Trains Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport)

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Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport) train times
20:30 - 20:48 18 minutes
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20:38 - 20:51 13 minutes
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20:41 - 20:58 17 minutes
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20:53 - 21:05 12 minutes
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21:00 - 21:18 18 minutes
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21:08 - 21:21 13 minutes
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Trains Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport) - Facts 
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Fastest route: 13 minutes 
  • Number of trains: 171 
  • Changes: 0 
  • First train: 00:02 
  • Last train: 23:02 
  • Trains operator(s): NS
  • Fare range: €5 - €42 
  • From price: €5
Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport)!

Book your train journey from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport) in just 2 minutes - always the best price! The rates from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport) start from €5!

Every day 171 trains run between Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) and Schiphol (Airport). The distance is 12 kilometers and the fastest train journey takes 13 minutes. 

The earlier you book, the cheaper train tickets are. Just before departure, train tickets can be three to ten times more expensive. For this route the price difference from early booking to just before departure is  €5 - €42.

Train times / timetable

Find all train times in Europe here: travel from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport) with NS, the first train leaves at 00:02 and the last train at 23:02.

Train operators

NS


NS is the name of the national railways in the Netherlands. All major lines like Amsterdam to Utrecht, Schiphol to Amsterdam and Amsterdam to The Hague and Rotterdam are run by NS. 

RoutesMore information: 

Amsterdam Centraal (Main station)

Railway station Amsterdam, Amsterdam Central

Amsterdam Centraal is the name of the main station in Amsterdam and is located in the centre. You can walk from the station to the canals, Dam Square and to other major attractions.

If you want to go to the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh museum which are located at the other side of the centre you can walk for of about 30 minutes, take a tram or the newly opened underground. You can also easily rent a bike. 

  • Wifi: yes, available throughout the station
  • Lockers: yes, available 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, but not recommended! (Park your car for free at Diemen or Halfweg station) 

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes (to the Dam, the central square) 
  • Bike: OV Bike
  • Subway:  2 minutes to the Rokin stop. It's superfast.
  • Tram: 10 minutes
  • Bus: don't take it. It's not going to the centre.
  • Taxi: yes. Including Uber.
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Schiphol (Airport)

Railway station Amsterdam Airport

The name of the train station of Amsterdam Airport is Schiphol. The station is located below the airport. It's very easy to travel to Amsterdam Central, Rotterdam and The Hague. 

  • Wifi: yes, airport wifi
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: -
  • Bike: -  
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: yes, but not recommended
  • Taxi: yes, but expensive! 
More information: 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to travel from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport)?
The average travel time between Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) and Schiphol (Airport) is 13 minutes. On average 171 trains per day run between Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) and Schiphol (Airport). The first train is leaving Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) at 00:02 and the last at 23:02. The prices for train tickets from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport) start from €5.

How much does it cost to take the train from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport)?
The train fares for tickets from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport) start from €5. If you book early you have more chance to buy cheap train tickets from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport). Sometimes tickets cost up to 4-5 times more just before departure than at the time the sales period starts.

How do I get from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport)?
On average 171 trains per day run between Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) and Schiphol (Airport). The number of changes on this route is 0. Trains are one of the best ways to travel around Europe, they are fast, convenient and if you book on time there are often great deals. Fares for trains from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport) start from €5.

How long is the train ride from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport)?
The average travel time between Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) and Schiphol (Airport) is 13 minutes. Every day 171 runs between Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) and Schiphol (Airport) and the number of changes is 0. Train times can vary at any time of the day - check our rail planner for all the actual train times.

How far is Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) from Schiphol (Airport) by train?
The distance between Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) and Schiphol (Airport) is 12 kilometers. The average travel time is 13 minutes and there are approximately 171 trains per day running between Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) and Schiphol (Airport). The first train leaves from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) at 00:02 and the last one at 23:02.

Which trains run from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport)?
The following railway companies operate on the route between Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) and Schiphol (Airport): NS. The average travel time is 13 minutes, the distance is 12 kilometers and fares start from €5.

How to buy cheap train tickets from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport)?
Book your train tickets from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport) as early as possible - sometimes it saves 4-5 times than booking just before departure. If rail tickets between Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) and Schiphol (Airport) are already available try to avoid peak times and / or travel on Tuesday or Thursday. Train tickets from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport) start from €5.

Do prices go down for trains Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport)?
Unfortunately, no - there are no last minutes. Train tickets from Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) to Schiphol (Airport) only become more expensive the closer to departure time. The only way to purchase cheap train tickets is to book as early as possible. In general, it is more economical to travel between Amsterdam Centraal (Main station) and Schiphol (Airport) on Tuesday or Thursday, avoid peak times and / or travel late in the morning or in the early afternoon.

Other way around - Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Amsterdam Centraal (Main station)

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