Getting here by plane
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the primary international airport in the Netherlands, is located about 20 kilometers from Amsterdam. Ninety airlines fly to and from Schiphol and have offices at the airport or in Amsterdam. It handles over 48 million passengers a year traveling to 260 destinations worldwide. Schiphol is Europe’s fifth largest passenger airport. You can reach the city from Schiphol in just half an hour by train, taxi or hotel shuttle.
From AIRPORT Schiphol into Amsterdam
The bus takes only 30 minutes from Schiphol Plaza to the centre of Amsterdam
(Leidseplein). There are 6 to 8 buses each hour. Return journeys do not have to
take place on the same day.
The taxi rank is located at the airport’s exit. Depending on traffic, a taxi can take
you to the city centre in half an hour. One ride will cost you approximately 40
euros. It is strongly advised not to take rides from drivers soliciting within the
airport. These are not officially approved taxi drivers.
A hotel shuttle service enables you to travel to a number of large hotels that
are situated in the airport area. The Connexxion Schiphol Hotel Shuttle connects
Schiphol to over a hundred hotels in Amsterdam.
Schiphol train station is located directly underneath the airport. From here,
intercities and slower trains from the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways
- NS) can take you to Amsterdam Central Station (city centre), Amsterdam Zuid
Find more details about
transportation to and from
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on
General information Noord-Holland / Amsterdam
(World Trade Center) and Amsterdam RAI (conference centre). These stations
are a maximum of 25 minutes away. For more information visit the NS Hispeed
Train tickets are available at the ticket office in the airport’s main hall and from
the yellow ticket machines. The latter are located near the baggage claims,
shopping centre Schiphol Plaza and near the platforms. These machines accept
Dutch cash cards, and some also accept coins, but not credit cards.
Frequency of trains
During the daytime, an average of five trains an hour run from Schiphol to
Amsterdam Central Station. At night, you can use the late-night routes. From
01:00 to 05:00, the night train runs once an hour from Utrecht CS to Amsterdam
CS – Schiphol – Leiden CS – The Hague CS – Delft and Rotterdam CS and back,
not stopping at smaller stations in between.
There is an elevator at Schiphol train station which can take you from the
to the airport and vice versa. Call the Nederlandse Spoorwegen for
help at the train station of your departure and arrival, telephone number
+31 (0)30 230 5566. By doing so, it is possible to gain wheelchair access to trains.
The train timetable is detailed on the NS website or see the Schiphol website
for information on the airport.
Many smaller airlines also fly to regional airports such as Rotterdam or
or airports near the Dutch border. From these, you can travel via
public transport or taxi to Amsterdam. To travel to and from Eindhoven airport
to Amsterdam you can use the Air Express Bus.