How to travel to Keukenhof from Schiphol airport?

Planning to go to Keukenhof directly from the airport? During the Keukenhof opening season (23 March – 14 May 2023) you can travel by the Keukenhof Express (bus line 858). It will take you from Schiphol airport to the gardens entrance.

Tickets to Keukenhof + bus are available online.

How to find the bus 858 in Schiphol?

The Keukenhof Express departs from the bus stop outside Arrivals hall 4 (near the Starbucks). Just walk outside from Schiphol Plaza and follow the signs.

How to travel to Keukenhof from Schiphol airport?

How much does a bus ticket cost?

A combi-ticket (entrance + return travel by bus) in 2023 costs € 31 for adults and € 17,50 for kids.

Combi-ticket includes:
  • skip-the-line entrance to Keukenhof (regular price € 19,50)
  • return bus trip Schiphol – Keukenhof – Schiphol by bus 858 (Keukenhof express)

The time you choose during the booking process is based on the departure of the bus. All buses departing 30 minutes before and 60 minutes after the chosen timeslot can be taken. For the buses back there are no timeslots. You can take any bus you want.

Travel from Schiphol to Keukenhof

Not sure about your arrival time?

If you travel to Keukenhof as soon as you arrive to the Netherlands, it can be difficult to plan your departure time. If you want to have flexible departure time, it can be a good option to buy the Amsterdam & Region Travel ticket. Later you can also use it in public transport in Amsterdam and for travelling to the Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Haarlem and many other places around Amsterdam.

Another good option is the Tulip Festival Card (from €51), a combi-ticket which includes:

  • Keukenhof entrance ticket
  • Amsterdam & Region Travel ticket for 1 – 3 days
  • Two audio tours, including the guide for cycling through the flower fields near Keukenhof
  • 10% discount on your next booking (you can use it to book museum tickets)

This card includes everything you need to enjoy Keukenhof and the flower fields. It also includes transportation to the Keukenhof without timeslots, which gives you extra flexibility while planning your trip.

Book the Tulip Festival Card online >>

Travel time from Schiphol to Keukenhof

An average travel time from Schiphol airport to Keukenhof is 30 – 35 minutes. Please mind that during the peak season (end of April – beginning of May) and during the weekends there can be traffic jams on the way to Keukenhof.

You check departure times and directions real-time with a free Glimble app. It’s an official app of the Arriva company, which operates Keukenhof Express buses:

You will receive real-time travel advice (timetable and the route options) from your departure location.

What time does the first bus from Schiphol depart?

The first bus from Schiphol Airport to Keukenhof  departs at 7:30. The last bus back is at 19:55.

Can I use my GVB ticket in the Keukenhof Express?

No, bus 858 is operated by Arriva. Your GVB ticket, as well as I Amsterdam city card won’t be valid in the bus.

However you can use Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket. It is valid in the bus lines:

What types of tickets are valid in the Keukenhof Express?
Is bus 858 accessible to passengers in a wheelchair?

Yes, it is.

Does the bus 858 have any in between stops?

No, it is a direct and nonstop bus that brings you to the main entrance of Keukenhof.

See you in the Keukenhof gardens!


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