Transfer to/from - Amsterdam Schiphol airport (AMS)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Amsterdam Schiphol airport (AMS)




On level -2 of the World Trade Center parking lot, 5 minutes from the terminal, you will find vehicles from SHARE NOW and SIXT share.

You can also request an Uber vehicle. To do so, download the app on your mobile phone, choose the airport as your starting point and wait for your ride to be confirmed. Follow the instructions on the app to meet your driver. He/she will usually be waiting for you on the Arrivals level, outside exit gate B. Estimated fares to Amsterdam city centre from €78.00.


Metered taxis, private or shared for up to 8 passengers are available 24 hours a day in front of Schiphol Plaza. More comfortable executive taxis are also available. The journey time to the centre of Amsterdam is around 20 minutes and the fare is around €45.00-60.00.

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This is the quickest and cheapest option for getting to the centre of Amsterdam. The station is directly below the terminal, and NS trains (Tel +31 30 751 5155) run from there. Intercity services connect the site with Amsterdam Centraal (14-17 min. trip; from €4.90 pre-purchase), Rotterdam (25 min.; €17.40) and Breda (55 min.; €25.30).

Other services travel to Hilversum, Hoorn, Leiden, Lelystad, Venlo, Hoofddorp, Almere, Den Haag, Nijmegen, Groningen, Amersfoort, Leeuwarden, Enschede. There are also high-speed trains to different locations in Germany (Bonn, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Osnabrück) and Belgium (Antwerp, Mechelen, Brussels, Leuven, Gent).

Tickets are available from ticket machines located near the baggage carousels in Arrivals 1, 2 and 3, and at Schiphol Plaza. You can also use the OV-chipkaart for unlimited travel on metro, bus, tram and train services, and choose a 1, 2 or 3-day pass.


The site is served by an extensive network of direct buses to surrounding areas. Bus stops are located in front of Schiphol Plaza, a few metres from the Arrivals Hall.

Line 397 (Amsterdam Express) runs every 7-10 minutes to the city centre, via Nieuw-Vennep, Hoofddorp, De Hoek, Anderlechtlaan, Olympisch Station, Haarlemmermeerstation, Museumplein, Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein. The fare is €6.50 and the journey takes about 30 min. More information: Tel +31 900 266 6399.

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Connexxion (Tel +31 900 266 6399)

180 - Schiphol-Rijk, Oude Meer, Schiphol Oost
181 - Schiphol, Rozenburg, Schiphol-Rijk
185 - Justitieel Complex
186 - Schiphol Oost, Amstelveen
190 - Knooppunt Noord, Elzenhof, P30 Parkeerterrein
191 - Rozenburg, Anchoragelaan
194 - Elzenhof, Badhoevedorp, Lijnden, Amsterdam-Matterhorn
195 - Elzenhof, Badhoevedorp, Amsterdam
199 - Elzenhof, Schiphol Oost, Aalsmeer, Amstelveen
287 - Schiphol-Rijk
300 - Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, Ouderkerk, Amstelveen, De Hoek, Hoofddorp, Vijfhuizen, Haarlem
341 - Hoofddorp, De Hoek, Amsterdam Station Zuid
342 - Schiphol-Rijk, Aalsmeer, Uithoorn
397 - Nieuw-Vennep, Hoofddorp, De Hoek, Amsterdam Elandsgracht
N30 - Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, Ouderkerk, Amstelveen, De Hoek, Hoofddorp, Vijfhuizen, Haarlem, Driehuis, Ijmuiden
N42 - Schiphol-Rijk, Aalsmeer, Uithoorn
N90 - Knooppunt Noord, Elzenhof, P30 Parkeerterrein
N95 - Elzenhof, Badhoevedorp, Amsterdam Lelyland
N97 - Nieuw-Vennep, Hoofddorp, De Hoek, Amsterdam Centraal

Amsterdam Travel Ticket

This 1, 2 or 3 day ticket combines travel by train or bus from the airport with unlimited GVB travel around Amsterdam. It can be used on all trams, buses, metro and night buses in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. The ticket price is €18.00 for 1 day, €24.00 for 2 days and €30.00 for 3 days.


Latest updates: May 15, 2024

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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