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Travel time from Amsterdam to Folkestone

Amsterdam to Folkestone airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Amsterdam to Folkestone? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Folkestone, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Tuesday, 12:43 pm:  start in Amsterdam
drive for about 22 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 2:00 pm at the latest

1:05 pm:  Schiphol (AMS)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 2:30 pm

1:35 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

2:35 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

3:05 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

3:20 pm:  board flight
you can search for other airlines that fly this route

3:30 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:45 pm:  wheels up! take-off from AMS
fly for about 52 minutes in the air

3:37 pm (local time):  Southend (SEN)
Folkestone is 1 hour behind Amsterdam
so the time in Amsterdam is actually 4:37 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

3:52 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at SEN
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 2 hours to your destination

5:51 pm (local time):  arrive in Folkestone

Total travel time: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Amsterdam to Folkestone

How far is Folkestone from Amsterdam? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 183 miles or 294 km

Flight time: 52 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 6 hours, 8 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 7.1x faster, and saves you about 5.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Folkestone Airports
  1. London City Airport
  2. London Gatwick Airport
  3. London Southend Airport
  4. London Stansted Airport
  5. London Heathrow Airport

Plan a trip to Folkestone

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Folkestone, United Kingdom. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Folkestone. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Folkestone like White Cliffs Of Dover. Click the button below to explore Folkestone in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Folkestone to Amsterdam, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Amsterdam to Folkestone road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Amsterdam to Folkestone?

If you happen to know Amsterdam, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Amsterdam!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 183 miles
flight time of 52 minutes
Folkestone is 1 hour behind Amsterdam
463 Amsterdam travel answers
2 Folkestone travel answers

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