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How to get to Amsterdam from Manchester by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Manchester to Amsterdam is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Manchester to Amsterdam

distanceDistance306 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£39 - £590
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £39 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £39 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, easyJet or Virgin Trains

Take a train, coach or flight to travel 306 miles from Manchester to Amsterdam. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are FlixBus, easyJet or Virgin Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Manchester to Amsterdam.

Travel from Manchester to Amsterdam

There are a number of options for those travelling between Manchester and Amsterdam. The two destinations are approximately 430 miles apart and can be reached by bus and plane. There are several different facets that come into deciding which mode of transport. Below we have outlined just some of the most important.

KLM and easyJet provide direct flight service from Manchester to Schiphol. KLM offers at least three daily flights from Monday-Friday - usually during the early morning, mid-morning and late evening hours; with an additional early afternoon flight on weekends and holidays. Comparatively, easyJet provides intermittent weekly service with direct flights lasting about 1h 20min which is about the same duration for Manchester to Schiphol flights via KLM.

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About Amsterdam

The sheer number of canals and museums in Amsterdam are two reasons why it’s one of the most famous and visited cities in Europe, hosting millions of visitors each year. The Netherlands uses the Euro currency and there are various ATMs, banks and currency exchange offices at Schiphol where you can purchase some after your flight. The weather in Amsterdam is influenced by the Oceanic System which provides mild winters and warm summers with seasonal extremes from year to year and in excess of 100 days of rainfall. The nightlife in the city is legendary, with bars, restaurants and clubs staying open until late, so you have options if you’re heading in on an evening flight from Manchester.

Fastest way to travel from Manchester to Amsterdam

The fastest way to travel from Manchester to Amsterdam is by far flying. Flights can take as little as 1h15 and when factoring in transport from Manchester Piccadilly to the airport is still only 4 hours. Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam depart from from Manchester Airport and arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. Airlines traveling from Manchester to Amsterdam include EasyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and Flybe, Jet2, Vueling and Aer Lingus with flights departing throughout the day.

Public transport in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has an excellent public transport system which includes airports, network railway services providing intercity and commuter trains, a metro system, bus network, canal transport and a citywide bicycle network. Amsterdam Schiphol is the city’s international airport and the destination for all flights from Manchester into the city. Nederlanse Spoowegen (Dutch Railways) administers the city’s railway network which includes services by providers such as Thalys, Eurostar and Intercity-Express to Amsterdam Centraal, its primary railway station. GVB provides municipal bus, tram and metro services throughout the city from Amsterdam Centraal and also manages its system of ferries. There are also public bicycle ride-share facilities throughout Amsterdam as part of the EU Civitas Initiative.

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Important bus & trains stations, airports in Amsterdam

Arrival bus, train, flight station, airport: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) is the primary international gateway to the Netherlands and is located approx. 13 miles (20.5 km) or about 21min by car and about 15min by metro. The Dutch national railway company Dutch Railways operates a railway station beneath the airport complex, with 24-hr daily commuter and intercity train service to various parts of the country as well as to Amsterdam Centraal Station downtown. These trains run about every 20min with a journey time of approx. 15min. You can also get night bus service from Schiphol to the city centre via the Connexxion N97 Express Bus which gets you there around 40min while the GVB 369 bus route involves connections and takes about an hour. Facilities at Schiphol include airport hotels, lounges, WC with baby-changing facilities, shops and restaurants, ATMs, banks and currency exchange facilities, medical services, luggage storage, parking, car hire centre and free Wi-Fi. Schiphol Airport is fully accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.

Which companies travel to Amsterdam?

Both KLM and easyJet offer direct flights from Manchester Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with nearly identical flight times, but the similarities end there. Passengers can expect multiple daily departures via KLM while easyJet only offers a few flights per week. Fare prices via the low-budget airline for Manchester to Schiphol flights are generally cheaper than those offered by KLM.

KLM flights to Schiphol

KLM is the national flag carrier of The Netherlands and is the principal operator of international flights to and from the country, employing Schiphol Airport as its national hub of operations. The airline provides a minimum of three direct flights from Monday-Friday with two additional flights on the weekend for a minimum of about 23 direct flights per week. The average journey time from Manchester to Schiphol is about 1h 20min.

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easyJet flights to Schiphol

easyJet is one of the world’s leading operators of low-budget airline travel services across Europe and provides flights to Schiphol from Manchester Airport where it has a hub of flight operations. While easyJet offers direct flights on this route they do not follow a regular daily schedule so availability fluctuates from day to day and week to week. Once on-board however, you can expect easyJet flights to Amsterdam to take about 1h 20min.

Travel to Amsterdam – travel tips

If you want to do Amsterdam "proper", a visit to the iconic Rijksmuseum and a boatride along one of its world-famous canals have to be checked off your list of accomplishments when visiting the city. The Rijksmuseum is arguable the most famous one in all of Europe and the largest of the museums in the Netherlands. Its home to several impressive masterpieces by the Dutch masters, such as Rembrandt’s "Night Watch", Vermeer’s "Kitchen Maid" along with gems by Van Gogh among others. Rijksmuseum is open every day from 09:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m. with guided tours or you can just wander the corridors and browse the artwork at your leisure. If the queues are lengthy, try the nearby Van Gogh Museum as a recommended alternative.

There are over 150 canals in the city which offer magnificent views of downtown Amsterdam and is a popular mode of travel for tourists and locals alike. The inner city Canal Ring is a UN World Heritage Site featuring waterways, islands and bridges that capture the true essence of Amsterdam Old World-style. The city is ringed by four canals: Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht and you can use either of them as launching pad to explore the city by tour boat. Between municipal and private canal boat operators you’re spoilt for choice but reserve your tickets in advance to get the best seating for choice viewing and photo ops. For a bit of open-air tranquillity in the heart of Amsterdam be keen to visit Vondelpark where ponds, footbridges, landscaped lawns and cafes await you. It’s a fabulous spot to people-watch and enjoy a family/group picnic or solo takeaway lunch.

>peaking of food the city has over 1,500 bars and cafes but if you’re looking for a slice of authentic Dutch fare, a bruine kroeg or brown cafe should be your first stop. These are akin to British pub houses with typical short order food menus, a good supply of various beverages and some entertainment. De Zotte offers vegetarian quiche, steak and traditional Flemish fries. Café Galerie Het Molenpad features a rotating menu of salads, soups, sandwiches and more amid a traditional/contemporary ambience while De Twee Zwaantjes is renowned for its group snacks and karaoke nights.

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How to find cheap tickets to Amsterdam

  • You stand the best chance of securing the cheapest fares for flights from Manchester to Schiphol by booking your travel as early as possible, thanks to Omio. Having some flexibility with your dates of travel allow you to take advantage of indirect flights which are often less expensive than direct flights, especially on long haul trips. With a few enquiries you can determine if airline operators offer reduced fare tickets for young children, persons with reduced mobility, seniors or groups like families. If you’re a frequent flyer or business traveller there are often available clubs and programs to reduce costs even further. Promotional discounts, special offers and the purchase of roundtrip tickets are additional ways to score some cheap tickets for Manchester to Schiphol flights.

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All travel companies: All Airlines and Coach Companies from Manchester to Amsterdam

Travel from Manchester to Amsterdam on Lufthansa, easyJet and Air France travel 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.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    Air France is France's leading airline offering flights within and outside Europe; you can choose different ticket types for your travel to Amsterdam from Manchester including: Economy Light, Economy Standard, Economy Flex, Premium Economy and Business.

      FAQs: Manchester to Amsterdam

      FAQs: 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 Manchester to Amsterdam.

      There are 3 options to travel to Amsterdam from Manchester including taking a train, coach or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel to Amsterdam from Manchester is a flight with an average price of £39.

      This is compared to other travel options from Manchester to Amsterdam:

      Taking a flight costs £3 less than taking a coach, which costs on average £42 for the same trip.

      A flight is £551 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Manchester to Amsterdam costing on average £590.

      The fastest way to get to Amsterdam from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

      Other travel options to Amsterdam take longer:

      Coach takes 18 h on average.

      Train takes on average 7 h 40 min.

      Amsterdam is approximately 306 miles away from Manchester.

      The average frequency per day from Manchester to Amsterdam is:

      • Around 1 train per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Manchester to Amsterdam as scheduled services by train, coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Amsterdam:

      • Coaches mostly depart from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk).
      • Flights most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Airport and arrive in Amsterdam at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
      • Trains most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Amsterdam at Amsterdam Centraal.

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

      • You can take a coach from Manchester to Amsterdam with FlixBus. Cheap tickets can be found for £42 with FlixBus from Manchester to Amsterdam.
      • You can travel between Manchester and Amsterdam by flight with easyJet, KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Transavia Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Vueling Airlines, Air France, BA Euroflyer, SWISS or British Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £39 with easyJet from Manchester to Amsterdam.
      • You can go to Amsterdam from Manchester by train with Virgin Trains. You'll see cheap train tickets for £590 with Virgin Trains from Manchester to Amsterdam on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Amsterdam with the following travel companies:

      • You'll find direct coaches with.
      • You can book a direct flight with easyJet.
      • You'll find direct trains with.

      Direct services to Amsterdam tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

      Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Amsterdam? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Amsterdam usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Brussels, Berlin, London or Barcelona. If you're looking to explore Paris, Brussels, Berlin, London or Barcelona from Amsterdam, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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