How to get from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam city center?




By planning a trip to the motherland of world-known painters such as Van Gogh, Pieter Codde, Rembrandt and Vermeer do not forget to plan your trip and see how you will get to Amsterdam upon your arrival to Schiphol airport. There are a few possibilities like bus, train and taxi. Which way is the most suitable you can decide by getting more into details of public transportation and taxi from Schiphol airport to the city centre of Amsterdam

How to get from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam by taxi?

The most efficient way to get from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam will be booking online a private taxi in order to avoid rush hour and long ques for taxis. Therefore, if every minute counts and 40 minutes waiting time for a taxi is not an option for you, plan your trip in advance and reserve online an airport taxi pickup suited to your needs

Useful Tips:

Choose a vehicle suitable for your needs. For big groups up to 7-8 people or a lot of luggage order a minvan, parents travelling with kids can request a baby chair or a booster. For business travel book executive class vehicle with highly professional driver.

In modern Amsterdam taxis, you can pay with debit cards or credit cards, no fixed price is guaranteed. If you do not know how to get from Schiphol airport to the city center of Amsterdam comfortably and quickly, book an online private taxi for fixed price with no additional cost. The journey will take no more than 25 minutes.

Be aware of taking a taxi from the airport taxi line as the final cost will depend on the following factors:

Online taxi reservation is a reliable way to get comfortable and safe to the city centre. It will save the precious minutes of your holidays and guarantee a comfortable ride from airport to the hotel in city centre of Amsterdam.

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How do I get from Amsterdam airport to the city center by train?

The most quick way to get from Schiphol airport to the city center of Amsterdam by train. Amsterdam train system is closely connected with the city airport itself. It is known that trains depart 10 times per hour from Schiphol airport railway station to Amsterdam Central station. The trip will take less than 25 minutes. The direct train to the Amsterdam Central Station runs between 06:00 a.m and 01:00 a.m. There is also night train running one time per hour between 02:00 a.m and 05:00 a.m

What is the price of a train ticket from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam city centre?

Price for a one way train ticket from the airport to Amsterdam Central station is only 5.40 euros for economy class and 8.40 euros for the first class. Train ticket for a child under 3 years old is free.

Tickets are bought traditionally at the ticket offices of the station or at yellow-blue “‘Public Transport Tickets” vending machine, which can be found in the arrivals hall. Trains depart from platforms-No 1, 2, 3, which are located under the building of Amsterdam airport.

Tickets and timetables can be found in official railway website here.

For a busy traveler best advise is to use express train – the Intercity Direct train.The journey from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam city center will take less than 15 minutes

Standard double-deck trains are not very convenient as they do extra stops on the route and place for luggage is limitted.


How do I get from Amsterdam airport to the city center by bus?

The easiest way to get from Schiphol airport to the city centre of Amsterdam is by Amsterdam Airport Express bus Connection 197. Buses leave every 15 minutes, and the trip takes approximately half an hour

Bus fare from Schiphol airport to the center of Amsterdam:

For one-way ticket for Airport Express bus the price is 6.50 euros. If you book a return ticket as well the price for two ways will be 11.25 euros. You can buy the tickets from the bus driver or yellow-blue color ‘Public Transport Tickets” vending machine at Schiphol airport. You can find the ticket machines next to the baggage reclaim area of Arrivals 3 or outside Arrivals 3, next to the escalators, up to Departures 3. Important to know cash payments are not accepted – only by credit or debit cards.

Where to find bus connections to get to the city centre of Amsterdam from Schiphol airport?

You can find Amsterdam Airport Express bus Connection 197 from the following platforms:

• B9 • B11 • B13.

To get from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam by bus is the most inexpensive way. The last stop of the bus conection is the Elandsgracht station which is approximately 20 minutes walking to the city centre.

Connection No.397 Amsterdam Airport Express bus runs from 05:00 a.m to 00:30 a.m. Night bus service No.97 Niteliner runs hourly from 01:00 a.m to 05:00 a.m. The time schedule and tickets can be found in the official website of the public transportation here.

When planning your trip double check address of your stay as by train it might be faster than by bus

The Amsterdam Airport Express bus may be crowded, luggage space is also limited

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Frequently asked questions:

1. How many hours before a flight departure to arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport?

Two hours before departure for European flights and three hours for intercontinental flights.

2. What time is the Rush Hour in Amsterdam?

The rush hour during the weekdays starts from 7:00 – 9:30 am and 4:00 – 6:30 pm during the afternoon. During the weekend usually there is no rush hours.

3. How far is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from the city center?

The distance between Amsterdam airport and the city center is approximately 23km. It can take approximately 22 minutes by car with a normal traffic.

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