Amsterdam Airport is served by direct bus lines connected to the surrounding cities and vicinities.


Bus is without a doubt an economical and reliable mode of transportation for travelers to and from Schiphol Airport.


Buses leaves Amsterdam Airport every 30 minutes. Total trip time is of 30 minutes.


Please note that on weekends the service is reduced.



Bus Routes from and to Amsterdam Airport

See below the buses serving Schiphol Airport:


- Amsterdam Airport Express (Bus 397)

By this bus route get fast and straight to Amsterdam, since it is the Airport Express. Please note that in the past, this bus line was called Bus 197. See schedule


Get by this bus to Museumplein, Rijksmuseum or Leidseplein. This service does not go to Amsterdam Central station.


The service departs every 7-8 minutes to downtown from platform B15-19. Total trip time is about 30 minutes.


Price: € 6.00 (single), € 10.00 (return). Purchase your ticket here.

At night: Bus N97 (Niteliner) Schiphol Airport – Amsterdam Centre. See schedule.



- GVB Bus 69 to Sloterdijk Train Station

Get by this bus line to Sloterdijk Train Station within 41 minutes. Once there it is easy to get to Amsterdam Central Station by bus or train. Location: Platform B14. See schedule


Price: € 3.00 (single), € 7.50 (day pass).



- Other buses

Bus 300 – Haarlem. See schedule

Bus 361 – Lisse. See schedule

Bus 365 – Leiden (Station) – Zoetermeer. See schedule

Buses that stop at Schiphol Plaza: Line 69, Line 185, Line 186, Line 187, Line 190, Line 191, Line 192, Line 193, Line 194, Line 195, Line 197 /Amsterdam Airport Express, Line 198, Line 199, Line 247, Line 277, Line 287, Line 300, Line 310, Line 361, Line 365, Line 369, Line 370, Line N30, Line N97.

Customer Service Phone number: +31 900 266 63 99.




The bus stops are located outside Schiphol Plaza. Each bus line and service stops at different platforms.




A one-way ticket cost is around € 4.00 - € 5.00.



OV-chip card system

Aside of paper tickets, the OV-chip card system is widely accepted by travelling by either train, bus, tram or metro. It consists of refundable cards, suitable for those passengers planning to use public transportation more than once.


There are several type of OV-chip cards: Personal, Anonymous, Single use and Business.

Please, bear in mind that you need to check-in and check-out the card when travelling by just swiping your card at the yellow card readers.


For further information about this system, please check out its website.