Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam are short and sweet, with a journey time of just an hour and twenty minutes. Due to this brevity and the volume of flights that operate between the two airports, there should be little difficulty in finding a direct service.
Evening and early morning flights are often the most favorably priced, but there are options right through the day to suit your needs. Amsterdam is an excellent city to visit all year round, with the waterways that are so great for exploring in good weather throwing up a certain majesty when framed by the snow of winter months.
Schiphol is a vast airport and one of Europe’s busiest, yet navigating around and travelling between it and the city is fairly straightforward. It is located just over five and a half miles southwest of Amsterdam.
Schiphol Plaza is located directly in front of the arrivals and departures halls, and is where tickets can be purchased for the rail service. The station sits directly below the airport, with the train representing perhaps the fastest and most convenient way of reaching the city centre, with direct journeys taking just 15 minutes. Schiphol station also serves other cities around the Netherlands such as Den Haag, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Eindhoven, in addition to international destinations in Germany and Belgium.
There are a large number of bus routes that serve the airport, with the city centre linked by the 197 that departs every 15 minutes. Buses generally take longer than the train and can be affected by averse traffic conditions, while passengers on all bus lines embark and disembark at Schiphol Plaza.
Schiphol Travel Taxi provides plenty of taxis should you wish to travel privately, and the airport also plays host to Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National Car Rental, all found directly behind Arrivals