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  • Transfer time INV to Atlanta
    Oct 18, 2016
    Hi we are travelling in November to Atlanta from Inverness, Scotland we have 55 minutes transfer time is this sufficient and what is the procedure at the airport. All booked with KLM on one booking


    You will go through US Security questions and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • DTW - AMS - Edinburgh
    Oct 16, 2016
    Nov 23rd, we fly into Amsterdam from Detroit, USA for a connection onto Edinburgh Scotland. I believe we have to go through customs in Amsterdam. We have a 1 hr 45 minute lay over, is this enough time? We are on Delta out of Detroit / and partner KLM out of Amsterdam - and they just changed the flight time and narrowed our window lay over window, bit nervous this wont' be enough time now.


    No, you do not have to go through Immigration or Customs in Amsterdam since you are not entering the Schengen Area. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • Connection time to Thalys Train
    Oct 15, 2016
    Three of us are arriving from the US and will travel to Gent on the Thalys Train. If our plane lands at 9:05 AM, how much time should we allow to the Schiphol train platform? We will have carry-ons only, no checked luggage. Is it possible to purchase an open ticket for the train?


    No, you can't purchase open tickets on Thalys. I wouldn't look at a train before noon.


  • 55 Min from Arrivals 3 to Departures Gate C14
    Oct 12, 2016
    I will arrive on October 21st, 2016 to Amsterdam Airport from Detroit with Delta Airlines, and I have only 55min to get to departure gate C14 to Berlin, I have checked the last flights arriving from Detroit with Delta and they all arrived to this Arrivals 3 area, which is in the opposite side of the gates C departures. Is it enough time? What can I do to make the transfer faster through the passport control?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thanks a lot!


  • 1 hour
    Oct 10, 2016
    hi My parents will be traveling from valencia to indonesia with KLM and have 1 hour to transfer in AMS. They are not familiar with the airport and only speak spanish, would this time be enough? Does anyone know how far the arrival gate would be from the departure ? Its same booking


    They just have to go through Schengen Exit Passport control and to their departure gate. They have enough time. Amsterdam is very friendly to other language speakers since very few people speak Dutch.


  • What are my steps once I land in Amsterdam?
    Oct 9, 2016
    I am flying to Durham Tees Valley UK, from Minneapolis with a 3 hour layover in Amsterdam. Will i have to go through customs and fill out a landing card in Amsterdam?


    No, since you are not entering the Schengen Area, you just have to go through US Security questions and to your departure gate in Amsterdam.




  • Passport control
    Oct 6, 2016
    I arrive from Atlanta on Oct 8th and have a connecting flight to France that departs 55 min. from the time I arrive. I understand I have to go through passport control. Do I also retrieve and recheck bags? Is there an express line for such short connect times?


    No, you do not have to do anything with your bags. It's unlikely there will be a like in October.


  • US-AMS-Lisbon transfer time
    Oct 5, 2016
    We'll be flying into AMS on delta from US, and get on a non-connecting flight through TAP Portugal to Lisbon. How much time should we allow for layover to pick up luggage, re-checkin, and go through schegen entry? Thank you!


    I would want at least 3 hours.


    Thank you!!


  • Connecting from Vancouver to Delhi via AMS
    Oct 4, 2016
    hi There, My parents are travelling from Vancouver to Delhi via AMS. The connection time is One Hour. Does that suffice considering they wont be that agile. And do they need to pass thru both Security and Passport control


    Yes, that should be enough time. They won't have to go through Security or Passport control since they aren't entering the Schengen Area.


  • GOT/AMS/ATL- 1hour mins layover
    Oct 3, 2016
    Is 1 hour and minutes enough time to transfer from my Gothenburg, Sweden arrival to my Flight to Atlanta?


    55 minutes, sorry


    Yes, that should be just enough time. You will go through Schengen Exit Passport Control and US Security Questions in Amsterdam.


  • Transit Time
    Oct 1, 2016
    I plan to book the flight from Cardiff airport to Kuala Lumpur. The flight from Cardiff is expected to arrive 1hr10 before the departure time from AMS to KL. Is the 1 hour sufficient to walk to another terminal? In the event any delay of the flight from Cardiff, wht would be the arrangement?


    You don't have to change terminals. Amsterdam only has one terminal. All you have to do in Amsterdam is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Whether or not it's enough time in the case of a delay depends on the length of the delay.


  • Connecting to New York
    Sep 29, 2016
    We will be arriving to Schiphol from Budapest and departuring to New York: Is 1 hour enough to make the connection? Will I have to go through passport control? Thank you!


    Yes, you will go through Schengen exit passport control and US Security questions in Amsterdam. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • GLA - AMS - SYD
    Sep 26, 2016
    Hi there, I'm going to book a flight from Glasgow to Amsterdam and then a second booking from Amsterdam to Sydney (with other stops on the way). It works out better for me to book the 2 journeys separately, however I know that I will have to check in again when I get to Amsterdam airport. I will have 3 hours between the flights. I am wondering if anyone can advise whether this will be enough time to collect my bag from the first journey, get to the check in desk in Amsterdam, and then check in my baggage for a second time, go through security and get to the gate for the second journey. The airline from Glasgow to Amsterdam is Easyjet and the airline from Amsterdam to Sydney is China Southern. Any advice would very much appreciated. Many thanks.


    Yes, 3 hours should be enough time.


  • JRO - AMS - JFK
    Sep 25, 2016
    I am flying KLM from Kilimanjaro Airport, Arusha, TZ to JFK, New York and transfer in AMS, Amsterdam. Do I have to claim checked baggage? Pass through customs at AMS? Passport control? Security? Can I stay at the airside Yotel after completing all check-in procedures or am I in a different area of the airport?


    All you have to do in Amsterdam is go through security, US Security questions, and to your departure gate.


    Thanks for this info. Much appreciated. Do you know if Yotel is located in the same area of the airport?


    The Yotel is in the secure area. Yes.


  • ORD - AMS - ZRH
    Sep 21, 2016
    If I fly from Chicago to Zurich with a connecting flight in AMS, will I need to go through security and/or passport control when I land in AMS? And if I go through security/passport control in AMS, will I need to do so again when I land in Zurich? Thank you!


    Yes, in Amsterdam you will go through Schengen Entry passport control. You won't have to in Zurich.


    Thank you for the prompt reply! How much time does it usually take to get through Schengen Entry passport control? Would a two hour layover be sufficient? Thanks again!


    It's usually pretty fast. 2 Hours should be plenty of time.


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