Bus service at Amsterdam Airport

Whatever your destination in the Netherlands, you can always get there by bus. Buses depart from the outskirts of Schiphol Plaza, a few minutes walk from the Arrivals hall. There are city and regional bus lines, as well as hotel shuttle buses.

Amsterdam Express (397)

Amsterdam Express (397) departs every 7/8 minutes from bus stop B17 and has a direct connection to Amsterdam (€6.50 one way and €11.75 round trip) in 30 minutes (Hours 5 am - 12.30 am). A children’s ticket (aged 4-11) is just €1. These buses take you directly to the Museumplein, Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein. The night bus Niteliner N97 travels this route. From these stops you can easily reach many hotels in the center of Amsterdam. 

Other bus lines

Other bus line services connecting Schiphol Airport to different points in the Amsterdam area are listed below

180 - Schiphol-Rijk, Oude Meer, Schiphol Oost,
181 - Schiphol, Rozenburg, Schiphol-Rijk
185 - Justitieel Complex
186 - Schiphol Oost, Amstelveen
190 - Knooppunt Noord, Elzenhof, P30 Parkeerterrein
191 - Rozenburg, Anchoragelaan
194 - Elzenhof, Badhoevedorp, Lijnden, Amsterdam-Matterhorn
195 - Elzenhof, Badhoevedorp, Amsterdam
199 - Elzenhof, Schiphol Oost, Aalsmeer, Amstelveen
287 - Schiphol-Rijk
300 - Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, Ouderkerk, Amstelveen, De Hoek, Hoofddorp, Vijfhuizen, Haarlem
341 - Hoofddorp, De Hoek, Amsterdam Station Zuid
342 - Schiphol-Rijk, Aalsmeer, Uithoorn
N30 - Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, Ouderkerk, Amstelveen, De Hoek, Hoofddorp, Vijfhuizen, Haarlem, Driehuis, Ijmuiden
N42 - Schiphol-Rijk, Aalsmeer, Uithoorn
N90 - Knooppunt Noord, Elzenhof,
P30 Parkeerterrein
N95 - Elzenhof, Badhoevedorp, Amsterdam Lelyland

Where to buy the Bus ticket

In all cases, tickets are available at automatic machines (ATMs) and counters at Schiphol Plaza. You can also get it from your mobile phone. Once the order is complete, you can choose to download and print your e-ticket or upload it to the NS application. In addition to paper tickets, many Dutch use a public transport card called 'OV-chipkaart'.

OV Chipkaart:

It is an anonymous chip card that costs €7.50 and has a maximum validity of 5 years. It allows you to use all public transport available in the city, in a single ticket. You can use the OV-chipkaart for unlimited travel on the Metro, bus or tram, and choose a one, two or three-day pass to better suit your travel needs. You can also charge it with your credit card. However, a single paper ticket is probably the best option if you only plan to use the train, bus, tram or Metro once.

Amsterdam Travel Ticket

This 1, 2 or 3 day ticket combines the airport train or bus journey with an unlimited GVB travel around Amsterdam. which can be used on all GVB trams, buses, metro and night buses in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. Ticket costs are €17.00 (1 day), €22.50 (2 days) and €28.00 (3 days).