A hassle-free journey to Schiphol

Are you being dropped off at the Kiss & Ride, taking the train or bus, or coming to the airport by car? However you travel, make sure to plan your journey to Schiphol well. You can easily do that on this site or in our app. Search for your flight and check your personal itinerary to see if it’s busy at the Kiss & Ride. That way, you can avoid peak times and traffic. Keep reading for more travel tips.

Public transport

Fast, simple and affordable – you can travel all over using public transport. And luckily you can also use it to get to Schiphol. Our airport is an important hub for rail traffic and easy to reach by train from all parts of the Netherlands. You can also get to Schiphol by bus from various locations, including Amsterdam, Leiden and Hoofddorp.

When travelling to Schiphol by train or bus, you can enter the departure hall – via Schiphol Plaza – in no time. Want to know what time your train or bus leaves, how long the journey takes, how much it costs or where you can best catch it?

By car

If you'd prefer to get here by car, park at P3 Long-Term Parking. You can leave your car here with peace of mind. Catch the free shuttle bus and you'll be at the terminal within 5 minutes. Travellers flying with KLM, TUI or Transavia between 7 July and 31 August have the handy additional option of checking in at P3. That means you can head straight to security when you get to the terminal.

You can of course park closer to the airport. If you park at P1 Parking, you'll have just a short walk to the departure hall. If you'll be away for more than 48 hours, don't forget to make a reservation beforehand.

Check all our parking options here.

Kiss & Ride drop-offs

You may choose to have someone drop you off at Schiphol’s Kiss & Ride. Check in advance how busy it is at the Kiss & Ride by looking up your flight. Keep in mind that at Kiss & Ride you can only stop for a short time. If it’s busy, or if you want more time to say goodbye, head to the P1 Pick-up & Drop-off car park. Here, you can take your time to say farewell for just € 1.10 per 10 minutes. You don't even have to walk to the ticket machine anymore, you can pay very easily by scanning the QR code on the parking ticket.


If you are picking someone up from the airport, the best option is to park in the P1 car park. It can sometimes take quite a while before the baggage is on the belt and for the arriving travellers to reach you. You can find up-to-date arrival times here.

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