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from Birmingham to Amsterdam

You can get from Birmingham to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Birmingham to Amsterdam on 28 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:40Birmingham International Airport1h15 19:55Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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17:40Birmingham International Airport1h15 19:55Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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11:00Birmingham International Airport1h15 13:15Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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06:00Birmingham International Airport1h20 08:20Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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Travel Information to Amsterdam from Birmingham

distanceDistance285 miles (460 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£34 - £47
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £34 • 15 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £47 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet or Flixbus

Travel 285 miles (460 km) by flight or coach from Birmingham to Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £34. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are easyJet or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Amsterdam.

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Travelling from Birmingham to Amsterdam

The fastest and most convenient way to travel from Birmingham to Amsterdam is to book a direct flight from Birmingham International Airport. The journey takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes, including transport to the airport from the city centre, check-in and waiting times. It is possible to travel to Amsterdam by bus from Birmingham Coach Station, but this often involves a lengthy stopover in London Victoria Coach Station and an overnight journey through Europe. Travel time can be up to 18 hours. Ticket prices from budget airlines tend to be competitive with coach fares.

Quick Guide to Amsterdam

Must Know: Cycling is the most popular way to travel around Amsterdam. The city is quite flat and filled with over 400 kilometres of bike paths.

Must See: For those interested in Amsterdam’s history and culture, the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum are a must.

Must Do: Visit one of Amsterdam’s world famous coffee shops or take a cruise in a glass-roofed boat on one of the city’s the 160+ Golden Age canals.

Did you know? About 8,000 bikes get pulled out of the canals each year.

The easiest way to travel from Birmingham to Amsterdam

Flying is the easiest way to travel between Birmingham and Amsterdam. Both Flybe and KLM offer direct flights from Birmingham International Airport to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Flight time is less than 1 hour 30 minutes. Each airline schedules 5-6 flights a day. Depending on time of year and offers available, it may sometimes be cheaper to take a Virgin train from Birmingham New Street Station to Manchester Airport and fly to Amsterdam Schiphol on EasyJet or another low cost carrier. This will add about 2 hours to the journey.

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Travel from Birmingham to Amsterdam
Travel to Amsterdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Amsterdam.
Is cross-border travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Birmingham, United Kingdom currently allowed?

Travel between Birmingham, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Netherlands?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Amsterdam from Birmingham?

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 27/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Amsterdam from Birmingham.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Return travel to Birmingham, United Kingdom from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Netherlands?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Birmingham, United Kingdom was last verified on 26/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Birmingham from Amsterdam.

What are my Birmingham to Amsterdam travel options?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Amsterdam from Birmingham. You can take a flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Amsterdam?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Amsterdam, which costs on average £34.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Amsterdam:

A coach is generally £13 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £47 from Birmingham to Amsterdam.

What is the quickest way from Birmingham to Amsterdam?

The quickest way to travel to Amsterdam from Birmingham is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 15 h 15 min   on average.

What is the distance from Birmingham to Amsterdam?

You should expect to travel around 285 miles (460 km) from Birmingham to Amsterdam.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Amsterdam?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Amsterdam:

  • Most travellers board their plane from Birmingham International Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Most travellers take a coach from Birmingham, Coach Station to Amsterdam, Sloterdijk.
Which travel companies can get me from Birmingham to Amsterdam?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Birmingham to Amsterdam:

  • You can travel from Birmingham to Amsterdam by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £47 with easyJet from Birmingham to Amsterdam.
  • You can take a coach from Birmingham to Amsterdam with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £34 with Flixbus from Birmingham to Amsterdam.
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Amsterdam from Birmingham ends?
Omio customers who travel from Birmingham to Amsterdam often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, London or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Amsterdam and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Birmingham and Amsterdam online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Birmingham to Amsterdam, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £47 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £34 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Amsterdam tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.