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Overview: Coach from Cardiff to Amsterdam

distanceDistance348 miles (561 km)
durationAverage coach duration19 h 10 min
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Cardiff to Amsterdam cover the 348 miles (561 km) long trip taking on average 19 h 10 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).

Coach companies: National Express Cardiff to Amsterdam

Travel to Amsterdam from Cardiff on National Express coaches with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Cardiff to Amsterdam, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    When you buy your National Express coach tickets between Cardiff and Amsterdam don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    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.

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    FAQs

    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my coach between Cardiff and Amsterdam?

    Travel by coach between Cardiff, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Amsterdam from Cardiff restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Cardiff?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
    • Health declaration required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

    The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 20/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach from Cardiff to Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Cardiff, United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Amsterdam to Cardiff is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands?

    Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Amsterdam?

    What are the entry requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Regional advice

    Last verified on 21/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Amsterdam to Cardiff coach here.

    What is the distance by coach from Cardiff to Amsterdam?

    The coach distance from Cardiff to Amsterdam is around 348 miles (561 km).

    How long does it take from Cardiff to Amsterdam by coach?

    While the time it takes to travel 348 miles (561 km) from Cardiff to Amsterdam can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Cardiff to Amsterdam is on average 19 h 10 min.

    Which coach station in Cardiff goes to Amsterdam? Which coach station do I come into Amsterdam from Cardiff?

    When taking the coach between Cardiff and Amsterdam, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Your route can end in coach stations such as Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk), Amsterdam, Centraal and Amsterdam, Amstel.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).

    Where is the coach station in Cardiff? Where is the coach station in Amsterdam?

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in Amsterdam most often arrive at Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and need to travel around 2.5 miles (4 km) from this coach station to the city centre.

    What coach companies go from Cardiff to Amsterdam?

    Take the Cardiff to Amsterdam coach with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey to Amsterdam from Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    What are the first and last departure coach times from Cardiff to Amsterdam?

    The earliest coach for this journey departs from Cardiff at 12: 45. The last coach leaves from Cardiff at 12: 45. Check Omio for the latest coach timetable from Cardiff to Amsterdam and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.