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  • NCL to Detroit via KLM and Delta
    Jan 28, 2016
    I have a 1 hour layover flying from Newcastle, England to Detroit. Will I have enough time and, will I have to go through security and passport control again?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do in AMS is the US security questions and go to your departure gate. There's no passport control since you aren't entering the Schengen Area.


  • From Rio de Janeiro to Dublin connecting in Schiphol
    Jan 27, 2016
    Hi! My mother is flying from Brazil (Rio de JAneiro) to Dublin and connecting in Schiphol. She is travelling alone and does not speak English or Dutch. I tried to reach KLM and the airport but they don't offer a service to have her escorted to the connection gate. Any advices on how to make this smooth?


    Tell her to try to make friends on her flight with another Brazilian who speaks either English or Dutch. She could also ask the Portuguese speaking flight attendants for help - they will be very familiar with AMS and can give her rough instructions on where she's supposed to go in Portuguese.


  • Transfer at Schipol, coming form UK, going to Singapore
    Jan 27, 2016
    Flying Manchester to Singapore, Sat 30th, have 1hr10min and will have boarding pass, with luggage booked thru. Do you have to go thru passport and/or security controls? Does Schengen affect this? Is it a long walk.


    No, you won't have to go through security or passport control in Amsterdam. You should have plenty of time.


    Thanks for your reply. Much apprecited


  • USA to Nice with connection in AMS
    Feb 18, 2016
    I am flying Delta to AMS arriving at 8:30 AM and hoping to make a 9:35 AM connection to Nice, France on KLM. Is that possible? Do I need to go through passport control in AMS?


    You should have enough time. Yes, you will go through Schengen passport control in Amsterdam.


    thanks for the prompt response. I forgot to indicate that I will be flying from USA to Amsterdam and then onto Nice France. In some websites I have read that the passport control requirements have changed, as far as you know do I still need to go through passport control? Thanks


    Yes, Amsterdam will still be your entry point to the Schengen area, so you will go through passport control.




    Thanks for quick reply!


    Jan 21, 2016
    Traveling from Calgary to Cardiff via AMS with 50 minutes connection time. Is this possible. We have UK passports.


    Yes, it's possible. All you should have to do in Amsterdam is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thanks. No security or passport control?


    No, you aren't entering the Schengen Area so no passport control and I believe the security you will go through in Calgary meets EU standards.


  • madrid-mexico
    Jan 19, 2016
    I'm going to mexico from madrid with layover in Amsterdam. Landing in amsterdam at 1pm and leaving to mexico at 2.30pm. Do I need to go through passport control?


    Yes, since you are entering the Schengen Area in Amsterdam you will go through Schengen entry passport control and security in Amsterdam.


  • AMS transfer time
    Jan 19, 2016
    We will be traveling from the US to AMS via KLM and arriving at 7:20 am. We will then have a 10:05 am flight to Barcelona via Vueling with checked bags. Will this be enough time?


    That should be enough time as long as your KLM flight is on-time.


  • Delta to KLM
    Jan 19, 2016
    In June we will be flying from ATl to Vienna. We have a layover in Amsterdam with our Delta flight arriving at 6am In Amsterdam and our KLM flight departing for Vienna at 6:50. Should we have any problems? I know if we miss the flight KLM will get us on the next one but I'd like to get to Vienna asap


    You will have to hope your Delta flight is on-time and hurry in order to make this connection.


  • US to AMS to Copenhagen
    Jan 19, 2016
    We are looking at flights from the US to Copenhagen via Amsterdam. Will we have to go through customs in Amsterdam or in Copenhagen? And is 1 hr 15 min enough time in AMS to get through customs (if we have to do it there)? Other flights have a 2 hr layover in AMS -- would that be better?


    You will go through Schengen Passport control in Amsterdam. A 2 hour layover would be better.


    Thank you! This is a great resource!


  • Heathrow-AMS-LAX
    Jan 17, 2016
    Never been to this airport, do you think 1hr40min connection is long enough to transfer to a Los Angeles flight fro London?


    Yes that should be just enough time.


  • AMS connection from Merseille, France to Delhi, INDIA (KLM)
    Jan 15, 2016
    I am having same boarding pass. I am coming from Marseille, France by AIR France flight. it will reach at 11:35am at AMS airport and my next flight departure at 12:45pm. Just after 1hour 10min. Whether this time would be enough to catch the flight. What is the easiest way to catch my connecting flight ASAP.


    Just follow the signs to your departure gate. You will go through Schengen Exit Passport control (a brief process) on your way. You should have enough time.


  • AMS connection from Delta to Jet Airways
    Jan 14, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from US, San Fransisco on Delta to Amstardam and then take Jet Airways flight to Bombay,India. I have 2 hrs in between the flight. Is that enough time? Will I make it if the airline is different?


    Assuming all tickets are on the same reservation that should be enough time. All you will have to do in that case is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Amsterdam.


  • Separate tickets connection
    Jan 12, 2016
    I'm have two separate tickets: Anchorage (USA) to AMS via Delta (arrival 8:15am) and AMS to Kigali (Rwanda), departure 9.55am. I don't believe it's possible to make a connection, however, what are those steps? Get out of plane, run for luggage (is customs before or after?) then run back to KLM station to check in to the next flight? Is anyone done some crazy stuff like this? what about time frame? I've called both Delta and KLM to see if they can transfer the luggage, they said no. I don't want to be stuck in AMS for 24 hours:)


    You will have to go through passport control, then run to the baggage claim than run it to the KLM check in desk. It is possible if the Delta flight arrives on-time or early and things go smoothly.


  • flight
    Jan 13, 2016
    I am flying into Amsterdam from IAD on United flight. There is a 2hr layover before I catch my flight to Vienna. Is this sufficient time?


    If you have checked baggage and two separate reservations it will be difficult. If you don't have checked bags or your bags are checked through I think you can make it.


    My flight to Vienna is with Austrian airlines. We will not have any checked bags just carry on. Will we just go through passport control?


    Yes, you will still go through passport control as you will be entering the Schengen Area in Amsterdam. You have plenty of time.


    One more thing: well we have to go through security again? Or once I'm done with passport control I can just go to my connecting flight gate. Thanks for your help! This has been very helpful


    Since you're coming from the US You should not have to go through security again in Amsterdam.


  • Connection LAX-AMS-JRO
    Jan 12, 2016
    Flying from Los Angeles to Kilimanjaro on KLM through AMS. US citizen. Transfer time is only 1hr, 10min. Is this enough time?


    Yes, if your flight from LAX is on-time that should be sufficient. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


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