Finding cheap flights into one of Europe’s largest and busiest airports is never a challenge, no matter where you fly from. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that flights from Ireland to Amsterdam are easy to find and if you take some time to do the research needed, there are quite a lot of good prices to be found.

Airport choices

Amsterdam is served by one of the largest and busiest airports in the entire world. Schiphol Airport is located just 15 km from the city center and receives flights from a variety of low-cost European carriers, as well as regular airlines. There are plenty of ways to get from the airport to the city: train, bus or taxi.

In Ireland you can choose among several airports to fly from, depending on which is closest to you. The busiest airport is Dublin Airport, where the majority of regular and low-cost flights depart from. Shannon and Cork airports also receive quite a lot of traffic, as well. All airports are well connected to the cities they serve.

Best airline choices

Choosing the best airlines for flights from Ireland to Amsterdam depends on what Irish city you depart from. If you fly from either Dublin or Cork there are direct flights offered by Aer Lingus. If you fly from Shannon there aren’t any direct flights available to Amsterdam.

Indirect flights from Ireland to Amsterdam are offered by KLM, British Airways and bmi.

Typical prices

Typically, prices tend to be higher during the summer months and holidays. Lower fares can be booked during spring and fall.

As summer draws to an end, the prices start to fall and by the end of August a round trip ticket for a direct flight from Dublin to Amsterdam starts at €118, while by the end of September the prices start under €100.

The situation is a bit different if you plan to fly from Cork to Amsterdam. By the end of August the prices start at €116 for a direct round trip fly, while by the end of September the prices start at over €150 and there are fewer connections available.

Money saving tips

Make sure to check the discounted websites such as Expedia and Travelocity since they cover both regular airlines and some low-cost airlines. Also skyscanner is a good website to check if you fly between two European destinations as it usually lists more low-cost carriers than Expedia.

Be flexible and check both different airports and different departure dates. Depending on when you are flying it might be cheaper to fly from Cork than from Dublin although during the low season there aren’t many direct flights to Amsterdam from Cork.

Flying mid-week is a good idea if you plan to save some money on airfare. Also, booking in advance can prove to be a good choice if you find the period when the fares are at their lowest.