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Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS):
Location
15 km/9 Miles SW of the City.
WebsiteAmsterdam Airport

Airport Map:
Click here
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Airport Overview:
The airport consists of one giant terminal, in the centre of which is the Schiphol Plaza, This is a large public area with shops, restaurants and all the public transport. rains are in the basement whilst buses depart from outside. The size of the terminal means that often very long walks are involved getting to and from aircraft.
Driving Directions:
The Airport lies on the E19/A4 motorway linking Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam.
By Taxi: ~€42/15-25 mins to Amsterdam city centre. Most taxis use meters. Taxi Karo +31 645 674 025.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
There are a number of bus stops outside the Plaza:
Bus #164: Runs to Amsterdam Slotervaart & Sloterdijk train station. Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri 0557-0024. Saturday: 0627-0023. Sundays: 0724-0024. Bus Stop B3
Bus #190: Runs to Schiphol Zuid every 10-30 mins 24 hrs a day. Serves the airport perimeter area. Bus Stop B12
Bus #190: Runs to Schiphol Oost (Zuideinde). Timings: Runs 24 hrs a day 1-10 times per hour. Bus Stop B11
Bus #191: Runs to Schiphol Rijk & Schiphol Zuidoost (Anchoragelaan). Timings: Runs 0541 onwards. Bus Stop B8
Bus #191: Runs to Schiphol Oost (Zuideinde). Timings: Runs Mon-Fri 0541-2310 1-4 times per hour. Weekends 0640-2310 1 or 2 times per hour. Bus Stop B11
Bus #192: Runs to Schiphol Noord, Badhoevedorp, Osdorpplein & Amsterdam West (Sloterdijk Train station). Runs daily 0605-0005 every 15-30 mins. Bus Stop B7
Bus #192: Runs to Schiphol Suid. Timings: Runs daily 0548-0016 1-4 times per hour. Bus Stop B12
Bus #193: Runs to Schiphol Rijk & Schiphol Zuidoost (Anchoragelaan). Timings: Runs Mon-Fri only 0610-0905 every 5-10 mins. Bus Stop B6
Bus #196: Runs to Hoofddorp Centrum & Toolenburg (Spaarne Ziekenhuis). Timings: Runs Mon-Fri 0551-0022 every 15-30 mins. Weekends: 0652-0022 once or twice an hour. Bus Stop B8
Bus #196: Runs to Schiphol Oost (Zuideinde). Timings: Runs Mon-Fri 0545-0011. Weekends 0611-0011 every 30-60 mins. Bus Stop B11
Bus #197: Runs to Amsterdam Central Bus Station.
Bus #198: Runs to Aalsmeer Centrum, Bloemenveiling (VBA) & Uithoorn Bus Station. Timings: Runs Mon-Fri 0528-0004 every 30-60 mins. Weekends hourly 0704-0004. Bus Stop B8
Bus #198: Runs to Schiphol Oost (zuideinde). Bus Stop B11
Bus #199: Runs to Schiphol Oost, Amstelveen & Amsterdam Oost (Amstel Station). Timings: Runs daily 0617-0012 every 15-45 mins. Bus Stop B7
Bus #199: Runs to Schiphol Zuid. Timings: Runs Mon-Fri 0554-2358 every 15-30 mins. Weekends: 0549-2358 once or twice an hour. Bus Stop B12
Bus #203: Runs to Alkmaar & Heerhugowaard (Middenward). Bus Stop B13
Bus #203: Runs to Schiphol Zuid (Toekanweg). Bus Stop B14
Bus #205: Runs to Stationsplein & Schiphol Oost (Zuidende). Runs Mon-Fri only, only twice a day leaving the airport at 0718 & 0802. Bus Stop B13
Bus #205: Runs to Nieuw Vennep - Hillegom - Noordwijkerhout (Leeuwenhorst). Runs Mon-Fri only, only twice a day leaving the airport at 1633 & 1725. Bus Stop B14
Bus #206: Runs to Sassenheim, Voorhout & Noordwijk a/Zee. Runs Mon-Fri only. Only 2 buses per day, leaving the airport Plaza at 1722 & 1747. Bus Stop B13
Bus #245: Runs to Amsterdam Zuid, Oost & Noord. Bus Stop B3
Bus #245: Runs to Schiphol Zuid (South) Toekanweg. Bus Stop B4
Bus #247: Runs to Amsterdam West (Bos en Lommer). Bus Stop B3
Bus #247: Runs to Schiphol Zuid (South) Toekanweg. Bus Stop B4
Bus #258: Runs to Hoofddorp & Nieuw Vennep. Bus Stop B5
Bus #258: Runs to Amsterdam Marnixstraat. Bus Stop B7
Bus #300: Route: Runs Southwards to Schiphol Noord, Amstelveen, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel & Amsterdam Zuidoost (station Bijlmer). Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri: 0541-0117 every 7-15 mins. Saturdays: 0542-0117 every 10-30 mins. Sundays: 0532-0117 every 15-30 mins. Cost: €1.60. Bus Stop B1
Bus #300: Route: Runs North to Hoofddorp, Vijfhuizen, Haarlem Schalkwijk & Haarlem NS station. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri: 0528-0103 every 7-15 mins. Saturdays: 0528-0103 every 10-30 mins. Sundays: 0528-0103 every 15-30 mins. Cost: €1.60. Bus Stop B2
Bus #358: Runs to Badhoevedorp & Amsterdam CS. Night Bus Bus Stop B3
Bus #370: Runs to Amsterdam Haarlemmermeerstation, Museumplein & Marnixstraat. Bus Stop B3
Bus #370: Runs to Leimuiden & Alphen a/d Rijn. Bus Stop B5
Bus #424: Runs to Amstelveen (KLM Hoofdkantoor). Runs Mon-Fri only. Only 2 buses per day, leaving the airport Plaza at 0747 & 0817. Bus Stop B5
Connexxion Schiphol Hotel Shuttle: Runs every 10-30 mins from Bus stop A7 outside the Plaza. Takes 30 mins and calls at many city hotels. Tel +31(0)38 3394741. There is a company desk in the Plaza. €11 one way, €17.50 return. Bus Stop A7
Other Hotels: Some Hotels run buses for guests including the Dorint Sofitel Hotel, Dorint Novotel, Hilton Amsterdam Airport Hotel, NH Schiphol Hotel, Crowne Plaza Airport, Radisson SAS Airport Hotel, Van der Valk Hotel, Bastion Hotel, Courtyard Marriott, Ibis Amsterdam Airport & Etap Hotel. Buses depart regularly and schedules are posted at the bus stop. Bus Stop A9-13
Night Bus to Groningen: Starting from 01Jan 2012, a bus will run every night between Amsterdam airport and Groningen. Route: Schipol Arrivals - Hoogeveen Motel - Beilen Carpoolplaats lij LEF - Assen Noord afsl A28 Carpoolplaats - Haren Transferium - Groningen Train Station. Timings: The bus leaves the airport nightly at 0415, arriving at Groningen at 0630. The bus leaves Groningen nightly at 0100, arriving at the airport at 0340. Cost: €25 one way.  

By Shuttle Van:
resorthoppa.com: resorthoppa.com runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to Amsterdam city centre, The Hague/Den Haag, Rotterdam & Utrecht. Click here to make a reservation.
ShuttleDirect.com: ShuttleDirect.com offer good value airport transfer shuttles and private transfers from the airport. Pre-booked service only, click here to book.


By Train:
General: There is a railway station under the Schiphol Plaza, at the centre of the terminal.
To Amsterdam City Centre: Timings: Direct trains run to Amsterdam Centraal Station ~every 15 mins 0541-0026 and every hour through the night 0100-0500; from Amsterdam Centraal services leave 0505-0030 and every hour through the night 0042-0442. See train schedule. Travel Time: Takes 15-20 mins. Tickets can be bought from the machines in the arrivals hall or on the ground floor of the Plaza, but NOT on the platforms. The code for the city centre on these machines is 1000. Cost: €3.80 one way/€6.40 return.
To Leiden, Rotterdam, Roosendaal & Vlissingen: Frequent services at 0400, 0500, then frequently until late. Trains stop at Hoofddorp, Nieuw Vennep, Leiden Centraal (15 mins), De Vink, Voorschoten, Den Haag Mariahoeve, Den Haag Laan van NOI, Den Haag HS, Den Haag Moerwijk, Rijswijk, Delft, Delft Zuid, Schiedam Centrum, Rotterdam Centraal (45 mins), Rotterdam Blaak, Dordrecht (1 hour), Roosendaal (1 hr 25), Bergen op Zoom, Kruiningen-Yerkseke, Goes, Middelburg, Vissingen Souburg & Vissingen. However not all trains call at all stations. Note: These trains call at The Hague HS, which is NOT The Hague Centraal.
To Den Haag (The Hague): Frequent services at 0400, 0500, then frequently until late. Trains stop at Hoofddorp, Nieuw Vennep, Leiden Centraal, De Vink, Voorschoten, Den Haag Mariahoeve, Den Haag Laan van NOI & Den Haag Centraal. Takes 25 mins.
To Lelystad: Frequent services from 0557, then frequently until late. Trains stop at Amsterdam Zuid, Amsterdam RAI, Duivendrecht, Diemen Zuid, Weesp, Almere & Lelystad Centrum. However not all trains call at all stations.
To  Utrecht: Frequent services from 0614-2344 and every hour through the night 0100-0503. Trains stop at Amsterdam Zuid and Amsterdam Bijlmer, and then continue to ’s-Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven.
To Groningen & Enschede: Half-hourly service from 0551-2321. Trains stop at Amsterdam Zuid, Duivendrecht, Hilversum and Amersfoort; for Groningen, they continue to Zwolle, Assen, Groningen; for Enschede, to Apeldoorn, Deventer, Almelo, Hengelo and Enschede.
To RAI Congress Centre: There is a direct link between Schipol and Amsterdam’s RAI Congress Centre, with trains running every 10-15 mins 0525-0010.
Thalys Train: The reservation-only, high-speed Thalys train tel 0900 9292 serves Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Paris and has facilities for disabled travellers.
International Trains: Regular International trains run to Antwerp (1 hr 50), Brussels Nord, Central & South (€32.60/2 hours 45) & Paris via The Hague HS (not The Hague Centraal) & Rotterdam.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Desks are in the Schiphol Plaza area: AVIS, Budget, EUROPCAR 020 316 4190, Hertz, ALAMO/National & eSixT.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking: Short Term: Car Parks P1 & P2: Within walking distance of the terminal. €1.90 per 30 mins for the first 3 hrs. Then €2,70 for each extra hour. Daily max €26 for the first 3 days. Thereafter €15. Long Term: Car Park P3: A bus runs to this car park from bus stop A5. First 3 days €50, then €5.50 per day. Valet Parking: €35 for the first 3 days, €19.50 per day for days 4-7 and €15 thereafter.
Baggage Storage:
Lockers are available airside, and a baggage storage facility is available in the Plaza 0615-2215. Costs from €5-€9 per 24 hrs.
Notes: ATMs/Cash Machines available throughout the airport. There is a hotel booking board with phones in the Plaza.
Steve's Tip: The train is the fastest and cheapest way to reach central Amsterdam.

Airport Tel No:
 +31 900 7244 7465 or +31 900 0141.
Airport Website:
www.schiphol.nl.
Updated Dec13 ADV. Last Visit Jul07.
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