What do you need to know about flights from Dublin to Amsterdam ?

Trazler explains everything you need to know about flights from Dublin to Amsterdam, from the cheapest time of the year to travel to how to the various ways to get to the city centre from Schiphol.

If you’re looking to travel to the vibrant city of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, from Dublin, then you’re in the right place. Whether you’re visiting Amsterdam for business or pleasure, plenty of flights are available.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about flights between these two popular destinations, from general information about flights to the best time of the year to travel to Amsterdam. Also, if you’re wondering how to get from Schipol (Amsterdam’s international airport) to the city centre, look no further!  

So sit back, relax, and let us guide you through your journey from Dublin to Amsterdam!

General information about flights from Dublin to Amsterdam

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A view of Amsterdam at night

Which airport will I arrive at in Amsterdam?

You will arrive at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam’s international airport. It is 17 km southwest of the city centre. 

How long does the flight from Dublin to Amsterdam take?

A flight from Dublin to Amsterdam will usually take 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Are the flights from Dublin to Amsterdam non-stop?

Yes, flights from Dublin to Amsterdam are non-stop. This means that you won’t have to take a connecting flight when you travel.

What’s the time difference between Dublin and Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is one hour ahead of Dublin. 

How many flights from Dublin to Amsterdam are there each week?

Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam are rather common: there are roughly 300 weekly flights.

Which airlines offer direct flights from Dublin to Amsterdam?

The airlines that let you fly direct from Dublin to Amsterdam include Aer Lingus, KLM, Ryanair, and KLM Cityhopper.

Booking flights from Dublin to Faro in advance

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An aeroplane on the runway

It’s best that you book your flight tickets ahead of time to get the lower prices. In general, you should purchase your flight tickets at least one month before landing in Amsterdam. 

Some travel websites show that you can get flight tickets that can be 30% cheaper for the same flight if booked one month in advance.

Flight tickets can be bought at the lowest prices if you book them even earlier. On average, the cheapest tickets from Dublin to Amsterdam were found when booked 2 months in advance.

When are the cheapest months to fly from Dublin to Amsterdam?

The cheapest time of the year to travel to Amsterdam from Dublin is from spring to early summer (March to June). Of the four months, April and May are the cheapest. 

You can book flights to Amsterdam from Dublin for 39 € in April and May. March and June are slightly more expensive, with tickets costing roughly 45 €. Usually, it’s slightly more expensive to catch a morning flight.

How to prepare your flight from Dublin to Amsterdam

Required documents

When travelling from Dublin to Amsterdam, you will need to have a valid passport. If your passport is out of date, you can apply to have it renewed here. Usually, it will take 10 to 15 days to renew a passport online. By post, renewal can take up to 8 weeks. 

Read here for a detailed look at passport renewal fees.

Currently, there are no more covid-related restrictions when travelling from Ireland to the Netherlands. You won’t be required to prove that you are vaccinated or that you test negative.

Bring also your boarding passes. You can check in online before you arrive at the airport in Dublin. However, if you don’t have online tickets, you need to come to the airport to check-in. Make sure you have enough time to check in.

Arriving at Dublin airport

As is the case for most flights, you need to be at the airport at least two hours before your flight leaves. This is to guarantee that you have enough time to go through check-in and security without missing your flight. You will need to be at your gate before boarding closes. 

You can fast-track security at Dublin airport. For a small fee (6 to 8 €), you can pass through security in less than 10 minutes. 

Travelling from Schipol Airport to Amsterdam Centre

By bus

Bus 397, also called the Amsterdam Airport Express, can take you from Schiphol to the city centre. You can find the bus by the airport’s main hall. You will recognise the bus by its bright red colour.

The bus takes around 30 minutes. The journey can take longer if the bus is delayed by traffic.

The bus ticket is valid for up to 90 minutes, so you can get other forms of public transport for free if you need to.

Buses run from 5 am to 12:30 am. They leave Schiphol multiple times per hour.

A bus ticket costs 6.50 € per passenger. You can also purchase an Amsterdam City Travel Ticket for unlimited use of Amsterdam’s public transport. This ticket costs 18 € per person. 

You can buy your ticket at the airport at the Public Transport Service booth by stops B9 to B15. You can also buy the ticket online

By train

You can also take the train from Schiphol to the city centre. The train that runs is the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch National Rail). This train goes directly from the airport to Amsterdam Central station.

The train usually takes 14-17 minutes and costs 5.50 € per passenger. You will have to pay 1 € extra if you buy a disposable ticket.

Purchase your train ticket at a ticket machine inside the airport, or you can go to a ticket desk. You can also go online to buy your ticket.

If your desired destination isn’t Amsterdam Centraal, you can take the train that goes to Amsterdam Zuid station. This train takes 6 minutes to get from Schiphol to Amsterdam Zuid. The train ticket is slightly cheaper, costing roughly 4 €.

Amsterdam Zuid station isn’t far from the city centre. It’s a convenient option if you are staying in the south of Amsterdam. If you aren’t, you can take the metro from Amsterdam Zuid station to go to your desired destination. 

By taxi

If you don’t want to take public transport, you can take a private taxi. The taxis are by the main entrance of the airport. There’s no fixed price for taxis in Amsterdam, as they charge customers on a metered basis.

Taxis are a very convenient option to go from Schiphol to your accommodation. Be aware that taxis can sometimes be delayed by traffic, which makes the journey more expensive. 

By Schiphol Hotel Shuttle

The Schiphol Hotel Shuttle takes passengers from Schiphol to many hotels in Amsterdam. The shuttle is on platform A7 at the airport.

Shuttles arrive at Schiphol every 30 minutes. They run from 6 am to 9:30 pm.

The shuttle is a shared service that holds up to 8 passengers. The journey time varies depending on the number of passengers and the stops where each passenger gets off. 

The shuttle costs 19 € per passenger. You can get a lower price if you travel with a big group.

Purchase your shuttle ticket at Arrival 4 at the airport. You can also get your ticket online on the I Am Amsterdam website.

We hope this guide has provided you with useful information to plan your upcoming trip from Dublin to Amsterdam. With regular flights available from Dublin to Amsterdam, it’s easier than ever to explore this popular European capital. 

Planning your journey has also never been so simple. With Trazler, you can book flight tickets, accommodation, and car rentals all on the same platform. Our easy-to-use website aims to offer you a hassle-free experience. We believe that planning a journey shouldn’t have to be stressful!

So what are you waiting for? Book your flight today and get ready to experience all that Amsterdam has to offer!

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