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  • Marseille to ams to chicago
    Nov 15, 2016
    We only have an hour layover between flights. Booked through KLM on same reservation if that matters. Will we make it as we have never flown internationally before....


    Yes, that should be just enough time. You will have to go through Schengen exit passport control, US Security questions, and to your gate.


    Thank you for the information


  • Connecting
    Nov 9, 2016
    Hello, the 12th of January, I will be traveling from Paris to Vancouver, Canada, connecting through Amsterdam. I will have 1 hour and 40 minutes to transfert, is that enough? And will Ihave to recheck my luggage?


    Yes, that should be enough time. If both flights are on Air France/KLM you won't have to do anything with your bags in Amsterdam.


    Thank you very much!


  • Transit
    Nov 9, 2016
    I'm taking Etihad Airways in Jan 27th from Kuala Lumpur to Ams and expected to touch down 1405pm on Jan 27th I'm planning to take 1730pm SAS flight to Copenhagen on the same day. Since I take 2 different airlines (2 different booking), is 3 hours enough for us to catch 1730pm flight? Do we have to collect our luggage and check in again at SAS counter?


    Yes, since you are on two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags and re-check them with SAS. You should have enough time.


    Tq ZAP


    The process on arrival at AMS would be going through schegen entry passport control> claim luggage > custom checkpoint > re-checkin > passport/security checkpoint > departure hall. Is that right? Assumming the flight is on time, lay over 3 hrs n 25 min is enough


    Yes, that is correct and it should be enough time.


  • Arriving from Paris and leaving to Nairobi with 1h 20 minutes
    Oct 31, 2016
    Hi, I booked a flight from Paris to Amsterdam on the 19th November and just realised that there is only 1hour and 20minutes time between them. I dont have any luggage but even so is this enough? Whcih are the arrival and departure terminals? Thanks


    Amsterdam only has one terminal. If both flights are on the same reservation then all you have to do in Amsterdam is go through Schengen exit passport control and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • Connection Time
    Oct 30, 2016
    On the 18th of December, I fly into AMS from YVR on KLM with an arrival time of 10:10 am. I need to get a connecting flight to Barcelona soon after landing. (The 2:30 pm flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona is too late as I am trying to make an appointment in the city.) I found a flight with Transavia, which which leaves from Rotterdam at 13:25 to Barcelona. If my KLM plane arrives at 10:10 am in Amsterdam, will I have enough time to get to the Rotterdam airport for the Transavia flight at 13:25? (I noticed that there is a fast train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, which takes about 25 min.) Thank you.


    It's maybe possible, luckily the Rotterdam airport is only a 10 minute taxi ride from the Rotterdam train station. There is an 11:30 AM Transavia flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona that you could make if you have no checked bags.


  • KLM US/Nairobi Connection
    Oct 30, 2016
    I have a 1 hr and 5 min. connection time between KLM flights arriving from the US and departing to Nairobi. Will this be sufficient?


    Yes, that should be enough time if the first flight is on-time.


  • connection possibility
    Oct 25, 2016
    Coming on United to Amsterdam and want to connect on KIM flight to Dar-es-salaam Have 2hrs Is that enough time?


    With checked bags and two separate reservations, no I don't think that's enough time. If you don't check a bag I think you could do it.


  • KLM US/Budapest connection
    Oct 24, 2016
    I have 1 hr & 25 min connection between KLM flights arriving from the US and departing to Budapest. Will this be sufficient presuming everything is on time?


    Yes, you just have to go through passport control and to your departure gate.


    Thanks a bunch ZAP. I presume passport control because Hungary is also in the Schengen area and AMS in the first entry point. Do we not also have to pick up baggage and go thru customs in AMS or will that happen in Budapest?


    Yes, the first statement is correct. No, you do not have to claim your bags in Amsterdam.


  • Connection
    Oct 22, 2016
    We're flying from Rome to Amsterdam to JFK. Is 55 minutes enough time to make the flight to JFK. KLM Royal is the airline.


    It's possible, it doesn't leave any time to spare though if there are an issues.


  • 1hr layover US to UK transfer
    Oct 22, 2016
    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!


    You actually don't go through a passport check since you aren't entering the Schengen Area. Also the UK is still part of the EU. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Oct 21, 2016


    You need to post more specifics on where you're flying from and to and on what airline(s)


  • Time Needed to Make Connection
    Oct 21, 2016
    I leave YVR in Vancouver, Canada on December 17th, 2016 and arrive in Amsterdam on December 18th at 10:15 am. Immediately I want to catch a flight to Barcelona. Transavia has a flight at 11:30 am to Barcelona. Will I have enough time to catch the flight? Thank you.


    On two separate reservations that is not enough time with checked bags. Without checked bags it's barely possible if everything goes perfectly.


  • Transfer time INV to Atlanta
    Oct 18, 2016
    Hi we are travelling in November to Atlanta from Inverness, Scotland we have 55 minutes transfer time is this sufficient and what is the procedure at the airport. All booked with KLM on one booking


    You will go through US Security questions and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • DTW - AMS - Edinburgh
    Oct 16, 2016
    Nov 23rd, we fly into Amsterdam from Detroit, USA for a connection onto Edinburgh Scotland. I believe we have to go through customs in Amsterdam. We have a 1 hr 45 minute lay over, is this enough time? We are on Delta out of Detroit / and partner KLM out of Amsterdam - and they just changed the flight time and narrowed our window lay over window, bit nervous this wont' be enough time now.


    No, you do not have to go through Immigration or Customs in Amsterdam since you are not entering the Schengen Area. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • Connection time to Thalys Train
    Oct 15, 2016
    Three of us are arriving from the US and will travel to Gent on the Thalys Train. If our plane lands at 9:05 AM, how much time should we allow to the Schiphol train platform? We will have carry-ons only, no checked luggage. Is it possible to purchase an open ticket for the train?


    No, you can't purchase open tickets on Thalys. I wouldn't look at a train before noon.


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