AMSTERDAM AIRPORT: how to arrive using public transport
You can arrive to Amsterdam Airport by different ways:
The train from/to Amsterdam Airportoffers a reliable mode of transportation for travelers. One can buy tickets either at the ticket desk on the arrivals level or at the yellow machines of Amsterdam Airport using Euro coins or credit/debit cards. Schiphol station is situated directly below the airport. You can pick up a free baggage trolley from the platform. Via Schiphol Plaza, you can walk straight to the departure or arrival hall.
Train tickets for domestic travel are available from the yellow ticket machines near the platforms at Schiphol Plaza. Tickets (for domestic and international travel) are also available from the ticket offices of Amsterdam Airport, which are situated close to the red/white-checked cube at Schiphol Plaza.
The direct trains to the Amsterdam train station from Amsterdam Airport run every 10 to 15 minutes between 6:00AM and 12:30AM and the trip takes about 15 to 20 minutes.. Using a train will cost you 3.80 Euros when travelling second class
Amsterdam Airport has an extensive network of direct bus lines connecting it to the surrounding towns and cities.
The net of buses offer an economical mode of transportation for travelersfrom Amsterdam Airport. If you are staying at a hotel near the bus station these buses services can be more direct than using a train.
The buses offer limited services over the weekends though. A single journey using a bus will cost 3.60 Euros.
A bus leaves Amsterdam airport after every 30 minutes and the bus station is located outside the main entrance to the arrivals and train station level.
The buses normally make five stops and two of these are conveniently located near many hotels.
It takes about 30 minutes to get to Amsterdam city using a bus.
The Schiphol Hotel, in Amsterdam Airport, shuttles offer a good alternative to taxi and they offer door to door services.
For a single journey it costs 13.50 Euros for an adult and 6.25 Euros for children.
These buses run from/to Amsterdam Airport every 10 minutes between 6AM and 9PM from platform A7 outside the main entrance to the arrivals and train station level.
However, make a point of first asking your hotel if they offer a complimentary airport shuttle service.
Taxis also provide transportation from the Amsterdam airport to Amsterdam city or viceversa.
Using a taxi is convenient especially if you are travelling with a lot of luggage as they offer door-to-door services and a trip to the city takes only 20 minutes if it is not rush hour.
However, this is the most expensive mode of transportation and a traveler risks sitting in heavy traffic during peak hours. The cost can be anywhere from 33 Euros to 40 Euros depending on the route used and the destination.
There are plenty of taxis just outside the main entrance to arrivals and train station level at the Amsterdam airport.
Travelers are advised to choose a taxi from the line and not from random individuals claiming to offer this service.