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By train (Domestic)

Schiphol station is situated directly below the airport. You can pick up a free baggage trolley from the platform. Via Schiphol Plaza, you can walk straight to the departure or arrival hall.

Train tickets

Train tickets for domestic travel are available from the yellow ticket machines near the platforms at Schiphol Plaza. Tickets (for domestic and international travel) are also available from the ticket offices, which are situated close to the red/white-checked cube at Schiphol Plaza. Staff at the ticket offices will also be able to provide you with train departure information.

Incidentally, did you know that you can also purchase your train ticket well in advance? You can either buy one from a ticket machine or ask for a ticket without a date at one of the NS-service desks. It is possible to do so for both the outward and return journey. All you have to do on the day of travel is stamp your ticket at a machine on one of the platforms.

Information about your train journey

The journey planner on the NS website will provide you with information on the fastest and shortest route between your home address and Schiphol. It also contains the latest travel information, including details of temporary timetable changes.

Direct or change

From a great many stations, you can travel to the very heart of Schiphol either directly or with one change. Important railway hubs include Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Duivendrecht. The trains come into these stations at two levels. If you have to change at one of these stations, your connecting train will depart from another level to the one on which you arrived. The timetables make allowance for this.

Night train

If you are departing/arriving at night or in the early morning, the NS night network could be the answer. The night trains travel once an hour between Utrecht CS - Amsterdam CS - Schiphol - Leiden CS - Den Haag CS - Delft and Rotterdam CS and vice versa. If it is not possible for you to travel by night train, then why not take a look at the service provided by Schiphol Travel Taxi.


With Fyra, the Amsterdam Airport City Centre Train you can travel between Schiphol, Amsterdam CS, Rotterdam CS and Breda. With Fyra’s high-speed service you will reach your destination faster than domestic trains. You can find more information and tickets at the website of NS Hispeed.

Average travel distances from/to Schiphol

Amsterdam 0:15 Haarlem 0:40
Apeldoorn 1:12 Leeuwarden 2:34
Arnhem 1:16 Leiden 0:20
Assen 2:13 Maastricht 2:41
Breda 1:49 Nijmegen 1:45
Den Bosch 1:18 Roosendaal 1:26
Den Haag 0:30 Rotterdam 1:00
Deventer 1:26 Sittard 2:25
Doetinchem 2:01 Tilburg 1:31
Ede/Wageningen 1:02 Utrecht 0:50
Eindhoven 1:32 Venlo 2:09
Enschede 2:09 Vlissingen 2:20
Groningen 2:22 Zwolle 1:44




Schiphol rail network to undergo renovation

ProRail is renovating the tracks around Schiphol airport.  This means that at times there will be limited train services, or no train services, to and from the airport.