Schiphol airport is located 17 kilometers away from Amsterdam. After you pick up your luggage, head to Schiphol Plaza and follow the signs to find the trains, buses or taxis.
How to get from Schiphol to Amsterdam by Train
Schiphol airport railway station is located directly below the airport. Take the escalator or lift from Schiphol Plaza hall downstairs and board the train. A direct train will take you to the center of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Centraal station, or Amsterdam CS) within 17 minutes. Usually trains from Schiphol to Amsterdam city center depart from platforms 1 or 2.
Ticket price. A single train ticket in 2021 costs € 5,60. The ticket is valid in both Intercity and Sprinter trains.
Train schedule. Check ns.nl for train schedules from/to airport and find out the fastest route from Schiphol to Amstedam or other destination city in the Netherlands.
How to buy a train ticket? The easiest way is to buy your train ticket online. You can also get it in yellow NS machines and pay with credit card.
Alternatively you can buy Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket, which includes unlimited travel by bus, tram and metro (operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS, including night buses) as well as NS trains in the Amsterdam area for 1, 2 or 3 days. See the full list of included routes here >>
Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket prices in 2021:
- 1 day – € 19,50
- 2 days – € 28,00
- 3 days – € 36,50
Order Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket online >>
The ticket is valid from the first time you check in until 04:00 hours after the last valid day. Great option if you are planning to discover the Amsterdam area, including the Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken, Haarlem and Zandvoort aan Zee.
How to get from Schiphol to Amsterdam by Bus
You can take bus line 397 (in 2021 it costs € 6,50 one-way) or N97 (Niteliner) which will take you from Schiphol Plaza to Leidseplein and Museum Square (Museumplein) in 30 minutes. Connexxion bus line 397 (also known as The Amsterdam Airport Express) departs from bus platform B17.
Bus schedule. The bus leaves every 7.5 minutes from bus stop B17. Check 9292.nl for bus schedule and directions from Schiphol to your hotel or city center.
How to get bus ticket? You can buy a single bus ticket directly from the driver. The driver doesn’t accept cash, you can only pay with card. Alternatively you can buy a return ticket (Schiphol – Amsterdam – Schiphol) online (€ 11,25).
Taxi from Schiphol to Amsterdam city center
Taking a taxi is the most comfortable way to get from Schiphol airport to your hotel in Amsterdam. Taxi ride from Schiphol to Amsterdam center costs from € 45 to € 60. Depending on the traffic, a ride can take from 25 minutes. To make things smooth and get a fixed and transparent price we recommend to order taxi online >>
The Schiphol Hotel Shuttle Transfers
If you need a direct transfer from Schiphol Airport to your hotel and back, check the Schiphol Hotel Shuttle service. Their 8-seater vans depart from Schiphol every day, from 6.00 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. and link the airport with major hotels in Amsterdam. The Schiphol Hotel Shuttle offers fixed rates: € 18,50 for one-way trip and € 29,50 for return ticket (per person).
Enjoy your stay in Amsterdam!