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

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Fly Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk

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Train to Bristol, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Line 4 bus to Liverpool, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Buckley, Police Station to Chester, Railway Station
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Line 4 bus, train to Manchester, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Buckley, Police Station to Chester, Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM)
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Take the train from Wrexham General to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Train

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Amsterdam Centraal

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff North Road to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to The Hague
  3. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

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

Wales to Amsterdam by train and subway

The journey time between Wales and Amsterdam is around 7h 12m and covers a distance of around 817 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 3m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube) and Eurostar, the Wales to Amsterdam service departs from Cardiff Central and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

13 Weekly Services
7h 12m Average Duration
€193 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed 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
  • There are no current restrictions

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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, returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 23 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Wales to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £22 - £50 and takes 16h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Wales to Amsterdam is to fly. Taking this option will cost £65 - £250 and takes 3h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wales to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Cardiff University and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Wales to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Paddington and London St Pancras Intl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 12m.

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The distance between Wales and Amsterdam is 586 km.

The best way to get from Wales to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 7h 12m and costs £160 - £380.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Wales to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Wales to Amsterdam bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff University station.

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Wales to Amsterdam train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Wales to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 3h 56m and costs £65 - £250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £160 - £380 and takes 7h 12m, you could also bus, which costs £22 - £50 and takes 16h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Wales to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 586 km
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Wales and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

KLM flies from Barry to Amsterdam twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff to Amsterdam via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Intl in around 7h 12m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €550
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €190
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€13 - €17
Anytime Day 1st Class
€22 - €30
Train from Newport (S Wales) to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€55 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€95 - €130
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€60 - €75
Anytime Day 1st Class
€100 - €140
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Chester to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Transport for Wales
Train from Wrexham General to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Transport for Wales
Train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Transport for Wales
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €26
Train from Den Haag Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €25
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €15
1st Class
€18 - €25
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Buckley, Police Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Arriva Cymru
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 Cardiff University to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cardiff University Park Place to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €22
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Cardiff North Road to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €21
Website
Megabus UK
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €35
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
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to The Hague
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Blablabus
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
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€99
Standard Car - Premium
€157

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

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

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Wales. It is currently 3:00 PM in Wales and 4:00 PM in Amsterdam.

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

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KLM offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 700+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Wales to Cardiff Airport is to line 304 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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