Leaving from Schiphol Airport to the city centre takes 15 to 20 minutes by train. 7 to 8 trains are running per hour and each cost €5.2 Euros for a one-way trip. Train tickets for the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) can be purchased at the yellow ticket machines on the platforms at Schiphol Plaza or an office.
Buses are also an option, with bus lines 197 and 370 to Leidseplein going to city centre and out to Oud Zuid. Buses come every 15 minutes, and a one-way ticket costs €5 Euros for a 30-minute ride to the city centre. You will board outside the arrival terminal. If you are taking a bus at night, you need bus lines 97 and 358 (Niteliner).
Cabs and taxis are also available, with a stand just outside the airport. No booking is required. Rides cost approximately €40 – €50 Euros and take 15 – 20 minutes to reach the city centre.
Private and Rental Cars
Using a private car service is also an option, with prices like taxis, but they must be pre-booked. A recommended private operator is myDriver Airport Transfer Amsterdam. You can also check for attractive discounts on car rentals with momondo.