Amsterdam Schiphol Airport directions

Public transportation to the airport

By Rail: The airport can be reached by train from Amsterdam central station and takes approximately 15 minutes. Trains depart every 3 to 15 minutes for the airport.

By Bus: The number 197 bus service runs from the Leidseplein in the city centre. It leaves for Schiphol P30 via Airport/Plaza and takes 49 minutes to get to the airport. An alternative service for the airport departs from a bus stop between the Central station and the Victoria Hotel opposite.

To find the public transport scheduled departure times please visit The site can be viewed in English or Dutch.

Alternatively, there are plenty of taxis if this is your preference.

At the airport

On your arrival at the airport make your way to the luggage depot between arrival halls 1 and 2 in the basement. View the map below to find the location of the luggage depot and your location when arriving at the airport by train, bus or taxi. After picking up your luggage at the storage desk, take the elevator or stairs to the first floor to check in.

Note: upon collection you have to present your name as in passport, your luggage key code (provided by the hotel or pick up) and the number of luggage items you have stored.


As you get to the first floor you will find yourself between departures 1 and 2. Departures 3 is one corridor away and it takes approximately a further 3 minutes to walk to your check-in desk. View the maps below to orientate yourself.

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