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Catch the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport

Much like any weekend spent in the Venice of the North, the journey from Amsterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport is short and sweet. Join millions of customers who use us every day, and we’ll get you where you want to go, smooth and simple. In just 15 minutes, you’ll be at the airport ready to head home, or on to your next destination!

If you’re not heading too far, why not take the train a little further and help the environment even more? Amsterdam is well connected by rail to nearby countries such as Belgium, France and Germany, and your journey by train would surely give you a few great stories to tell.

Looking for more info about this journey? Cast your eyes below for FAQs and ticket prices.

Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by train

It takes an average of 16m to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by train, over a distance of around 8 miles (12 km). There are normally 154 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and tickets for this journey start from £5.27 when you book in advance.

First train

00:11

Last train

23:49

Departure station

Amsterdam-Centraal

Arrival station

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Journey time

From 13m

Distance

8 miles (12 km)

Frequency

154 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £5.27

Train and bus operators

NS, Amsterdam Airport Express

Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for Tuesday 4th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:08 13:21 13m, direct
13:11 13:27 16m, direct
13:13 13:36 23m, 1 change
13:25 13:38 13m, direct
13:28 13:41 13m, direct
13:41 13:58 17m, direct
13:43 14:06 23m, 1 change
13:53 14:08 15m, direct
14:08 14:21 13m, direct
14:14 14:30 16m, direct

NS trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

You can travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on NS trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

NS classes from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Compare the different travel classes offered by NS when travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Onboard services on NS

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

There are no luggage weight limits on NS trains, so long as you can carry your bags by yourself.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

There is no onboard catering on NS trains.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

The majority of NS Intercity trains have free WiFi on board. If your train has WiFi available, connect to the network 'Wifi in the train' to get online.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 4 travel free on NS trains. Children between 4 and 11 years old can get a 'Railrunner' ticket, which costs €2.50 a day, for unlimited travel.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Outside peak hours (from 9am to 4:30pm, and after 6pm), at the weekend, on bank holidays and during the summer months, you can take your bike on board NS trains. Bikes must be placed in the designated storage spaces, which you can find by looking for a bike symbol on the side of the carriage. Foldable bikes can be transported like normal luggage.

PetPetPets

Small pets are allowed on board, provided that they travel on your lap or in a suitable travel carrier. Guide dogs are also allowed on board but must be recognisable as guide dogs for the blind or another type of assistance dog. Larger dogs can travel on NS trains, so long as they wear a muzzle and are kept on a lead - you must also buy a dog train ticket.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need help getting on or off the train, you can reserve NS Travel Assistance. This service is available 7 days a week. You need to specify the help you need on your online NS account and reserve assistance on the NS website, on the NS app or by phoning (+31) 30 235 78 22.

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

The price of train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport starts at £5.27 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam-Centraal and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is 16 minutes, with around 154 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Amsterdam-Centraal and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport cost?

Train ticket prices from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport can start from as little as £5.27 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport without having to change trains. There are 128 direct trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport leave?

The first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport leaves at 00:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport leave?

The last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport leaves at 23:49. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Amsterdam-Centraal and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport cover a distance of around 8 miles (12 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam-Centraal.

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team

We love helping our customers find inspiration for their next train journey. Discover some travel stories written based on our employees' experiences.

Amsterdam to Schiphol by train

Normally, getting from your hotel back to the airport is a stressful experience. Fortunately, the journey from Amsterdam to Schiphol Airport is incredibly straightforward and stress-free when done by train.  

Approaching the majestic Amsterdam Centraal station from the front, you could forgive it for a medieval castle or tourist attraction, worth a photo or two itself. On the inside, the layout is incredibly easy to navigate, with screens displaying departures in Dutch and English. There are a handful of shops around serving fresh food if you fancy a quick bite to eat, and if you need to buy a ticket, you can use the ticket machines to pick one up fast (you can switch the language to English on these). Tickets must be validated when entering and leaving the station, so make sure to tap in and out at the barriers. 

There are various train services from Amsterdam Centraal towards Schiphol Airport each day – the one I hopped aboard had already picked up some passengers from elsewhere, but there was still ample room for myself and my luggage. The train itself was bright, spacious and comfortable, with overhead racks for luggage and plenty of legroom. From Amsterdam Centraal, it’s not just Schiphol you can get to – there are tonnes of destinations by train, including even international routes. 

The journey to the airport took just over 15 minutes, even with a couple of stops along the way. Once at Schiphol Airport station you can simply tap out at the barriers and head to your terminal! Easy.

Luke, a former Trainline employee, chose to share their experience of the journey between Amsterdam-Centraal and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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