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

Amsterdam Airport Train

Schiphol Airport has a train station at the same terminal. 

Travel time to Amsterdam city centre is around 20 minutes and there is service 24/7. 

From Schiphol train station passengers can get to several destinations since there are international trains, night trains and intercity trains available. 

Train 1 Amsterdam Airport
Train 2 Amsterdam Airport


The route to Amsterdam Centraal (Amsterdam Central Station) is the most frequented one. 

There are different types of trains to get there: 


It stops at Lelylaan, Sloterdijk and Central Station. 

Intercity or Intercity Direct

It only stops at Central Station. 

The difference between them is only 3 minutes. 

Frequencies are every 10 to 15 minutes so there will always be a train waiting for you.  

Trains in the Netherlands

Schiphol is an important hub for the Dutch rail network.

It’s very easy to get from there to anywhere across the country.

You can plan your train journey online at and, which gives you door-to-door public transport advice.

Train 3 Amsterdam Airport


Schiphol Station is located directly below the terminal facilities.

From the platform, there is direct access through the escalator or lift to go up one floor.

Via Schiphol Plaza, passengers can walk straight to the departure/arrival hall, where they are also able to pick up a free baggage trolley from the platform.

Trains leave from platforms 1, 2 or 3, which are all one floor beneath the terminal.


See the train fares from Amsterdam Airport to Amsterdam Central:

- € 5.30 (one-way ticket 2nd class)
- € 8.20 (one-way ticket 1st class)
- “Railrunner” ticket (Children between 4-11 years): € 2.50
- Children below 4 years travel for free

Take into consideration that fares might change. 

For more information about fares to other destinations, please check and 9292.n websites. 

Amsterdam Travel Ticket

Amsterdam Travel Ticket lets you use virtually all of the city’s public transport on one ticket.

Your ticket includes unlimited travel with the Amsterdam Express bus (line 397) from Schiphol to every train station in Amsterdam.

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Where do I buy my ticket?

To purchase tickets, passengers should go to the ticket desk on the arrivals level or at the yellow machines of Amsterdam Airport using cash or credit cards.

International service tickets can be purchased at the ticket offices of NS Hispeed (located close to the meeting point at Schiphol Plaza).

You can buy train tickets for international train services operated by Thalys, ICE International, CityNightLine and Eurostar at the Nederlandse Spoorwegen Hispeed desks.

These desks are located near the Meeting Point at Schiphol Plaza.

OV-chip card system

Aside of paper tickets, the OV-chip card system is widely accepted by travelling 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 types 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