Amsterdam Airport Informational Guide to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) - Non Official

Amsterdam Airport Bus

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

Bus is without a doubt an economical and reliable mean of transportation for travelers to and from Schiphol Airport. Even so, if you travel with a lot of luggage it may be a little inconvenient. 

There are city and regional bus lines and also special shuttle buses that you can take to your hotel.

Amsterdam Airport Express (Bus 397)

This is for sure the best route to take from Amsterdam Airport. 

By this bus route passengers can get fast and straight to Amsterdam, since it is the Airport Express.

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

Please note that in the past, this bus line was called Bus 197.


Amsterdam Airport Express (Bus 397) stops at:

- Museumplein (28 minutes ride)
- Rijksmuseum (32 minutes)
- Leidseplein (34 minutes)
- Busstation Elandsgracht (38 minutes)

Many hotels and other accommodations are within a walking distance of these stops.

If needed, at each of these stops you can transfer to nearby trams or taxis.


The service departs every 7-8 minutes to downtown.

Total trip time is about 30 minutes.


Buses depart from platform B15-19.


- 6.00 € single 
- 10.00 € return 


It is exactly the same route but in a nightly schedule. 

Price is the same. 

Bus 69

Get by this bus line to Sloterdijk Train Station.

Once there it is easy to get to Amsterdam Central Station by bus or train. 


Service hours are from 05:25 am to 01:09 am. 

Travel time is 41 minutes.


Single ticket fare is 2.90 € 

Other buses

Aside of the enumerated buses, there are lots of other bus routes to and from Amsterdam Airport to other destinations around:

- To Aaslmeer, use route 342 or night bus N42. 
- To Alphen aan den Rijn use route 470. 
- To Amstelveen use route 186, 199, 300 or night bus N30. 
- To other areas of Amsterdam: 194, 195, night bus n95, 341, 300 and N30. 
- To Haarlem use route 300 and night bus N30. 
- To Hoofddorp use route 300, 397, 341or night buses N30 and N97. 
- To IJmuidng use night bus N30 
- To Keukenhof Garden use route 858, but it is seasonal route. 
- To Lisse use route 361. 
- To Leiden use 365
- To Leimuiden use route 370 
- To Nieuw-Vennep use route 397 and night bus N97. 
- To Ouderkerk aan de Amstel use route 300 and night bus N30. 
- To Sassenheim use route 361. 
- To Schiphol use routes 180, 181, 185, 186 187, 190, 191, 193,194,195, 198and 199. 
- To Uithoorn use routes 342, night bus N42. 
- To Vljhuizen use route 300 and night bus N30. 
- To Zoetermeer use route 365. 

For more information about these routes and schedules as well as fares, we recommend to check directly at the official Amsterdam Transport page 


Schiphol Hotel Shuttles are an easy and comfortable airport shuttle service to and from the Schiphol Airport and your hotel, offering a cheaper alternative to taxi and provide door-to-door services.

It is recommend to first ask your hotel if they offer a complimentary airport shuttle service.


Buses run every 10 minutes between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm from the platforms outside the main entrance to the arrivals and train station level.

Travel time varies as there are other passengers at the Shuttle too but they promise to not take more than 30 minutes. 


A single journey costs 13.50 € for an adult and 6.25 € for children. 


Bus stops are located outside Schiphol Plaza.

Each bus line and service stops at different platforms.

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