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Getting to and from Schiphol Airport (AMS)

Getting To Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is located less than 10 km from Amsterdam’s city centre. A major train station situated underneath the airport terminal allows easy access from all major cities in the Netherlands as well as from the neighbouring countries Belgium, France and Germany via the Intercity and Thalys train connections.

Getting to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by Car

Passengers with either a rental car or their own vehicle can reach the airport via the A4 and A9 highways using the sign-posted Schiphol exit that will take them directly to the terminal building. Motorists dropping off passengers should park their cars in the short-term car parks P1 or P2, if they wish to accompany passengers into the departure hall. If a mere drop off is required, then it is possible to do so, but parking outside the arrivals and departure areas is not permitted.

At least five major car rental suppliers have their car rental stations in the Schiphol Plaza, which is located directly behind the arrivals hall. Passengers with rental cars to return should ask their car hire supplier where the car needs to be returned to at the end of the rental contract.

Taxis stop just outside the departure halls and the taxi rank provides taxis around the clock, every day of the year. There are even combined travel options, where passengers can share a minibus taxi vehicle with other passengers also travelling to and from the airport. This can save considerably on fares.

Getting to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by Train

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offers passengers regional, Intercity and high speed international train services to Dutch cities like The Hague, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Enschede or Groningen and international destinations such as Berlin, Hanover, Brussels, Antwerp and Paris. There are free baggage trolleys on the platforms for passengers’ usage.

Train tickets are available at the airport from yellow ticket machines at the Schiphol Plaza, but there are also ticket offices, where passengers can buy tickets over the counter. Once a ticket has been bought, it must be validated on the station platform before the train is boarded. Airport trains stop at Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Duivendrecht, where passengers can change to and from other train connections.

Getting to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by Bus

Apart from the various hotel courtesy buses in the airport such as the Dorint, NH-Schiphol, Hilton-Amsterdam, Hotel Ibis and Hotel Mercure to name but a few, there are also numerous bus lines operating between the airport and districts in Amsterdam, surroundings towns and other cities.

Schiphol Sternet lines operate at high frequency from very early in the morning to late at night. There are even some night buses from this operator. Most journeys take less than 30 minutes to complete. The bus stop is at Schiphol Plaza, located directly in front of the departure and arrivals halls. In addition, there are also buses that augment the service at rush hour periods to transport commuters between the airport and the city.

The Zuidtangent express bus line uses specially designated bus lines to beat the traffic, particularly during rush hour. Line 300 connects the airport with Haarlem, Vijfhuizen, Hoofddorp, Amstelveen, Ouderkerk, and Amsterdam Zuidoost and there are at least six services per hour and one service per hour at night.

Line 310 connects the airport with Nieuw Vennep, Hoofddorp, Amsterdam Buitenweldert on a twice per hour service and a four times per hour service between the airport and Nieuw Vennep.

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