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Amsterdam flights to/from Europe


Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) is a major airport served by many different European airlines. This includes both national carriers and no-frills airlines.

Let's take a look at the main European airlines that serve Amsterdam...

1. KLM ( is the Dutch national airline, now part of the Air France-KLM group and member of the Skyteam alliance. It has a significant route network from its Amsterdam hub to European destinations. It also has many flights from Amsterdam to UK.

The cheapest flights to European cities start at €100 return. Don't try booking a one-way flight with KLM - they will charge an expensive full-fare. KLM now levies a fee for checking in luggage (max 23kg) on economy tickets - though this is halved if you are a standard Ivory member of Flying Blue, their frequent flyer program.

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Note the permitted hand baggage (12kg) must be within 55 x 35 x 25cm - an extra laptop bag or handbag is also allowed. At booking you can choose exit row or economy comfort seats at extra charge. Service on-board is generally good with economy passengers getting a complimentary drink and light snack.

See our overview of Flying Blue

2. Transavia ( is a Dutch no-frills carrier and an Air France/KLM subsidiary. Focussed mainly on the leisure traveller with an extensive route network from Amsterdam to the Mediterranean plus some Euro city destinations. Also flies from Rotterdam and Eindhoven airports.

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Unlike KLM, one-way tickets can be purchased at normal fares. Transavia charges for checked bags - either 15kg/20kg/23kg. 1 piece of hand-baggage is permitted at 55 x 35 x 25cm (10kg limit). Drinks and snacks are offered for sale during the flight.

3. EasyJet (, the no-frills airline flies to a number of Euro destinations from Amsterdam: Basel (BSL), Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF), Bordeaux (BOD), Corfu (CFU), Dubrovnik (DBV), Geneva (GVA), Hamburg (HAM), Ibiza (IBZ), Lisbon (LIS), Milan Malpensa (MXP), Nice (NCE), Olbia (OLB), Palermo (PMO), Prague (PRG), Rome Fiumicino (FCO), Split (SPU), Toulouse (TOU) and Venice (VCE). Easyjet charges for advance seat assignments (exit rows and front rows cost more), 20kg checked luggage and speedy boarding.

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Hand luggage of 56 x 45 x 25cm is allowed, though only bags within 50 x 40 x 20cm are certain to travel in the cabin. EasyJet Plus members (£149/ €180 per year) get fast luggage drop, free seat assignment and speedy boarding included.

4. Vueling ( is a Spanish budget airline, now part of IAG, the group which owns British Airways and Iberia. Flies from Amsterdam to various cities in Spain: Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Ibiza (IBZ), La Coruna (LCG), Malaga (AGP), Majorca (PMI), Seville (SVQ) and Valencia (VLC).

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Flights are sold in bundles. The Basic fare included hand baggage only (55 x 40 x 20cm, 10kg); the Optima fare includes 23kg checked bag whilst the flexible Excellence fare includes fast track facilities, lounge access, a row 1 seat and drinks/snack.

5. Norwegian (, a Norwegian budget carrier that flies from Amsterdam to Copenhagen (CPH), Oslo (OSL) and Stockholm (ARN).

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Norwegian charges for advance seat reservation, 20kg checked luggage and onboard drinks/snacks. Permitted hand baggage is 55 x 40 x 23cm weighing up to 10kg.

Other Carriers

Amsterdam is served by a large number of national carriers from most European countries:

Air France - part of Air France-KLM group, it flies non-stop to Paris (CDG), Marseille (MRS) and Nantes (NTE). It's regional no-frills airline Hop! flies from Amsterdam to Bordeaux (BOD), Clermont-Ferrand (CFE), Lyon (LYS), Montpellier (MPL) and Strasbourg (SXB). KLM serves other main French cities.

Lufthansa - the German national carrier flies non-stop from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (FRA), Hamburg (HAM) and Munich (MUC). Some Euro flights are being rebranded under no-frills subsidiary Germanwings.

Alitalia - the Italian carrier flies from Amsterdam non-stop to Milan Linate (LIN) and Rome (FCO).

SAS - the Scandinavian Star Alliance airline flies from Amsterdam to Copenhagen (CPH), Oslo (OSL) and Stockholm (ARN).

Turkish Airlines - flies Amsterdam to Ankara (ESB) and Istanbul (IST). Note, other airlines serving Turkey from Netherlands include Corendon and Pegasus.

Other Euro carriers serving AMS - Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Malta, Austrian, Bulgaria Air, Croatia Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Czech Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, LOT, Swiss, TAP, Tarom and Ukranian.

ArkeFly operates some flights to holiday destinations in Spain, Greece and Turkey though its main focus is on long-haul leisure routes.


No-frills airlines Ryanair and Wizzair operate out of Eindhoven airport.

See our Amsterdam Schiphol airport guide.

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