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  • 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 21, 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.




    Hello, I have a flight from Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A., and I am transferring in Amsterdam to catch a flight to Humberside, UK. I only have an hour layover (assuming my flight from the US is on time). I checked online and it says I will go through a sort of passport check, but I'm assuming that people traveling into the UK are still being treated the same as EU citizens. I think my two concerns are that I'm pretty sure I'll be in the D gates as it's one of the little planes you have to be bussed out to that goes to Humberside, and I've also read a story that some people have experienced having to check in again to re-print boarding passes because they've landed on the day after their initial departure (I fly out on a Friday from the US, land on a Saturday in Amsterdam). So my questions are: 1) Are people flying into the UK going through the same routine as those flying into the EU still (considering it's no longer a part of the EU) where I'll be required to go through a passport check during my transfer?; 2) I cannot remember how early you need to be at the D gates before they start bussing people to the plane, and I'm wondering if anyone knows (I want to say it was 30 min before the plane is scheduled for departure they start bussing people to the plane, but I can't remember); 3) Will I be required to re-check in because of my landing date? 4) and ultimately my main question is regarding if people think I will have enough time for a transfer (I already plan on sprinting across the airport haha), but essentially the answers to these questions will probably help me determine how things will play out. If there's any additional notes as to whether I'll be going through any security lines or anything like that, I'd love to be informed. Thanks so much!


    I did not mean to post as a comment; you can disregard my question :)


  • 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.


  • EDI - AMS- JRO
    Sep 21, 2016
    We are flying to Kilimanjaro through Amsterdam from Edinburgh. Is 1 hour and 50 minutes enough time in between the AMS and JRO flights? both flights are KLM


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Amsterdam to Vilnius- layover too short?
    Sep 21, 2016
    Help!! I'm flying to Amsterdam from Houston and continuing on to Vilnius. I just now noticed that my layover in Amsterdam is only one hour. Other than calling Expedia, what do I do? How long to get through Customs??


    That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • DUS to IAH
    Sep 21, 2016
    I`m flying from DUS to Houston/TX with a layover from 60 minutes in Amsterdam...enough time for changing gate, security and passport control?


    Yes, that should be just enough time.


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