Amsterdam Airport Transportation
Most travelers know that planning for a trip is not the most thrilling part of a trip. Nonetheless it is very important to effectively plan on how you will be able to get from the airport to your accommodation and back. At Amsterdam Airport there are many transportation options available for travelers to choose from.
The train offers a reliable mode of transportation for travelers. One can buy tickets either at the ticket desk on the arrivals level or at the yellow machines using Euro coins or credit/debit cards. The direct trains to the Amsterdam train station run every 10 to 15 minutes between 6:00AM and 12:30AM and the trip takes about 15 to 20 minutes. These trains leave from platforms 1, 2 or 3, which are all one floor below the airport terminal. Using a train will cost you 3.80 Euros when travelling second class.
Buses also offer an economical mode of transportation for travelers and if you are staying at a hotel near the bus station these buses services can be more direct than using a train. The buses offer limited services over the weekends though. A single journey using a bus will cost 3.60 Euros. A bus leaves the airport after every 30 minutes between 5:40AM and 11:40PM and the bus station is located outside the main entrance to the arrivals and train station level. The buses normally make five stops and two of these are conveniently located near many hotels. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Amsterdam city using a bus.
Schiphol Hotel shuttles
The Schiphol Hotel shuttles offer a cheaper alternative to taxi and they offer door-to-door services. For a single journey it costs 13.50 Euros for an adult and 6.25 Euros for children. These buses run every 10 minutes between 6AM and 9PM from platform A7 outside the main entrance to the arrivals and train station level. However, make a point of first asking your hotel if they offer a complimentary airport shuttle service.
Taxis also provide transportation from the airport to Amsterdam city. Using a taxi is convenient especially if you are travelling with a lot of luggage as they offer door-to-door services and a trip to the city takes only 20 minutes if it is not rush hour. However, this is the most expensive mode of transportation and a traveler risks sitting in heavy traffic during peak hours. The cost can be anywhere from 33 Euros to 40 Euros depending on the route used and the destination. There are plenty of taxis just outside the main entrance to arrivals and train station level at the airport. Travelers are advised to choose a taxi from the line and not from random individuals claiming to offer this service.
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