Train service at Amsterdam Airport

This is the fastest and cheapest way to get to the centre of Amsterdam. Schiphol station is located underneath the terminal. From the Arrivals Hall, follow the signs to Schiphol Plaza and take the stairs, escalator or lift down to the platforms.

To the City Centre

The train takes you to Amsterdam Central Station (Amsterdam Centraal) in 14-17 minutes, 24 hours a day. Fare per leg: €5.90 (€4.90 if you book in advance).

At the same time, you can easily reach the main stations of the city, such as Amstel, Bijlmer Arena, Centraal Station, Holendrecht, Lelylaan, Muiderpoort RAI, Sciencepark, Sloterdijk, Zuid and Duivendrecht.

Destinations in the Netherlands

Rotterdam (25 min.; €17.40), Breda (55 min.; €25.30), Hilversum, Hoorn, Leiden, Lelystad, Venlo, Hoofddorp, Almere, Den Haag, Nijmegen, Groningen, Amersfoort, Leeuwarden, Enschede.

1 Day Ticket: Costs €58.80 and allows unlimited travel for 24 hours on all Dutch public transport.

International destinations

High speed train service to Germany (Bonn, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Osnabrück) and Belgium (Antwerp, Mechelen, Brussels, Leuven, Gent).

You can buy tickets for international services operated by Thalys, ICE International and Eurostar at the NS International ticket counters at Schiphol Plaza.

Where to buy tickets

Available from ticket machines located near the baggage carousels in Arrivals Halls 1, 2 and 3, and at Schiphol Plaza. You can also generate them from your mobile phone. Once you have completed your order, you can choose to download and print your e-ticket or upload it to the NS app.


The OV-chipkaart can save you money if you will be using the train, bus, tram or metro frequently for a long period of time. It is a personal chip card that costs €7.50 and has a maximum validity of 5 years.

It allows you to use all public transport in the city on a single ticket. It provides unlimited travel on the metro, bus or tram, and you can choose a one-, two- or three-day card to best suit your travel needs. You can also charge it with your credit card.

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 travel by train, tram, bus or metro with unlimited travel in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. The price is €18.00 for 1 day, €24.00 for 2 days and €30.00 for 3 days.