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Overview: Bus from Edinburgh to Amsterdam

distanceDistance409 miles (659 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Edinburgh to Amsterdam cover the 409 miles (659 km) long trip with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).

Bus companies

Bus between Edinburgh and Amsterdam with National Express

Travel between Edinburgh and Amsterdam on National Express buses with Omio. When comparing schedules 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 leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses 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 traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses 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 Edinburgh - Amsterdam bus: 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.

    When purchasing your National Express bus tickets between Edinburgh and Amsterdam, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • 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.

    Travel Tips

    Bus to Amsterdam from Edinburgh
    Take the bus 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 Edinburgh to Amsterdam.
    What are the travel restrictions for Amsterdam, Netherlands if I'm coming from Edinburgh, United Kingdom by bus?

    Travel between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, Netherlands by bus is: Partially open.

    What is the status of international entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom?

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

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Edinburgh?

    Conditions of entry:

    • 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

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

    When traveling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    The information above was last checked on 12/7/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Amsterdam from Edinburgh before traveling.

    What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by bus to Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

    The restriction level for your return bus to Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Amsterdam is: Partially open.

    Is my return bus into Edinburgh from Amsterdam restricted?

    International entry 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?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • 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

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

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

    • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Regional advice

    Last checked on 12/7/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Edinburgh from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here here.

    How far is Amsterdam from Edinburgh by bus?
    You should expect to travel around 409 miles (659 km)  from Edinburgh to Amsterdam by bus.
    What is the departure bus station in Edinburgh and arrival bus station in Amsterdam?

    When taking a bus from Edinburgh, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. When you arrive in Amsterdam, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk), Amsterdam, Centraal and Amsterdam, Amstel.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Edinburgh Waverley   to Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).

    Where do I find the Edinburgh bus station to Amsterdam? Where is the Amsterdam bus station?

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0.2 miles (429 m) from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and need to travel approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) from the bus station to the city center in Amsterdam.

    What bus providers go from Edinburgh to Amsterdam?
    If you're looking for buses from Edinburgh to Amsterdam, you can rely on National Express to get you to Amsterdam. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Edinburgh to Amsterdam route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.