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Cheap coach tickets from Cardiff to Amsterdam

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The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Cardiff to Amsterdam is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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562 km

Of the 1 buses that leave Cardiff for Amsterdam every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Coach from Cardiff to Amsterdam

distanceDistance348 miles
durationAverage coach duration19 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£62 (€69)
frequencyCoach frequency2 a day
changesDirect coachNo
carriersCoach companiesFlixBus, National Express or Megabus

Coaches from Cardiff to Amsterdam cover the 348 miles long trip taking on average 19 h 30 min with our travel partners like FlixBus, National Express or Megabus. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £62, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £31. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk).

Coach companies: FlixBus, Megabus and National Express Cardiff to Amsterdam

Find the best coaches from Cardiff to Amsterdam with Omio's travel partners FlixBus, Megabus and National Express from £33. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Cardiff - Amsterdam coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

Coach information from Cardiff to Amsterdam with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 15 h 20 min
  • Cheapest Price: £81
  • National Express frequency: 2 a day

Buses from Cardiff to Amsterdam

Enjoy a seamless journey as you travel from Cardiff to Amsterdam by bus and take in the beautiful scenery of Europe along the way. With there being around four buses that leave Cardiff each week for Amsterdam, you’ll be able to choose a service which suits your schedule. The bus journey tends to take in the region of 18h 30min, with it also utilising the Eurotunnel as part of the journey. With so much time on your hands, you can read a magazine, enjoy your coffee and watch the world go by.


Cardiff to Amsterdam Bus Time: Daily Departures

There tends to be four buses that travel from Cardiff to Amsterdam each week, making it a frequent route that the operator provides. With there being a bus on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you’ll be able to travel to the Dutch capital over the weekend with ease. On Monday’s the bus tends to leave at 12:15 p.m., whilst on the Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays the usual departure time is 12:45 p.m. Arrival time tends to be early in the morning the following day.

How long is the journey by bus from Cardiff to Amsterdam?

You’ll find that the bus journey from Cardiff to Amsterdam take the best part of a day, but this is great if you’re not in a rush and want to enjoy the sights of Europe along the way. The fastest bus tends to take around 17h 45min on a Friday, whilst the longest one is normally about 19h 05min on a weekend. The average journey time is approximately 18h 30min. You’ll be required to make one change along the journey, at London Victoria coach station, which comes quite early in the journey, so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of the trip.

Amsterdam Couple River. Source: Shutterstock

Cardiff to Amsterdam: departure and arrival bus stations

Departure bus station: All buses on this route depart from Cardiff coach station, which is located centrally in the city. You can get to the station from popular tourist attractions such as Cardiff Castle in about 10min by foot. At the station you’ll find automated ticket machines, so you can prepare for your journey, waiting facilities so you can stay out of the cold and also toilet facilities.

Arrival bus station: The bus station that you arrive into is Amsterdam Sloterdijk bus station, which is located on the outskirts of the city centre. You can get to the main station in the city, Amsterdam Centraal, in around 7min by train. Close by to the bus terminal you will be able to find a range of food and drink establishments as well as cash points. In addition there are lots of transport connections only a stone’s throw away.

Which bus companies travel from Cardiff to Amsterdam?

There is only one bus company that operates from Cardiff to Amsterdam, which is Flixbus, This operator provides a regular service throughout the week, with there being up to four departures between Monday and Friday. Buses operate from Cardiff coach station and arrive into Amsterdam Sloterdijk bus station. You’ll be required to make one change along the way, most likely at London Victoria coach station. There will also be the requirement for the bus to use the Eurotunnel during the journey, so you’ll get to experience travelling in an underwater tunnel for a short period of time.

Flixbus buses from Cardiff to Amsterdam

Flixbus Cardiff to Amsterdam is a very reliable trip to make, with there being a selection of departure times that you can choose from. With there being four buses that operate this route each week, you can decide which day you travel on. On Mondays buses tend to leave at around 12:15 p.m. and arrive into Amsterdam at about 07:30 a.m., with a total travel time of approximately 18h 15min. On Fridays, the journey is a little shorter at about 17h 45min. These buses leave at 12:45 p.m. and also arrive into Amsterdam at about 07:30 a.m.

On weekends buses tend to depart at about 12:45 p.m. and arrive at 08:50 a.m., with an estimated arrival time of approximately 19h 5min. The buses are not direct, so there will be a need to make a change along the way, most commonly this is at London Victoria bus station. You will also get to experience the Eurotunnel, whereby you’ll use an underground connection between the United Kingdom and Europe. With such a range of scenery on offer between Cardiff and Amsterdam, you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy your Flixbus journey from start to finish.

Bus Cardiff to Amsterdam: Services on board

You will be able to enjoy a great journey, with there being some great services on board the Flixbus Cardiff to Amsterdam service. Whilst there is no First Class seating, all seats are designed for your comfort, so you’ll be able to relax for the whole trip. During the trip you can use wi-fi, so you’ll be able to stay connected throughout. All seats also have extra legroom, so you can remain comfortable from start to finish. Low cost snacks and drinks are also sold on the bus, so you can stay fuelled up for the journey. There are power outlets too, so you won’t have to worry about running out of battery.

All Flixbus buses also have toilets on board, which is great for such a long trip. You can take one item of hand luggage, which can be no larger than 30cm x 18cm x 42cm and no heavier than 15 lbs (7 kg) on board. You can also check-in one item of luggage that can be no heavier than 44 lbs (20 kg) and no larger than 50cm x 30cm x 80cm. In addition, you can check your bike into the hold, but unfortunately ebikes are not permitted. If you are travelling in a wheelchair, please contact the provider at least seven days prior to departure as only some of the buses have space for passengers with wheelchairs. You are unable to bring your pet on board the bus, unless it is an assistance dog.

How to find cheap bus tickets from Cardiff to Amsterdam?

It’s easy to find cheap bus tickets from Cardiff to Amsterdam, with there being a few ways to ensure you get the best deal. One of the best ways to get a lower cost ticket is to try and book your journey as far in advance as possible. Tickets tend to get released quite far in advance, so if you book a few weeks before you travel then you are likely to get an early bird price. It’s also helpful to be flexible on your journey departure date, which might mean you can get a cheaper ticket from Cardiff to Amsterdam. For instance, if you plan to travel on a Saturday, look for tickets on the Friday, Sunday or Monday too as these may be far cheaper than your preferred date.

Amsterdam Real Palace Plaza. Source: Shutterstock

To Amsterdam by bus – travel tips

Amsterdam is a great city to visit and with lots of iconic places to go to. To ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the top attractions, it’s a good idea to create a itinerary before you arrive. Start your trip off by fuelling up for the day ahead. Test out the local delicacy Poffertjes, which are a pancake-like snack. You’ll be able to find these in most bakeries and cafes, which will prepare you for the rest of your day.

Then head over to one of the famous museums, such as the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum, where you’ll be able to see some stunning artwork which is renowned all over the world.

Next up, take a stroll along the beautiful canals in Amsterdam and take in the delightful Dutch architecture of the surrounding houses. If you want to take a break from the city for a bit you should go to Vondelpark, which is a gardens and parkland that brings you closer to nature.

Finish off your trip by looking back at where you’ve been for the day. Head up to the A’dam Lookout, a viewing tower that offers you panoramic views of the city’s famous skyline.

FAQs: Cardiff to Amsterdam coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Cardiff to Amsterdam with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Amsterdam.
Cheap coach tickets from Cardiff to Amsterdam can start from as little as £31 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Cardiff to Amsterdam is £62; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cardiff to Amsterdam coach travel time is 19 h 30 min   for the 348 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Cardiff to Amsterdam leaves at 11: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Cardiff to Amsterdam leaves at 18: 15.
There are 2 coaches a day from Cardiff to Amsterdam which require at least one change with FlixBus, National Express or Megabus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer coaches.
For the trip from Cardiff to Amsterdam you can take a coach with FlixBus, National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services from Cardiff to Amsterdam on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Cardiff, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, North Road (St Josephs Convent) and Cardiff, University. When arriving in Amsterdam, you can end your trip in coach stations like Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk), Amsterdam, Hoogoorddreef (Hotel Courtyard Amsterdam Arena Atlas) and Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk), located 4.1 miles (6.6 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a coach from Cardiff to Amsterdam is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Cardiff to Amsterdam including taking a train, coach or flight.

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