By bus from Schiphol: Go cross-country by bus

The Schiphol bus stops are located right outside Schiphol Plaza. There are city and regional bus lines, and also special shuttle buses that you can take to your hotel.

Bus station Plaza

All aboard the Amsterdam Express

Most adventures start and end in Amsterdam, and this is a great way to start yours – the bus terminal is right outside Schiphol Plaza. The Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 397) has a fast and direct connection to Amsterdam. Please visit to learn more about bus lines and departure times.

Amsterdam Travel Ticket

An Amsterdam Travel Ticket lets you use virtually all of the city’s public transport on one ticket. Your ticket includes unlimited travel with the Amsterdam Express (bus 397) from Schiphol to every train station in Amsterdam.

Bus checklist

  • Plan your journey at
  • Buy a public transport card from the yellow ticket machines at Schiphol and most stations
  • Make sure you have at least € 10 credit on your public transport card
  • Always check in and out when you enter and exit the bus