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  • From DUB-AMS-BKK
    Oct 17, 2013
    1
    Hi. I'm planning to fly from Dublin to Bangkok (Thailand) by transiting in Amsterdam. I have 1 hour 25 minutes between arrival to AMS and departure for BKK. Would this amount of time be sufficient? Considering that I'm a non-EU national and my flight would be at the end of December this year. Thank you very much.

     

    Your transfer time should suffice. 1. Arrivals from a non-Schengen (foreign) country: note that the passport will be checked upon arrival at, and departure from, Amsterdam Airport. On arrival, after passport control, follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve your bags, & go through customs for security check. 2. if connecting to a non-Schengen country, security check will be at the gate. 3. 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.)

     

  • Ist-AMS-Paris Connection
    Oct 9, 2013
    2
    I'm flying in from Istanbul with KLM (operated by KLM) and then to Paris also with Air France (operated by KLM). The transfer time is 45 min. Is this time enough? I have non-EU passport. What is the transfer procedure? Should I collect my luggage, check-in, go to security and passport check, or should I go directly to the gate?

     

    1. At AMS, Arrivals from a non-Schengen (foreign) country: note that the passport will be checked upon arrival at, and departure from, Amsterdam Airport. On arrival, after passport control, follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve your bags, & go through customs for security check. If you have nothing to declare, proceed to the Arrivals Hall through the green passage way (this area also has the main exit & train station). 2. 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.) 3. Look at overhead screens to find your connecting flight & gate numbers. 45 mins is tight but doable.

     

    Thank you very much, very helpful.

     

  • Non-eu to non-eu flight
    Sep 21, 2013
    1
    Hi, I will transit first time via Schiphol. Serbia to UK. Connecting flight is by Easyjet. I have only one hand bag (no hold luggage). Do I have to pass passport control at this airport and how long would it take from arrivals 2 to gates H. Thanks in advance.

     

    Unless Serbia is a Schengen-Country member, non-Schengen arrivals & departures need to go through passport check. Arrivals 2 leads up to Departures 2 which uses the E gates; prior to boarding you need to go through security check. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ams, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • transfer arrival to departure
    Sep 3, 2013
    1
    Hi, we will be flying from Manchester to ams to catch a flight to Chicago. there is a hour between landing and the following take off. is this enough time? all flights are with KLM will we need to collect baggage,go through security checks etc? how far apart are the terminal /arrival departure gates? All seemed ok when I booked with travel agent but they say it is fine. I just need some reassurance !!!! cheers phil

     

    You shouldn't have to claim your baggage - there will just be security at the gate. You won't know your exact gates until day of departure but AMS is made for tight connections.

     

  • Connection
    Sep 3, 2013
    1
    We are traveling from MSP to AMS via DELTA then on to VCE on Alitalia with a 55 minute layover. Is this enough time to make our connecting flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. AMS is made for tight connections.

     

  • airport transit and visa
    Sep 2, 2013
    3
    hi i am planning to go to gerrmany and going to book a ticket soon. i want to fly from jakarta to stuttgart with KLM, im wondering if i need to take my baggage and re check it during my transit in amsterdam? it says that the airplane from amsterdam to stuttgart is operated by KLM cityhopper flight 1869 i have a visa that says its valid for germany (a long stay vsa type D), is it ok if i transit in amsterdam? Thank you

     

    You will clear Schengen immigration in Amsterdam but your baggage should be transferred automatically. I'm not an expert in Visa laws, but since both Amsterdam and Stuttgart are in Schengen and you have an onward ticket to Germany you should be OK with the visa you have.

     

    hi thanks for the answer,this is my first time flying. which gate do i need to go? is 2 hours enough time to reach the gate from my arrival gate?

     

    You won't know the exact gates until you get to Amsterdam. AMS is made for tight connections. If you get lost or need help KLM will have people there to help.

     

  • connection
    Aug 21, 2013
    1
    hello! I'm flying from Moscow to Rome via Amsterdam by KLM. Connection in Amsterdam 55 minutes. Where usually arrives e departs KLM? If this is one company do I need to get my baggage? Thanks

     

    At AMS, arrivals from a non-Schengen (foreign) country go through passport control, follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve bags, & go through customs for security check. If you have nothing to declare, proceed to the Arrivals Hall through the green passage way (this area also has the main exit & train station). Your bags will automatically be transferred to your Rome departure. When transferring to a Schengen (Italy) flight, passengers need to go through ticket control & security check. Your boarding pass and the overhead screens on arrival will tell you at which gate KLM will depart from to Rome. There is only one terminal with Concourses & gates B-C, D, E, F, G-H & M. Walking time fromB to M would take 15 minutes. You should be able to make it on time.

     

  • enough time ?
    Aug 18, 2013
    1
    i'm flying out on 21/08/2013 manchester to ams to Atlanta have only 55 mins for transfer is this long enough thanks .

     

    Arrivals from a non-Schengen country (U.K.): passport will be checked; thereafter, follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve your bags, & go through customs for security check. Connecting to a non-Schengen country (U.S.): security check will be at the gate. Schiphol has Piers B-C, D, E, F, G-H & M, and your arrival/departure depends on which airline(s) you take. 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.). 55 mins transfer time is extremely tight.

     

  • Connecting in Amsterdam for flight to Kiev
    Aug 25, 2013
    1
    I'm flying Delta from us to Amsterdam and will only have 60 min to connect to a flight to Kiev, Ukraine (operated by KLm). Is that enough time? Will the Delta flight from US fly into terminal near the gate for Kiev flight? Do I have to clear security again?

     

    That's a bit tight, but doable. It's doable if, and only if, you are able to check any baggage through from the US to the final destination. (I was able to do this Delta-KLM) It's highly likely you will have to clear a passport control/security checkpoint between planes. Doing this, and retrieving and re-checking baggage would make this transfer nigh impossible. (I recently flew from the USA to Oslo through AMS, and could have made a 1 hour connection...barely. If there is a convenient flight within 1-2 hours after your currently planned Kiev flight, I would suggest at least trying to reschedule for the later flight. If not, hustle to the "Transfer" desk ASAP after getting off in AMS, and hustle, hustle, hustle.

     

  • transfer
    Aug 4, 2013
    2
    flying from Nuremberg Germany through klm then transferring to a Malaysia airline in Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) with only 1 10 mins to spare. anyone know what process I have to go through and if 1 10 mins is enough. how far is klm (city hopper) gate from the Malaysia airline gate? trying to plan ahead cuz I am travelling with my 7 year old child.

     

    As KLM & Malaysia (MH) airlines belong to different Alliances, make sure that KLM will transfer bags to MH connection. (If not you would have to claim your bags and re-check them in with MH). On arrival, look at overhead screens and find your MH flight number and gate, then simply follow signs to your connecting gate, where you will need to go through security check first. The bow-shaped termnal has B through M gates - walking all the way from B to M would only take 15 mins.

     

    my bags are automatically transferred cuz it says malaysia airlines Operated by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines wow, 15 minutes that is a long walk. thanks for replying.

     

  • LUX, AMSTERDAM, ATL
    Jul 15, 2013
    2
    I am arriving from LUX To AMS with 1 hr 5 min transfer time. Is this sufficient Time to make the flight to ATL?

     

    Your transfer time should suffice.

     

    How was the connection in AMS?

     

  • Alitalia/Delta connection in Amsterdam with only 1 hr 35 min
    Jul 5, 2013
    1
    I am flying from Florence on Alitalia to Amsterdam and then on to NYC/USA on Delta with only 1 hr 35 min between flights. Is that enough time? What do I have to do before going to my departing gate?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. All you will have to do is go to the gate for your Delta flight where you will go through security.

     

  • ams to ham
    Jul 1, 2013
    1
    I am traveling to hamburg from Washington, D.C. but I have a connecting flight in ams, but only 1 hour. this is my first time flying... will there be enough time? and does anyone know what gates I need to go to? I'm coming on united and switching to Lufthansa in ams... thanks

     

    It will be tough. You will arrive in G and depart from B on the opposite side of the terminal complex. You will go through European immigration as you go from the non-schengen side to the schengen side.

     

  • Connection
    Jun 30, 2013
    3
    I arrive in AMS from Minneapolis in US on Delta and I have 1 hour 40 minutes before my Delta flight to Stavanger Norway...what do I need to do? Also on my return flight from Stavanger on Delta I have to catch a Delta flight to Detroit and am not sure what I have to do once I make it to Amsterdam. Do I need to get my checked bag. I know I have to go through passport check before connection...but what about customs.

     

    As a non-Schengen (foreign) arrival AMS, your passport will be checked upon arrival at, and departure from, Amsterdam Airport. Thereafter follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve your bags, & go through customs clearance. If you have nothing to declare, proceed to the Arrivals Hall through the green passage way. As you are connecting to a Schengen country (Norway), proceed through ticket control & security check; ON YOUR RETURN to AMS security check will be at the gate. Note that the transfer desks offer transfer information, and serve as check-in for a connecting flight - or - use of the self-service transfer kiosk. Delta uses most likely Departures / Arrivals 2 (E gates). Your transfer time should suffice.

     

    As a non-Schengen (foreign) arrival at AMS, your passport will be checked upon arrival at, and departure from, Amsterdam Airport. Thereafter follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve your bags, & go through customs clearance. If you have nothing to declare, proceed to the Arrivals Hall through the green passage way. As you are connecting to a Schengen country (Norway), proceed through ticket control & security check; ON YOUR RETURN to AMS security check will be at the gate. Delta uses most likely Departures / Arrivals 2 (E gates). Your transfer time should suffice.

     

    Well, your AMS-Stavanger and Stavanger-AMS flights are operated by KLM, not Delta. In Amsterdam you will not have to do anything with your bag. You will just go through Schengen immigration on the way to Stavanger and on the way back you will just have to go through security at your gate before your Detroit flight.

     

  • Baggage Depot
    Jun 29, 2013
    1
    Where is the baggage depot located in AMS airport?

     

    If you mean the 'Baggage Claim'- it's on the Arrivals level across from P1 parking garage.

     





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