Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the main airport of the Netherlands and the one closest to the city of Amsterdam. It is located 18km southwest of the city. 

To go to Amsterdam Central from Schiphol Airport the fastest and the cheapest option would be via Train.  After collecting your bags, follow the signs from the Arrivals Hall to Schiphol Plaza where you can purchase your tickets for your trains.


The Schiphol Airport Train Station is located directly below the airport. It only takes a couple of minutes to walk from the arrival halls to Schiphol Plaza. From there, the escalators and lifts descend to the platform. If you are taking the train, please also read: From Central Station

Remember to purchase your tickets first before you board the train. You may buy your tickets from the yellow machines or via ticket counter. One way ride cost is EUR 4.20 (2nd class) or EUR 7.10 (1st class) per person.  Do not buy return tickets unless you plan to return to the airport the same day. Amsterdam Central is around 15-20 minutes away. More info via this:



If you wish to take a taxi, there is a taxi stand outside the airport. Simply head to the taxi rank in front of Schiphol Plaza. You’ll find cars and larger vans, which are ideal for group travellers. Official taxis in the Netherlands are metered, and many drivers also speak English.  Ride to Amsterdam will cost around EUR 50. UBER at times offer a fix rate of EUR 37.


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