How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Amsterdam?

Whether you are travelling for a vacation or on business, there are daily flights between Amsterdam and Los Angeles. The flight time between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) depends on the route and aircraft.



KLM flights from Los Angeles to Amsterdam


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines offers up to two flights daily between Amsterdam and Los Angeles. Flights arrive and depart from Terminal B, the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport. KLM generally operates Boeing 777-200 on the route. These aircraft feature KLM’s World Business Class and Economy Class.


From Los Angeles to Amsterdam, the trip duration is between 10 hours and 20 minutes and 10 hours and 25 minutes. The intercontinental flight is a red eye, meaning it departs California in the afternoon and arrives in Europe the next morning.


The flight from Amsterdam to Los Angeles is longer. The flight to the United States is between 11 hours and 5 minutes and 11 hours and 10 minutes. Flights generally depart Amsterdam in the morning or early afternoon and arrive in Los Angeles in the late morning or afternoon.



Connecting flights from Los Angeles to Amsterdam


Along with direct flights with KLM, several airlines offer connecting flights between LAX and AMS. For example, Delta Air Lines offers flights through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Delta also has connections via Atlanta, Detroit, Portland and Minneapolis. These flights vary in duration, from 12 hours and 30 minutes to nearly 15 hours.


Additional connecting flights are available with KLM’s partner Air France via Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Flights are also possible with Virgin Atlantic or British Airways via London’s Heathrow Airport. United Airlines offers connecting flights through one of its hubs, including Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. These flights are generally between 13 and 16 hours, depending on the route and duration of the layover.