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Airports in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of Europe's busiest airports, and a major worldwide hub. Located 13 miles (21km) southwest of Amsterdam, the huge facility offers flights to cities on every continent and on any major airline.

The airport is a favourite among travellers, offering numerous attractions to keep passengers busy on long layovers. These include a casino, an art gallery, a library, and a seemingly endless list of dining and duty-free shopping 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.


The airport is about thirteen miles (21km) from Amsterdam.

Getting to the city

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 regularly, except from 12.30am to 5am when the service only runs every hour. Most buses into Amsterdam run every 15-30 minutes from 6am until midnight on weekdays and slightly less frequently on weekends. Many hotels offer free shuttle services to guests.


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


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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