Your trip is planned, your leave from work is booked and you are ready to rumble. The question is, ‘How to reach Amsterdam?’ Here’s the simple answer: it depends on where you are travelling from, your travel budget and the amount of time you are willing to spend in transit. If you are traveling from India, you will have to fly into Amsterdam. Major cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore have direct flights that can get you there within nine to eleven hours; however, there are a host of indirect routes that can often work out cheaper. If you have a little bit of time to spend or are flexible with your route, it might be a good idea to explore different flight routes and get the best value for your money.
If you are already in Europe, you have more options to choose from. You can fly into Amsterdam, either with a traditional carrier or one of Europe’s many low-cost airlines like Vueling, Easy Jet and Ryan Air. Though cheaper, these low-cost carriers can often be unpredictable in service and timings, and may slap on unnecessary fees for extras so be careful when booking. Another great way to get around Europe is to take the train. Amsterdam is part of the Eurostar network, which makes it easy and cheap to get around Europe on wheels. In addition, taking the train allows you to soak in the natural beauty of smaller towns and the country side as you pass through them. For travellers on a budget, taking a bus is the way to go – the journey will be slightly longer than a traditional train route, but will be lighter on the pocket and still offer fantastic views of Europe’s natural beauty. If you are curious about the capital of the Netherlands and want to learn more about how to reach Amsterdam, visit your local SOTC branch and we will fill you in on everything you need to know about Amsterdam tour .