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)


Amsterdam Schiphol airport (AMS)


-  It is the cheapest and fastest option to go from Schiphol airport to the city center. The station is found below the airport, and trains from NS (Tel +31 307 515 155) leave from there. The intercity service connects the enclosure with Amsterdam Centraal (15 minutes journey; € 4,70 booking in advance), Rotterdam (25 min.; €13.40) and Breda (55 min.; €21). Other services run 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, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, München, Osnabrück) and Belgium (Antwerpen, Mechelen, Brussel, Leuven, Gent). Tickets available from vending machines and counters at the Schiphol Plaza. You can also use the OV-chipkaart card for unlimited travel on the subway, bus or tram, and choose a plan for 1, 2 or 3 days.

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- Metered, private or shared, cabs available around the clock in front of Schiphol Plaza. There are also business taxis with better comfort. A ride to downtown Amsterdam takes around 15 minutes. Taxi fare to the centre of Amsterdam ranges between €45 and €60.

If you ask for an Uber, the waiting area is at Arrivals level, outside exit door B. Rates to downtown Amsterdam from €45.

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- The enclosure has an extensive network of direct buses to locations in the surroundings. Stops are found at Schiphol Plaza, directly in front of the Arrivals and Departures Halls. Line 397 (Amsterdam Airport Express) departs every 7 minutes to the city centre, going through Nieuw-Vennep, Hoofddorp, De Hoek, Anderlechtlaan, Olympisch Station, Haarlemmermeestation, Museumplein, Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein. The fare is €6.50 and the trip takes about 45 min. More information: Tel +31 900 266 6399.

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Public Bus services 

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

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Latest updates: March 24, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, 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 more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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