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By train (Domestic)

Schiphol station is situated directly below the airport. From the platform, simply use the escalator or lift to go up one floor. Via Schiphol Plaza, you can walk straight to the departure or arrival hall. At Schiphol Plaza you can pick up a free baggage trolley from the platform.

Train tickets

You can travel on NS (the Dutch Railways) with either a single-use chipcard or an OV-chipkaart. Both are available from the yellow ticket machines with the blue overhead sign reading ‘traintickets’. OV-chipkaart cardholders can also use the ticket machines with the yellow overhead sign.

The ticket machines are located near the platforms at Schiphol Plaza. Tickets (for domestic and international travel) are also available from the Ticket- and Service desks, which are situated close to the red/white-checked cube at Schiphol Plaza. Staff at the desk will also be able to provide you with train departure information and general information on travelling by train in Holland.

You travel by checking in and out at the train station before and after your journey.

For more information please check the NS website:

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.

Intercity direct

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

Average travel time 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