Train Amsterdam Airport

Schiphol Airport let passengers transfer from and to Amsterdam by an easy method of transportation for travelers: The train.


Dutch Railways is the main rail operator in the Netherlands which runs frequent trains to Amsterdam Central Station (Amsterdam Centraal) every 10-15 minutes per hour, between 06:00 am and 01:00 am. Additionally, night trains run from 02:00 am and 05:00 am, though they are less frequent (once per hour).

The trip to Amsterdam Central Station from Amsterdam Airport about 20 minutes.

The night trains run between Utrecht CS - Amsterdam CS - Schiphol - Leiden CS - Den Haag CS - Delft and Rotterdam CS and vice versa once per hour.

Intercity direct train connects the Amsterdam Airport City Centre Train to Amsterdam CS, Rotterdam CS and Breda.

From Schiphol Airport there also run International train connections (European).




Schiphol Station is located directly below the airport. 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.




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



Where do I buy my ticket?

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


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



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.