To Schiphol Airport

Easy to reach from the Schiphol International airport.  The trip from Amsterdam Centraal to Schiphol will take you only 14 to 17 minutes minutes and stops right under the airport.  Find the departure times here.

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If you are ariving by plane catch the train at Schiphol to travel directly to many destinations in The Netherlands. The NS train station is located directly below the terminal building. Take the escalator or lift downstairs and board the train. The train gets you for instance to Amsterdam Central Station in 14-17 minutes.

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.

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Amsterdam Travel Ticket

An 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. Visit for more information.

The train abroad

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.

Train tickets and the public transport card

In addition to paper tickets, many Dutch people use a public transport card called the ‘OV-chipkaart’. You can use the OV-chipkaart on the train, bus, tram and metro services. Several different types of public transport cards are available – read on to find out more.