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Travel Information between Cardiff and Amsterdam

distanceDistance348 miles (561 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£35 - £147
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £35 • 19 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £147 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM or Flixbus

Take a flight or coach to travel 348 miles (561 km) between Cardiff and Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £35. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are KLM or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Amsterdam.

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Travel from Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Amsterdam.
Am I allowed to travel from Cardiff, United Kingdom to Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Travel between Cardiff, 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 Cardiff?

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
  • 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 07/12/2021. 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 between Cardiff and Amsterdam.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Cardiff, United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The current restriction level for returning to Cardiff, United Kingdom from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cardiff, United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cardiff from Amsterdam?

  • 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 monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 07/12/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cardiff from Amsterdam here.

How do you get from Cardiff to Amsterdam?

There are 2 travel options from Cardiff to Amsterdam: flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way from Cardiff to Amsterdam?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Amsterdam. Tickets for a coach cost on average £35.

This is compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A coach journey is usually £112 less than a journey to Amsterdam by plane, which costs on average £147 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Amsterdam?

The fastest way from Cardiff to Amsterdam is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options from Cardiff to Amsterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 19 h 5 min.

How far is Amsterdam from Cardiff?

Amsterdam is approximately 348 miles (561 km) away from Cardiff.

When going from Cardiff to Amsterdam, where do I depart from Cardiff and where do I arrive in Amsterdam?

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Cardiff Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Cardiff to Amsterdam depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
Which travel companies can take me from Cardiff to Amsterdam?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Amsterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with KLM to go to Amsterdam by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find KLM Cardiff to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for £147.
  • Flixbus can get you to Amsterdam by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Cardiff to Amsterdam for £35 on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Amsterdam from Cardiff ends?
Omio customers who travel from Cardiff 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 early should I purchase tickets between Cardiff and Amsterdam online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £147 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £35 one way for this route.

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