Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

General information

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is by far the busiest airport in the Netherlands, the airport welcomed 68.5 million passengers in 2017. The airport has one terminal with seven piers/concourses (B, C, D, E, F, G and H/M pier). Dutch flag carrier KLM, Transavia and TUI fly Netherlands use Schiphol as their home base.

In 2019, a new pier will be opened on the south side of the airport. In 2023, a new terminal will be taken into use. The terminal will adjoin the existing Departures and Arrivals hall 1, allowing the airport to retain its one terminal concept.


Where is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol situated?

The airport is located in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, southwest of the capital of the Netherlands. You can reach the airport via exit 2 Schiphol of the A4/E19 motorway.

How many terminals has Amsterdam Airport Schiphol?

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has one terminal with three Departures areas, four Arrivals areas and seven piers, namely the B, C, D, E, F, G and H/M pier. The gates of the H/M pier are the low-cost gates of the airport, consisting of a non-Schengen part (H) and a Schengen part (M).

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Netherlands.

Airport Distance
Rotterdam The Hague Airport 45km
Eindhoven Airport 104km
Weeze Airport (Germany) 123km
Antwerp Airport (Belgium) 127km
Groningen Airport Eelde 152km
Brussels Airport (Belgium) 158km
Maastricht Aachen Airport 170km
Düsseldorf Airport (Germany) 178km
Ostend Bruges Airport (Belgium) 179km
Liege Airport (Belgium) 191km
Münster Osnabrück Airport (Germany) 200km



The distance from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the centre of Amsterdam is 17 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Amsterdam.

From AMS Airport to Amsterdam City centre by Car
17 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol you can travel by train and bus. Visit the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Amsterdam is about € 45.-. Book your taxi at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From AMS Airport to Amsterdam City centre by Taxi
17 km
25 min
€ 45.-

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Car rental

At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol?

We offer you a list of airlines at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • KLM (KL)
  • Transavia (HV)
  • TUI fly Netherlands (OR)
  • easyJet (U2)
  • Vueling (VY)


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


citizenM Schiphol Airport, Schiphol

citizenM Schiphol Airport is a modern design hotel at Schiphol Airport, offering rooms with adjustable colours and flat-screen TVs. It is within walking distance of the airport terminals and train stations.


Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Schiphol

The 4-star Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has direct access to Schiphol International Airport and is only 20 minutes by train from Amsterdam city center.


ibis budget Amsterdam Airport, Badhoevedorp

This 2-star hotel is located within a 7-minute drive from Schiphol Airport. ibis budget Amsterdam Airport offers free Wi-Fi, free shuttle service to and from Schiphol airport and a 24-hour front desk.

Hotels in Amsterdam

Looking for the best hotels in Amsterdam? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam

This 5-star hotel, in the heart of Amsterdam, is set on the edge of the famous Dam Square and opposite the Royal Palace. NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky benefits from a grand cafe and a winter garden on site. Free WiFi is available.


Hyatt Regency Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Located in Amsterdam, Hyatt Regency Amsterdam has a fitness centre, terrace, bar, and free WiFi. Popular points of interest around the property include Dutch National Opera & Ballet and Heineken Experience.


XO Hotels City Centre, Amsterdam

XO Hotels City Centre is set in 10 monumental townhouses, around the corner from the lively Dam Square and Warmoesstraat area. It offers accommodation with flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms. Free WiFi is available.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Van Gogh Museum Ticket

There's no faster way to visit the Van Gogh Museum. These exciting new tickets help you avoid long lines to see hundreds of paintings, drawings and letters by the Dutch master himself. Gain immediate entry via the blue lane at your selected time slot.


Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

See Amsterdam at its most picturesque on a 1.5-hour canal cruise by night. Discover the historic city center as you sail past the Skinny Bridge, Golden Bend, and more. Marvel at the illuminated merchant houses and learn where the local hotspots are.

Tour & transport

Volendam, Marken & Windmills with Free 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Explore the Dutch countryside and leave Amsterdam behind for a half-day tour with free canal cruise included. See the famous Zaanse Shans windmills, explore the quaint fishing villages of Volendam and Marken and stop at a traditional Dutch cheese farm.


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By Rob
Written 4 months ago

Schiphol Amsterdam is an airport with lots of facilities and shops. Good signage. Parking can be expensive though. The train can take you to Amsterdam city quickly. And to other cities too.
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