ACCESSIBILITY TO AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam would like to show you that it has excellent accessibility by air, by rail and road and could therefore be the ideal city to visit.
 

By air
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of the world’s most modern and efficient airports, which is why it is designated ‘Best Airport in Europe’ (and fourth best in the world) in the 2013 Business Traveller Awards. Scheduled services fly into Schiphol from at least 128 destinations within Europe and from 108 non- European destinations. Some 110 airlines fly from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to more than 265 destinations worldwide. In 2010, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol served 45.2 million passengers. Schiphol train station is located directly below the airport and by train you arrive at Amsterdam Central Station within 15 minutes. Via Schiphol Plaza, you can walk straight to the departure or arrival hall. There are also 15 to 20 trains a day to destinations such as Brussels, Paris and Frankfurt.

Flight times:
Amsterdam – London 1 hr 10 min
Amsterdam – Paris 1 hr 15 min
Amsterdam – Berlin 1 hr 20 min
Amsterdam – Stockholm 2 hrs
Amsterdam – New York City 7 hr 30 min

www.schiphol.nl/PublicTransport

www.ns.nl/en schedule your trip from the airport to the city centre by train

By train
The Dutch Railway company transports some one million travellers a day over the busiest railway network in the world. The NS Group comprises a number of operating companies which ensure the transportation of travellers and the development and exploitation of transport junctions. NS International operates the international transport of passengers by train. Thalys Nederland, ICE International, IC, Benelux and CiyNightLine transport passengers to various destinations including France, Germany and Belgium.

Operators:
Thalys (Paris)
ICE international (Frankfurt)
Benelux (Brussels)
IC (Berlin)
CityNightLine (Basel, Munich)

 

By bus
Long-distance Euroline busses connect Amsterdam with most European cities. Within the country, buses are used for regional transport rather than for long distances. They do, however, fill the rail gaps in the north and east of the Netherlands. Bus stations are typically situated next to the main railway station in a town. In towns with no rail service they are usually located in the town centre.

 

By boat
Most travellers go overland through Belgium and France to catch a boat to England, however ferries also run between the Hoek van Holland (Hook of Holland) and Harwich, UK; Europoort (near Rotterdam) and Hull, UK; IJmuiden (near Amsterdam) and Newcastle, UK; and IJmuiden and Kristiansand, Norway.

 

Local infrastructure
The compact size of Amsterdam means that almost everything is within walking distance of each other. Nevertheless the public transport network of buses, trams and metro is efficient, modern, reliable and inexpensive. The GVB is the public transport company of Amsterdam. One million passengers within greater Amsterdam travel by tram, bus, metro and ferry every day.