Name: Schiphol Airport
Airport Code: AMS
Schiphol Airport is the main airport serving Holland and is located in Amsterdam (officially known as Amsterdam Schiphol Airport). It might be a little confusing when trying to use its airport code as it used to be SPL but is now Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)
The exact location of the airport is relation to Amsterdam is just over 9km (20 minutes) and it is the third largest airport in Europe, and the seventeenth busiest airport in the world. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol handled 43.5 million passengers in 2009
Being such an important airport and located to one of the world’s major financial centres (Amsterdam) it is no wonder that it handles so many flight everyday.
Getting to and from the Airport
The are various ways to get to and from the airport so we have listed some of the main information below to help you plan your journey to and from Schiphol Airport.
By Train: The station is located directly below the main airport and if you arrive by train you can access the departure hall via Schiphol Plaza.
Domestic tickets can be purchased using the yellow ticket machines or from the ticket office located close to red and white checked cubes.
Please note that at night or early in the morning you are advised to use the NS night service which runs once an hour to and from Utrecht CS – Amsterdam CS – Schiphol – Leiden CS – Den Haag CS – Delft and Rotterdam CS.
Travelling time by train to Amsterdam from Schiphol Airport is around 15 minutes, Rotterdam is 1 hour and Eindhoven just over 1.5 hours
By Bus: There are many routes to and from the airport from early in the morning until late at night and you will also find some additional night services.
For specific information on bus routes from Schiphol Airport Amsterdam call +31 (0)900 – 9292 (EUR 0.70/min).
Schiphol Airport Address:
Evert v/d Beekstraat 202
1118 CP Schiphol
If you need to contact the airport by phone then you would be best to use the officially published telephone numbers. From within the Netherlands use 0900-0141 which will cost you 40 cents per minute or from outside the Netherlands use +31-207940800