Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Train Station

How to get from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam Centraal

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Travelling from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Centraal Station is straightforward, with regular direct train services connecting these two points. Here’s how you can do it:

Direct Train to Amsterdam Centraal

Once you arrive at Schiphol Airport, follow the signs to ‘Trains’. The train station is located directly beneath the airport. You can buy a ticket at the ticket desks or from the yellow ticket machines. The machines accept credit and debit cards, and most of them accept coins but not notes. There are also English language options available.

Trains to Amsterdam Centraal run approximately every 10-15 minutes from early in the morning until midnight, and then less frequently during the night. The journey takes about 15-20 minutes

Night Buses

If you’re travelling late at night when the trains are less frequent, you can also consider taking the night bus. Bus 397 runs from Schiphol to Amsterdam city center and vice versa.


Upon arrival at Schiphol Airport, you’ll find the official taxi stand right outside the arrivals hall. The airport’s approved taxi services operate on a fixed rate basis, and the fare from Schiphol to Amsterdam city center typically ranges from 40 to 60 Euros depending on the exact destination and traffic conditions. The ride usually takes around 30-40 minutes, again depending on traffic. Keep in mind that only take taxis from the official stand and avoid unsolicited rides from drivers within the terminal.

Private Drivers or Transfer Services

There are many companies offering private transfer services that you can book in advance. These services typically offer fixed-rate fares similar to or slightly higher than taxis, but with the added benefits of a pre-arranged pickup and often more premium vehicles. They can be found online and booked before you travel.

Ridesharing Services

Uber operates in Amsterdam, and it’s possible to order an Uber from Schiphol to Amsterdam Centraal. This can sometimes be cheaper than a regular taxi. Please check the Uber app or website for the latest information and fare estimates.

Always remember to check the most recent train schedules to ensure accurate planning. The NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) website or the 9292 app can provide you with real-time train schedules and information.