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  • 2 separate tickets, do I need a visa to re-check luggage?
    Mar 18, 2016
    Hi! I'm flying through Amsterdam from Kyiv (1 ticket) and then from AMS to KL. Looks like there's no way to check in the luggage from Kyiv straight to KL. Do I need a Schengen visa to exit the airport, collect luggage and check in to the second flight? Also, how much time should be budgeted for that (haven't bought the Kyiv-AMS ticket yet). Thank you!


    Yes, you will need a Schengen Transit Visa and about 3 hours in AMS to make this transfer if you travel on two separate tickets.


  • BCN to KUL with connection at Amsterdam
    Mar 17, 2016
    I fly from Barcelona to Kuala Lumpur with connection at Amsterdam, the transit time is only 1 hour. Is this too close of a connection? The tickets are from KLM Airlines.


    That should be enough time. You will have to go through Schengen exit passport control in Amsterdam, where some people have been reporting some problems lately.


  • Arriving Schengen, departing non Schengen
    Mar 15, 2016
    Flying ARN to AMS on KLM and connecting to Delta to USA. What checkpoints do I go thru and how much time will it take? I have 2 hours between flights


    You will just go through Schengen Exit passport control and to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


  • Transfer
    Mar 15, 2016
    I will be arriving from Durham tees valley airport to Schiphol and catching a Delta flight to Seattle in 1.3 hours later .what is the transfer time and what terminal do I arrive at and what terminal do I leave.


    You should have enough time. Amsterdam only has one terminal.


  • i have only layover 1:45 hr at AMS airport (cairo-Los Angeles)
    Mar 14, 2016
    I have only 1:45 hr layover at AMS airport , i booked all the flight on KLM from Cairo-AMS- Los Angeles, is this enough time ? do i have to pass the customs and to recollect my Baggage at AMS?


    You don't go through customs or collect your baggage because you are not entering the Schengen Area. You just have to go through security and to your departure gate.


    Also you should have enough time.


  • check in
    Mar 10, 2016
    Hello I'm flying with klm lagos to Newcastle via amsterdam. Will I need to go to check in when I land or do I go straight to the terminal of my connecting flight


    Amsterdam only has one terminal. You just have to go through security and to your departure gate.


  • 40 mins transfer time with KLM ZUR > SCH > LEEDS
    Mar 10, 2016
    Flying tomorrow from Zurich to Schipol to Leeds with a connected single booking all the way through with KLM. I have only hand luggage. Switzerland is Schengen but UK is non-Schengen, both flights are KLM, will 40 minutes give me enough time ? My Zurich leg arrives into Schipol at 20:55


    That will be very difficult as you will have to go through Schengen Exit passport control in AMS. For future reference, the code for Zurich is ZRH and the code for Amsterdam is AMS.


  • Marseille to Toronto canada, stopover in AMS
    Mar 9, 2016
    I have 55 minutes to catch my next flight, no checked bags, will it be enough time to catch it?


    If both flights are on the same reservation that should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to go through Schengen exit passport control in Amsterdam. People have been reporting issues with exit passport control in Amsterdam lately.


  • adequate connection time?
    Mar 9, 2016
    I'm flying from Salt Lake City to Amsterdam and then have 1 hour 45 minutes before a connecting flight to Basel. Both flights are KLM. Is that enough time for checked baggage or should I just do carry-on?


    Yes, that is enough time. If both flights are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your baggage in Amsterdam.


    Thank you for your response


    Mar 8, 2016
    Hello i have 1 hour to get from a connecting flight from Madrid (Air Europa) for a flight to Toronto, Canada (Jet Airways). do you think this is possible at AMS? thank you! a speedy response is much appreciated!


    Is it one reservation or two separate reservations?


    hell! booked under flight hub, paid for the flights altogether if that is what you mean




    Then yes, that is probably enough time.


  • connection time
    Mar 5, 2016
    hello. im flying from Houston to AMS arriving United 8:15am. then taking separate flight on vueling at 11am to rome. is that enough time with passport control. No checked bags (only carry on).


    Yes, that should be enough time. Since you don't have checked bags you can just go through passport control and straight to your departure gate if you already have your Vueling boarding pass.


  • Finland to Amsterdam to USA
    Mar 8, 2016
    I am arriving at AMS on KLM from Helsinki at 0830 with a connecting Delta flight at 0950 to USA.Will that be enough time for us to make our connections.Do we go through passport or security checks Do those airlines share the same terminals? Thank you Our luggage is checked through


    Arriving in AMS from Helsinki on KLM at 0835.I then connect to Delta flight to USA at 0950.Luggage has been checked through.Is that enough time to make our flight ? Do we need to go through security or passport checks prior to our departing flight?Thank you


    You will go through Schengen exit passport control. You should have enough time.


  • Enough time for connection
    Mar 8, 2016
    I am traveling with KLM from Edmonton to Zagreb , and I have just 55 min between flights. Traveling with Croatia Airlines to Zagreb. I so that Croatia airlines is on terminal D but I don't know on what terminal Wil we come with KLM..


    Amsterdam only has one terminal.


    I don't care about terminals I just want to know will 55 min. be enough to get on my conected flight.


    If it's two separate reservations I don't think it's enough time. With checked bags it would be completely impossible.


    It is conected flight


    Still difficult, but not impossible.


  • Connection time on published fare
    Feb 25, 2016
    I am considering a published flight KLM/Delta (codeshare) from Salt Lake City to AMS connecting to a KLM/Delta flight to Venice. Connecting time is 55 minutes. Is this even possible?


    It's possible, but doesn't leave any time to spare if there are any delays.


  • 40 Minutes connection in AMS > ZRH-AMS-EDI luggage?
    Feb 25, 2016
    Hi all, nice blog!! Flying from ZRH to EDi through AMS with a connecting time of 40 minutes. Any experiences if the luggage will make it in this short time? Flying KLM. Thanks alot.


    That will be tough considering you will have to go through Schengen Exit Passport Control, which is reportedly quite backed up recently.


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