How to get to Amsterdam from the airport
Your plane’s touched down and you’re almost home and dry. Not so fast, however – first, you need to navigate your way from the airport. Luckily, here we provide a handy guide explaining how to get to Amsterdam from the three airports near the city.
How to get to Amsterdam from Schiphol Airport
If you find yourself in Schiphol Airport, there’s various ways to travel to Amsterdam Central station: car bus, train and taxi. Giving preference to public transport, the easiest way is by train. Look for the intercity that’ll take you to Amsterdam Central in about 14 minutes for a very competitive € 3.80. You can also take a taxi to Amsterdam. This’ll be an expensive option, however – a taxi from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central sets you back a whopping € 45. If you’re lucky enough to own your own car, you can reach Amsterdam Central in about 20 minutes – take the A4 from Schiphol and keep going down the A10.
How to get to Amsterdam from Eindhoven Airport
If you’re flying to Eindhoven Airport, you can get to Amsterdam Central by car, bus/ train or taxi. If you’re going by public transport, you’ll first need to get the bus to Eindhoven Central Station. Bus 401 takes about 20 minutes. Tickets can be bought on the bus and cost approximately € 2. Trains from Eindhoven Central take about 1 hour 20 mins. Taxi, again, is an expensive option. Average price of a taxi ride from Eindhoven to Amsterdam is €250, which for European travellers is probably more than your flight tickets. If you’ve come by car, you can reach Amsterdam Central in about an hour and a half. The total journey is 128 km long, and you can take the A2 to Amsterdam.
How to get to Amsterdam from Rotterdam Airport
Those who’ve touched down in Rotterdam can complete their journey by car, bus/train or taxi. The journey by public transport takes about 90 minutes, and it’s probably best to start off with bus 50, direction Rotterdam. Get off at the stop Meijerplein Metro. You’re now at the metro station. Take the E line towards The Hague (Den Haag), and get off at Laan van Noi, The Hague. From here, you’re a five minute walk from train station Laan van Noi, where the intercity train can take you to Amsterdam in about 45 minutes. At € 160, a taxi may not be an option unless you’re travelling as a group. If you’re going by car, the journey to Amsterdam takes about 55 minutes, and spans 72 km.