotland and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

easyJet and KLM fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam 3 times a day. 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 54m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 360€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Flights from Aberdeen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Inverness to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 35€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
19€ - 27€
Off-Peak Day Single
30€ - 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
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 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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Scotland to Amsterdam 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 2293+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 35 min and costs £1 - £6.

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