International Airports - Europe

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)


Schiphol Airport (the Amsterdam International Airport) is the third busiest international airport in Europe. In 2006, over 45 million people arrived or departed at Schiphol. Direct flights are available from Amsterdam Schiphol to more than 260 destinations in 91 countries.

Location of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

The Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is located 17.5 kilometres from Amsterdam's city centre.

Airport Hotels

There are a number of good hotels located near the Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport.

Major Airlines that use Amsterdam Schiphol

Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport is the home base of KLM (the Royal Dutch Airlines) and an important base for the following airlines:

  • Air Berlin (Germany)
  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • Aer Lingus (Ireland)
  • Aeroflot (Russia)
  • Alitalia (Italy)
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Blue1 (Finland)
  • British Airways (UK)
  • Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong)
  • Continental Airlines (USA)
  • Delta Air Lines (USA)
  • EasyJet (UK)
  • Iberia (Spain)
  • Japan Airlines
  • (UK)
  • KLM (Netherlands)
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa (Germany)
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines (USA)
  • Sterling Airlines (Sweden)
  • United Airlines (USA)
  • US Airways

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Amsterdam Netherlands

Ground Transportation

Passengers arriving at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport can travel to the centre of Amsterdam either by train, bus or taxi.

Train service connects Amsterdam's international airport to Amsterdam's Central Station. A one-way ticket costs €3.60 and leaves ever 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the time of day.

A shuttle bus service operates between Schiphol Inernational Airport and Amsterdam's large hotels. The shuttle fare is €12 one way or €19 for a return-ticket. There are different buses designated for different locations in the city.

Train and bus service connects Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to the Dutch cities of Haarlem and the Hague. International trains run directly from Schiphol Airport to Brussels and beyond. Visitors to the Netherlands arriving with rail passes (e.g. Eurorail passes) can activated those passes at the Amsterdam International Airport upon arrival.

Amsterdam Tourist Attractions

For complete tourist information on Amsterdam Holland, please visit

Haarlem Tourist Attractions

The town of Haarlem is located near Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and is a popular tourist destination. Learn more about the centre of Holland's tulip-growing region at

Den Haag Tourist Attractions

The Hague is the capital city of the Netherlands and is located just one hour south of Schiphol Airport by train. For more information, please visit [includead.html]