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  • 1 hour connection time
    May 25, 2013
    1
    I will be arriving into Amsterdam from the US on Monday and have one hour to connect to an Air Baltic flight. Do you know the best way to get through customs and where the Air Baltic flights leave from?

     

    Open http://www.schiphol.nl/Travellers/FlightInformation/Timetable/TimetableOverview.htm and complete the search area of the Schiphol flight time table. On arrival you need to go through non-Schengen passport control, proceed to baggage belts on round level, & go through customs. Note: Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B, C & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (Arrivals 1 & 2 and Arrivals 3 & 4 are on opposite sides of the center.) One hour is tight, but doable.

     

  • Garuda flight to Alitalia flight
    May 23, 2013
    1
    Hi, I will be flying into Amsterdam on a Garuda flight coming from Jakarta Indonesia at 7:20am. I need to connect to an Alitalia flight going to Rome, which departs at 12:30pm. Can anyone advise on what I need to do and which terminal I should go to? Do I need to clear customs and get my luggage? And can I check in for my Alitalia flight earlier, and do I have time in between to visit downtown amsterdam?

     

    On arrival at AMS, you need to go through non-Schengen passport check. AMS does not list its airline gates; however, Schiphol Airport has one large terminal with 'Piers' (Concourses B-D, D, E, F, G-H & M). Gate-to-Gate transfers: B & C gates are at the very right end of the bow-shaped terminal; north of it are the C gates arranged in a Y-shape; around the bend are the E gates, followed in the center by the F gates; right thereafter is entry to the G, H & M gates (G gates are to the right, H & M gates to the left). NOTE: Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B, C & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (Arrivals 1 & 2 and Arrivals 3 & 4 are on opposite sides of the center.) Inquire at the Information counter as to feasibility of leaving the Airport.

     

  • 60 minute connection time
    May 22, 2013
    1
    I will be coming from Paris to the US and have a 60 minute connection in Amsterdam. I will be flying KLM. Is that 60 minutes enough time? My ticket does not give gate numbers.

     

    You have enough time for transfer at AMS: Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B, C & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (Arrivals 1 & 2 and Arrivals 3 & 4 are on opposite sides of the center.)

     

  • D Wilson
    May 21, 2013
    2
    Travelling from EDI to Nice on KLM with handluggage only with a 40 minute connection. Will I have to go through immigration on the outward journey, but not on the way back? From memory KLM from Edinburgh arrives at Concourse A and departures to Nice are from C? Is 40 minutes enough and are there 'fast-tracks' through immigration if required. Any assistance will be appreciated

     

    If UK is one of the Schengen countries, you need not go through passport control. Schiphol has no Concourse A. Gate-to-gate transfers: B & C gates are at the very right end of the bow-shaped terminal; north of it are the C gates arranged in a Y-shape; around the bend are the E gates, followed in the center by the F gates; right thereafter is entry to the G, H & M gates (G gates are to the right, H & M gates to the left). Walking time from the entry of B or C gates all the way over to the entry of G, H or M gates would take about 15 mins. Walking to the end of B gates takes 15 mins; for the C gates 7 mins; for the D gates 8 mins; for the E gates 1 min; for the F gates in the Center 2 mins; for the G gates 5 mins; and for the H & M gates 7 mins.

     

    The U.K. is not a schengen country. You'll go through passport Control in AMS when transfering from the non-schengen to Schengen parts of the airport. You should have enough time. AMS handles tight connections all the time.

     

  • is 50 min connection time enough
    May 20, 2013
    1
    I am flying from MSP to AMS (Delta600) and need to connect flight to DEL (India) (Delta9574). Due to flight delay I only have 50 min layover, is it enough time?

     

    On arrival at AMS you need to go through non-Schengen passport control; poceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level), claim bags & go through Customs & re-check-in bags where indicated. Then proceed to your connecting gate. 50 minutes is extremely tight, but doable if you familiarize yourself with AMS layout & transfer. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ams then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • Sufficient Transfer Time
    May 19, 2013
    1
    I`m arriving with KLM from Angola on Sunday morning at 04:45am and leaving for Glasgow, Scotland also with KLM at 07:15am. I have trouble walking fast because of an injury. Should I arrange a wheelchair?

     

    Wheelchairs are usually ordered when making airline reservations; or should be made with the airline at least a day prior to departure. Another option is to alert your flight attendant of your need to have a wheelchair available.

     

  • 40 min transfer
    May 6, 2013
    1
    Arriving from Nuremberg 20th may at 15.35. Next flight leaves at 16.15 to Aberdeen via KLM. Is this enough time for me and my luggage? Hopefully luggage can go without me collecting.

     

    Yes, since Nuremberg and Amsterdam are all within Schengen you won't have any immigration on arrival in Amsterdam. It should be enough time. AMS is built for tight connections.

     

  • Is1 hr transfer time enough at Amsterdam
    Apr 30, 2013
    2
    I will be taking a flight from Rome to Calgary this july. Will need to take a connecting flight at AMS. Book flights with KLM. Rome to AMS flight is operated by Altalia. Do I have to pick up luggageat transfer? Do the luggage directly go to the final destination?

     

    You won't have to do anything with your baggage in Amsterdam.

     

    On arrival at AMS you need to go through non-Schengen passport control, then proceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level), claim bags & go through Customs for security check. If you have nothing to declare proceed to the arrivals hall through the green passageway. Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B, C & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (Arrivals 1 & 2 and Arrivals 3 & 4 are on opposite sides of the center.)

     

  • connection time
    Apr 16, 2013
    1
    I am arriving from Florence en route to Los Angeles through AMS. The flight I'd like to take has only 50 minute connection time between landing and take-off on the flight to LA. Is that enough to pass through passport control? I will not have checked any luggage -- it is all carry-on.

     

    Since both Italy and the Netherlands are within Schengen you will not have to do any immigration in Amsterdam. You will just have to go through security at the gate.

     

  • 55 minute transfer intra-alliance
    Apr 17, 2013
    2
    Hello. I am travelling in September from London to IAD and have planned for a 55 minute transfer intra-alliance (AF-UA). Would this be possible? The itinerary planned is as follows: AF5181 arriving in AMS @ 1005 UA947 departing AMS @ 1100

     

    At AMS, all passengers need to go through Passport Control - follow the signs for 'Baggage Hall' & 'Arrivals Hall'; then go through passport control and poceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level). 55 minutes is extremely tight. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ams then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    Thank you for your response. I'll keep that in mind and RUN!!!

     

  • Transfer between terminals
    Apr 16, 2013
    1
    I am arriving on Delta from Boston at 5:30 a.m.and going to wherever Transvia departs from. Is this an easy connection?

     

    Search Transavia.com or open http://www.schiphol.nl/Travellers/FlightInformation/Departures.htm

     

  • New Rules for Connecting Flights?
    Apr 5, 2013
    2
    I have a flight in July from Seattle to AMS on Delta that arrives at 8:30 am and then I want to book a connecting flight on Alitalia (KLM codeshare) to Florence (our actual destination) that leaves at 9:55 am, so only an 1 hr 25 min. to connect. Delta said initially that they could book our luggage through and we wouldn't have to clear customs. Then, they checked and said the law just changed so now we have to get our luggage and clear customs before catching our flight to Florence. (1) Is this true (2) if so, is 1 hr, 25 minutes enough? - We are sitting in the 1st row in 1st class and have priority on our luggage; (3) if we were to miss the connection bc we didn't have enough time, what are our options - will they rebook us? It's 2 separate tickets bc our Delta flight is one is using miles and I have to purchase the second one. There are other options w KLM or AF, but they all require an additional connection (mostly through Paris), so not ideal. We are traveling with a baby and coming off an overnight flight, so we would like to the direct flight. Any assistance would be appreciated bc I have never been to AMS airport. I am also not sure of gate distance, etc.

     

    Schiphol Airport has one passenger terminal with Piers (Concourses) B through H & M. On arrival at AMS, follow signs to Baggage Hall on ground level, claim bags, go through customs, enter arrivals hall with your bags in tow, proceed to the departures level one level up, check in your bags with Alitalia/KLM, get your boarding pass and proceed to your gate. Your time should be enough as you will be the first ones exiting the arriving plane. I strongly suggest that you open www.ifly.com/ams then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text and pay attention to Flight transfer & transfer times.

     

    Thanks. Are you aware of whether there is a new rule that just now applies that requires us to go through Customs to get our bags? We should have the second leg boarding passes already and the two airlines are partners.

     

  • from airline to train
    Apr 4, 2013
    1
    i am arriving from sfo at 9:15. Is it possible to catch a train to cologne at 10:15? I have no luggage to wait for. How long would the custom clearance usually take?

     

    One hour transfer time at AMS will suffice. The Schiphol local train station is directly below the passenger terminal, For train connections open: schiphol.nl/Travellers/ToFromSchiphol/PublicTransport/TrainConnectionsInternational.htm

     

  • Connection Info
    Apr 1, 2013
    2
    Our Delta flight lands in Amsterdam at 6:25 a.m.and and connects with a KLM flight at 7:20 a.m. Is that enough time to make it to the KLM gate? Also, must we go through customs first?

     

    The procedure differs depending on where your KLM flight is to (Schengen or non-schengen) However, KLM and AMS are used to handling tight connections like this and many security lines feature "close connection" lines which you can use if your flight is on the list.

     

    Thanks so much for your kind and helpful response. Our flight out of Amsterdam is to Rome and I do believe that Italy is a Schengen country; hopefully that will be to our advantage.

     

  • connecting flights
    Mar 28, 2013
    1
    I am flying into schiphol airport on 17/05/2013 from aberdeen, with a connecting flight to hannover. Once through customs do I have to collect baggage or is it automatically put on connecting flight. Also does anyone know what gate I would need to go to or how you connect to next flight as not much time between flights.

     

    In general, same airline for both flights or fights by more than one airline, but on a single ticket, will automatically transfer. However, some airlines don't transfer to a particular other airline. Your ticket and the overhead screens on arrival indicate your flight & gate number, i.e. AF45 (code for Air France, gate 45). I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ams then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     





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