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Airports in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)

Overview

One of the busiest airports in Europe and a major worldwide hub, Amsterdan Airport Schiphol processes an astounding 45 million passengers per year. Located 5.6 miles (9km) southwest of Amsterdam, the huge facility offers flights to cities on every continent on most any major airline.

The airport is a favourite of travellers, offering numerous attractions to keep passengers busy on long layovers, including an art gallery, casino, library, and seemingly endless duty-free shopping and dining options. The airport's enormous terminal is easy to navigate, and passengers arriving for a holiday in Amsterdam will find simple transport connections into the city.

Location

The airport is nine miles (15km) southwest of Amsterdam. It is 36 miles (57km) from The Hague and 46 miles (73km) from Rotterdam.

Getting to the city

Train: The simplest and cheapest way to travel from Schiphol to Amsterdam, and around the Netherlands generally, is by train. The airport railway station is located beneath Schiphol Plaza and trains depart for central Amsterdam and other destinations around the Netherlands. Trains leave the airport station every 15 minutes, except from 12:30am to 5am when the service only runs every hour. The short 15-20 minute journey between Schiphol and Amsterdam costs €3.80.

Taxis: Private and shared taxis can be booked via the Schiphol website. Taxi fare between Schiphol Airport and central Amsterdam generally costs €35-40 and the trip takes 15-30 minutes depending on time of day and traffic. Taxis are great for door-to-door service, particularly for passengers with lots of luggage.

Bus: Numerous buses depart from just outside Schiphol Plaza to various destinations around the Netherlands. Most buses into Amsterdam run every 15-30 minutes from 6am until midnight during the week and slightly less frequently on weekends. Bus fares start at €1.60 and the journey to central Amsterdam takes up to 30 minutes. Many hotels offer free shuttle services to guests.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +31 207 940 800, or from the Netherlands: 0900 0141.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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