Information on trains and buses at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by Tourist Buddy ©


OVpay: checking in and out with your debit card when travelling by train (as per February 1st 2023)

Trains at Schiphol

The fastest way to get to the centre of Amsterdam is by train. Schiphol train station is situated right under the Schiphol Plaza area.

Direction Cities (list is not complete)
North/East Amsterdam Central station (CS), Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam WTC, Amsterdam RAI, Duivendrecht (ZIGGO dome - Amsterdam ArenA), Utrecht, Arnhem, Nijmegen , Eindhoven

South Hoofddorp

South West Leiden, The Hague HS(*), The Hague Central*, Rotterdam, Breda, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris

If you have a short layover at Schiphol it is easy to make a short trip to Amsterdam. Buy a return ticket (valid only for same-day travel) at one of the vending machines at Schiphol Plaza and hop on one of the about 8 trains per hour to Amsterdam Central Station (Amsterdam CS). Your train will leave from platform 1 or 2. For your return trip to Schiphol your train leaves from platform 13 or 14. Intercity Direct to Schiphol leaves from platform 15. Check the actual departure times at Amsterdam CS .

Traveling timer is a little less then 20 min. and the ticket price is € 8,40 for a return ticket.


Surcharge loader for Intercity direct



Real time departures overview at Schiphol Railwaystation (Dutch)


NS International runs a number of high speed trains. The following HS trains depart from Schiphol:

Service Destinations



Direct Eurostar to London

Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, London

Reservation required: Yes


Info & Tickets

Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam, Breda

Supplementary charges: Yes (but ONLY between Schiphol and Rotterdam)

Reservation required: No


Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam, Breda, Antwerp, Brussels

Supplementary charges: No

Reservation required: No

(The name 'Thalys' is no longer in use as per september 2023 and replaced with 'Eurostar')


Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris

Supplementary charges: Yes

Reservation required: Yes

Schiphol, Amsterdam WTC, Duivendrecht, Hilversum, Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Almelo, Hengelo, Osnabrück, Hanover, Berlin

Supplementary charges: No

Reservation required: No

How to get to Antwerp and Brussels from Schiphol?


1.) By THALYS: travel time is 1h35min.


2.) By Intercity Brussels: travel time is 2h35min.


You can also use a bus service to go to Brussels. Flixbus has stops at Schiphol Airport and in Amsterdam near Station Sloterdijk .