Mobility and transport projects: Optimum mobility

You want to reach Schiphol on time and not spend too much time getting home again. An easily accessible airport is therefore extremely important. But so is good air quality in and around Schiphol. Consequently, the focus of our mobility and transport policy is clean and less road traffic from, to and at Schiphol.

We want to belong to the top regarding reducing CO2, NOx, PMx and fine particles produced by motorised transport. We feel this is important for the health of our employees and the local community. We do our part through the following projects.

Design and animation: Frédérik Ruys, Vizualism

Electric transport to and from Schiphol

More and more electrically powered vehicles are in use at and around Schiphol. We wholeheartedly support this positive development. Therefore, Schiphol Taxi operates a large fleet of 100% electric taxis, since October 2014. The fleet consists of the Tesla models S for five passengers, the Tesla models X for seven passengers and VW taxi buses - operating on green gas - for nine passengers.

There are also 100 electrically powered buses driving at and around Schiphol, since the end of March 2018.

Electric transport between aircraft and gate

We take our objective seriously not only in the all-access parts of the airport, but also in the areas off-limits to the general public. Currently, we have 37 electric platform buses to transport passengers between their aircraft and their gate. These buses were specially designed for and in cooperation with the airport.

Electricity for the airplane

Stationary aircraft normally use their own kerosene-driven auxiliary motors (APU) or a separate diesel-powered generator (GPU) to supply electricity and airconditioning. To reduce this fossil fuel use, we equipped 70 aircraft stands with installations for fixed electrical ground power (400 Hz) and pre-conditioned air units.

Charging your electric car and motorcycle

From a sustainability perspective we discourage picking up and dropping off passengers by car. We do, however, welcome electric cars and motorcycles. Schiphol Parking is making sure that you can charge your electric car and motorcycle at an increasing number of places.

Electric charging stations can be found in numerous Schiphol Parking car parks.

Carpool to and from Schiphol

Travel to Schiphol in a 100% electric shared car from car2go. With car2go, you don’t have to own a car – you simply pick one up in your neighbourhood, then drive it to Schiphol. You only pay when you use the car.

Europe’s largest fleet of electric buses

Since late March 2018, 100 electric passenger buses have been driving around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: the largest fleet of fully electric buses operating anywhere in Europe. Moreover, by 2021 the fleet will have 258 electric buses! Schiphol built and funded the charge point infrastructure within the airport itself.