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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 17m to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by train, over a distance of around 7 miles (12 km). There are normally 119 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and tickets for this journey start from €5.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 13m
Price€5.60 - €42
Distance7 miles (12 km)
Frequency119 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam-Centraal
Arrival stationAmsterdam Schiphol Airport
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsNS, 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 1st Dec 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:25 13:38 13m, direct
13:38 13:51 13m, direct
13:41 13:58 17m, direct
13:49 14:14 25m, 1 change
14:08 14:21 13m, direct
14:11 14:28 17m, direct
14:19 14:44 25m, 1 change
14:38 14:51 13m, direct
14:41 14:58 17m, direct
14:49 15:14 25m, 1 change

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.

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport start at €5.60 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €5.61.
lowest price found
from5.60
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price5.60
on the day
avg. single price5.61

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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

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Amsterdam to Schiphol by train

Review by Luke McDonough

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.

About Luke

Luke is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on his own genuine experience of the journey.

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Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam-Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/12/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 23/11/2020 for travel on 21/02/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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