The flight route from Cardiff (CWL) to Amsterdam (AMS) is a popular route for air traffic in the United Kingdom. From 2 to 3 services per day and an average of 17 a week are operated between the two cities, and passengers can expect to arrive in Amsterdam within a flight time of only 1 hour and 25 minutes on a direct flight. KLM is one of the airlines offering a regular scheduled service on this route.
A particularly cheap air ticket will normally be available during off-peak times when demand is not as high. Avoiding school holidays and booking travel well in advance of the date of departure is also advisable. Low cost airlines currently do not operate on this route.
Flying to Amsterdam is the top choice for tourists as well as those heading to the Netherlands on business, because alternative modes of transport such as driving or taking either the train or coach usually involve a lengthy ferry crossing. By car, the distance of just under 660 miles would involve a journey time of between 8 and 10 hours. Catching a plane is therefore the fastest, most convenient and often the cheapest option. Onward travel from the airport in Amsterdam, which is officially called Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, is provided by trains, buses, taxis or hire car. Trains depart from the airport train station at regular intervals, taking less than 20 minutes to reach Amsterdam city centre. High speed trains also serve a number of other cities and towns throughout the country.