By Train to Amsterdam

To and From Schiphol Airport

When arriving at Schiphol Airport you have different transport options to get to your hotel in Amsterdam. You could take a taxi, bus or rent a car, but the easiest way to get to central Amsterdam is by train. The train station is directly underneath the passenger terminal. A train ticket to Amsterdam Centraal costs only € 4.50.

Amsterdam's main railway stations

The main Amsterdam railway stations are: Amsterdam Centraal (city centre), Amsterdam Lelylaan (Amsterdam West) and Amsterdam Zuid (Amsterdam South and Zuidas).

It is not always necessary to travel first to Amsterdam Centraal. Take the train station that is closest to your hotel.

If your hotel is located in Amsterdam Oost (Amsterdam's eastern part) you could take the train to Amsterdam Zuid and then change to metro line 51.

Choose the right train, depending on your destination

train Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam Zuid   6 min.

Take this train if your destination is:

One-way ticket   €3.10 *   to Amsterdam Zuid
One-way ticket   €3.30 *   to Amsterdam RAI
One-way ticket   €4.30 *   to Amsterdam Amstel
One-way ticket   €4.30 *   to Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA

* When bought online (cheapest option). Surcharge of €1 when bought from a ticket machine at the railway station.

NS train at Amsterdam Centraal


Walk to the train station, which is situated in the hall of the airport. Take the escalator down to the train platforms. Get onto a regional train heading to Amsterdam Central Station. Get off at Central Station (travel time is approximately 20 minutes).

NS Ticket Machine


Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is 15 km (9 mi) southwest of the city's centre and less than 20 minutes by train from Amsterdam Central Station.