|Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
|IATA: AMS ICAO: EHAM|
|Elevation AMSL||-11 ft / 3 m|
|Sources: Schiphol Group and AIP|
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Dutch: Luchthaven Schiphol, Dutch pronunciation: [lxtav(n) sxpl]) (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) is the Netherlands' main international airport, located 20 minutes (4.9 NM (9.1 km; 5.6 mi)) southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. The airport's official English name, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, reflects the original Dutch word order (Luchthaven Schiphol). The airport used to have the IATA code of SPL, which has fallen into disuse and has been replaced by AMS.[when?]
The airport is the primary hub for KLM as well as for Arkefly, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair and Transavia. The airport also serves as a European hub for Delta Air Lines and as a base for Vueling. Schiphol is considered to be an Airport City.
Schiphol is an important European airport, ranking as Europes 4th busiest and the world's 16th busiest by total passenger traffic in 2012 (14th in 2011). It also ranks as the worlds 5th busiest by international passenger traffic and the worlds 17th largest for cargo tonnage.
49.8 million passengers passed through the airport in 2011, a 10% increase compared with 2010.
In 2010, 65.9% of passengers using the airport flew to and from Europe, 11.7% to and from North America and 8.8% to and from Asia; cargo volume was mainly between Schiphol and Asia (45%) and North America (17%).
In 2010, 106 carriers provided a total of 301 destinations on a regular basis. Passenger destinations were offered by 91 airlines. Direct (non-stop) destinations grew by 9 to 274. Regular destinations serviced exclusively by full freighters (non-passenger) grew with 8 to a total of 27.
Schiphol has six runways, one of which is used mainly by general aviation aircraft. The northern end of the Polderbaan, the name of the last runway to be constructed, is 7 km (4.3 mi) north of the control tower, causing lengthy taxi times (up to 20 min) to the terminal. Plans have been made for a seventh runway.
The airport is built as one large terminal (single terminal concept), split into three large departure halls, which converge again once airside. The most recent of these was completed in 1994, and expanded in 2007 with a new part, named Terminal 4, although this part is not recognised as a separate building. Plans for further terminal expansion exist, including the construction of a separate new terminal between the Zwanenburgbaan and Polderbaan runways that would end the one-terminal concept.
Because of intense traffic and high landing fees, some low cost carriers decided to move their flights to smaller airports, such as Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport. Many low cost carriers like EasyJet continue to operate from Schiphol, using the low-cost H-pier.
Schiphol is the home base of Arkefly, Corendon Dutch Airlines, KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), Martinair and Transavia. Schiphol was the home base of Amsterdam Airlines, which ceased operations on 31 October 2011
The Schiphol Air traffic control tower, with a height of 101 m (331 ft), was the tallest in the world when constructed in 1991. Schiphol is geographically one of the world's lowest major commercial airports. The entire airport is below sea level; the lowest point sits at 11 ft (3.4 m) below sea level (or 4.5 ft (1.4 m) below the Dutch Normaal Amsterdams Peil (NAP)); the runways are around 3 m (9.8 ft) below NAP.
Schiphol is equipped with 18 double jetway gates in preparation for airlines introducing the Airbus A380. Emirates was the first airline to the A380 to Schiphol in August 2012, deploying the aircraft on its daily Dubai-Amsterdam service.
Schiphol has large shopping areas as a source of revenue and as an additional attraction for passengers. Schiphol Plaza is the shopping centre before customs, hence it is used by air travelers and non-traveling visitors.
In summer 2010, the world's first permanent airport library opened alongside the museum, providing passengers access to a collection of 1,200 books (translated into 29 languages) by Dutch authors or on subjects relating to the countrys history and culture. The 968 sq ft (89.9 m2) library offers e-books and music by Dutch artists and composers that can be downloaded free of charge to a laptop or mobile device.
For aviation enthusiasts, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has a large rooftop viewing area, called the Panoramaterras. It is not accessible to connecting passengers unless they first exit the airport. Enthusiasts and the public can enter, free of charge, from the airport's landside. Since June 2011, it is the location for a KLM Cityhopper Fokker 100, modified to be a viewing exhibit. Besides the Panoramaterras, Schiphol has other spotting sites, especially along the newest Polderbaan runway and at the McDonald's restaurant at the north side of the airport.
In 1967, Dutch designer Benno Wissing created a signage for Schiphol Airport renowned for its lucid typography and rigorous color-coding; to avoid confusion, he banned any other signage in his chosen shades of yellow and green. A new wayfinding signage at Schiphol was designed in 1991 by Paul Mijksenaar.
Schiphol opened on 16 September 1916 as a military airbase, with a few barracks and a field serving as platform and runways. When civil aircraft started to use the field (17 December 1920) it was often called Schiphol-les-bains. The Fokker aircraft manufacturer started a factory near Schiphol airport in 1919.
By 1940 Schiphol had four asphalt runways at 45-degree angles, all 1020 meters or less. One was extended to become today's runway 4/22; two others crossed that runway at.
Schiphol's name is derived from a former fortification named Fort Schiphol which was part of the Stelling van Amsterdam defence works. Before 1852, the Haarlemmermeer polder in which the airport lies was a large lake, in the shallow waters of which sudden violent storms could claim many ships. This was the main reason for reclaiming it. In English, Schiphol translates to 'Ship Grave', a reference to the number of ships lost in the area.
Schiphol uses a one terminal concept, where all facilities are located under a single roof, fanning off the central 'plaza'. The areas, though, are divided into three sections or halls: 1, 2 and 3. To all of these halls, piers or concourses are connected. However, it is possible, on both sides of security or customs, to walk from one pier to another, even if they are connected to different halls. The exception to this is the low-cost pier M: once airside (i.e. past security), passengers cannot go to any of the other halls or piers. Immigration control separates Schengen from non-Schengen Areas. Schiphol Airport has approximately 165 boarding gates available.
Note: The airlines and destinations listed are not definite since very few airlines have a dedicated pier or gates; the piers listed below are based on regularity.
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|Aer Lingus||Cork, Dublin||D|
|Air Arabia Maroc||Casablanca, Nador, Tangier||D, G|
|Air Astana||Atyrau||D, E|
|Air Cairo||Charter: Cairo|
|Air France||Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle||C|
operated by HOP!
|Air Transat||Seasonal: Calgary, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver||G|
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
|Arkefly||Antalya, Aruba, Banjul, Boa Vista, Bodrum, Bonaire, Burgas, Cancún, Curaçao, Dalaman, Dubai, Faro, Fortaleza, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Holguín, Hurghada, Larnaca, Luxor, Kathmandu, Kos, Málaga, Miami, Montego Bay, Natal, Orlando-Sanford, Paphos, Preveza/Lefkada, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Rhodes, Sal, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife-South, Varadero, Zanzibar
Seasonal: Aqaba, Eilat-Ovda, Essaouira, Girona, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Malé, Mombasa, Oakland, Ponta Delgada, Pula, Rimini, Split, Terceira, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Toronto-Pearson, Venice-Marco Polo
|C, D, G|
|Arkia Israel Airlines||Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion||G|
|Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways||Vienna||B|
|British Airways||London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow||D|
operated by BA CityFlyer
|Cathay Pacific||Hong Kong||G|
|China Airlines||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Taipei-Taoyuan||E, F|
|China Southern Airlines||Beijing-Capital, Guangzhou||E, F|
|CityJet||London, Seasonal: Brive (Begins 29 June 2013), Perpignan (begins 29 June 2013)||C, D|
|Corendon Airlines||Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, zmir, Kayseri, Konya, Gazipasa||G|
|Corendon Dutch Airlines||Antalya, Bodrum, Elaz, Ercan, Hurghada, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Marrakech, Nador, Tetouan
Seasonal: Burgas, Eilat-Ovda, Heraklion, Banjul
Seasonal: Dubrovnik, Pula, Split
|Cyprus Airways||Larnaca (ends 27 October 2013)|
|Czech Airlines||Prague||B, C|
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mumbai, New York-JFK, Newark, Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma||E, G|
|easyJet||Belfast-International, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow-International, Lisbon, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Southend, London-Stansted, Manchester (UK), Milan-Malpensa, Newcastle upon Tyne, Prague, Rome-Fiumicino, Split||H, M|
|EasyJet Switzerland||Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva||M|
|El Al||Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion||G|
|Etihad Airways||Abu Dhabi (begins 15 May 2013) ||TBC|
|euroLOT||Gdansk, Kraków||C, D|
|Europe Airpost||Gran Canaria, Málaga, Tangier
Seasonal: Heraklion, Nador
|EVA Air||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Taipei-Taoyuan||E|
|Flybe||Birmingham (UK), Exeter, Inverness, Nottingham/East Midlands, Southampton||D, H|
|Garuda Indonesia||Abu Dhabi, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta||D, F|
|Iran Air||Tehran-Imam Khomeini||E|
|Israir Airlines||Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion||G|
|Kenya Airways||Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta||F|
|KLM||Aalborg, Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Accra, Almaty, Aruba, Athens, Atlanta, Bahrain, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Beijing-Capital, Bergen, Berlin-Tegel, Billund, Birmingham (UK), Bonaire, Bristol, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cairo, Calgary, Cape Town, Cardiff, Chengdu, Chicago-O'Hare, Copenhagen, Curaçao, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Denpasar/Bali, Doha, Dubai, Edinburgh, Entebbe, Frankfurt, Fukuoka, Geneva, Glasgow-International, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Guayaquil, Hamburg, Hangzhou, Harare, Havana, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston-Intercontinental, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Kiev-Boryspil, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Lima, Lisbon, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Luanda, Lusaka, Madrid, Manchester (UK), Manila, Mexico City, Milan-Linate, Montréal-Trudeau, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, New York-JFK, Osaka-Kansai, Oslo-Gardermoen, Panama City, Paramaribo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Quito, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rome-Fiumicino, St. Petersburg, San Francisco, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, St. Maarten, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Warsaw-Chopin, Washington-Dulles, Xiamen, Zürich
Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth
|B, C, D, E, F|
operated by KLM Cityhopper
|Aalborg, Ålesund, Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel, Billund, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bremen, Brussels, Cardiff, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Durham Tees Valley, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Hamburg, Hanover, Helsinki, Humberside, Kristiansand, Leeds/Bradford, Linköping, London-Heathrow, Luxembourg, Lyon, Manchester, Manston, Munich, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nice, Norwich, Nuremberg, Prague, Sandefjord, Stuttgart, Toulouse, Trondheim, Vienna, Zürich||B, C, D|
|LOT Polish Airlines||Warsaw-Chopin||C, D|
|Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine||Hamburg, Munich||B|
|Malaysia Airlines||Kuala Lumpur||E, G|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda||D, M|
|Pakistan International Airlines||Islamabad, Lahore||G|
|Pegasus Airlines||Antalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen||D, G|
|Royal Air Maroc||Casablanca, Nador, Tangier
Seasonal: Al Hoceima, Oujda
|Royal Jordanian||Amman-Queen Alia||D, G|
|SATA International||Seasonal: Ponta Delgada||TBA|
|Scandinavian Airlines||Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda||C|
|Sky Work Airlines||Bern||B|
|Sun d'Or International Airlines
operated by El Al
|Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion||G|
Seasonal: Antalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
|Swiss International Air Lines||Zürich||B|
|TACV Cabo Verde Airlines||Sal, Sao Vicente||D|
operated by Portugália
|Transavia.com||Agadir, Alicante, Almería, Antalya, Athens, Barcelona, Bodrum, Budapest, Casablanca, Catania, Dalaman, Djerba, Enfidha, Faro, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Innsbruck, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, zmir, Jerez de la Frontera, Lisbon, Luxor, Málaga, Marrakech, Marsa Alam, Minorca, Naples, Nice, Palermo, Pisa, Porto, Olbia, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Seville, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife-South, Treviso, Turin (begins 10 October 2013), Valencia
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Al Hoceima, Burgas, Banjul, Cephalonia, Chambéry, Chania, Chios, Corfu, Dubai, Erbil, Girona-Costa Brava, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Lesbos, Malta, Palma de Mallorca, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes, Rovaniemi, Sal, Salzburg, Samos, Tangier, Varna, Verona, Volos, Zakynthos
|B, C, D, E, G|
|Turkish Airlines||Ankara, Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen||G|
|Ukraine International Airlines||Kiev-Boryspil||D|
|United Airlines||Chicago-O'Hare, Houston-Intercontinental, Newark, Washington-Dulles||G|
|Vueling||Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Málaga
Seasonal: A Coruña, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Valencia
|WOW Air||Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík (resumes 17 June 2013)||C|
|AirBridgeCargo Airlines||Chengdu, Chicago-O'Hare, Moscow-Domodedovo, Zhengzhou|
|Air China Cargo||Shanghai-Pudong, Tianjin|
|Cargo Garuda Indonesia||Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta|
|Cathay Pacific Cargo||Chennai, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong|
|China Airlines Cargo||Abu Dhabi, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Prague, Taipei-Taoyuan|
|China Cargo Airlines||Shanghai-Pudong, Tianjin|
|China Southern Cargo||Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai-Pudong, Vienna|
|Emirates SkyCargo||Dubai |
|Etihad Crystal Cargo
operated by Atlas Air
|Abu Dhabi, Nairobi|
|Jett8 Airlines||Dubai-International, Singapore|
|Kalitta Air||Bahrain, Newark|
operated by Martinair Cargo
|LAN Cargo||Campinas-Viracopos, Santiago de Chile, Curitiba, Iquique|
|Lufthansa Cargo||Aguadilla, Bogotá, Frankfurt|
|Martinair Cargo||Aguadilla, Bahrain, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Bogotá, Boston, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Campinas-Viracopos, Chennai, Delhi, Doha, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Dubai-Al Maktoum, Entebbe, Guayaquil, Harare, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kigali, Kuwait, London-Stansted, Miami, Montevideo, Mumbai, Muscat, Nairobi, Quito, Riyadh, San José, Santiago de Chile, Sharjah, Singapore|
|MASkargo||Kuala Lumpur, Sharjah Airport|
|MNG Airlines||Istanbul-Atatürk, Munich, Tripoli-Mitiga |
|Nippon Cargo Airlines||Tokyo-Narita|
|Qatar Airways Cargo||Doha, Chicago-O'Hare|
|Saudia Cargo||Jeddah, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta|
|Silk Way Airlines||Baku |
|Singapore Airlines Cargo||Atlanta, Bangalore, Boston, Brussels, Chennai, Chicago-O'Hare, Copenhagen, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Lagos, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Sharjah, Singapore |
|Thai Airways International||Bangkok, Chennai|
|TMA Cargo||Beirut, Cairo, Riyadh, Sharjah, Tripoli |
|1||London (Heathrow), United Kingdom||1,429,378||British Airways, KLM, KLM Cityhopper|
|2||Barcelona, Spain||1,250,144||KLM, Transavia, Vueling|
|3||Paris (Charles de Gaulle), France||1,124,252||Air France, KLM|
|4||Madrid, Spain||1,030,188||Air Europa, KLM|
|5||Rome (Fiumicino), Italy||929,195||Alitalia, EasyJet, KLM|
|6||Copenhagen, Denmark||822,723||KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Norwegian, Scandinavian Airlines|
|7||Frankfurt, Germany||706,106||KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa|
|8||Antalya, Turkey||701,310||Arkefly, Corendon, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Freebird, Pegasus, Sky Airlines, SunExpress, Transavia|
|9||Munich, Germany||689,499||KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa CityLine|
|10||London (Gatwick), United Kingdom||678,519||British Airways, EasyJet|
|11||Zurich, Switzerland||677,497||KLM, Swiss|
|12||Manchester, United Kingdom||674,228||EasyJet, KLM, KLM Cityhopper|
|13||Stockholm (Arlanda), Sweden||630,012||KLM, Norwegian, Scandinavian Airlines|
|14||Geneva, Switzerland||617,019||EasyJet Switzerland, KLM, KLM Cityhopper|
|15||Oslo, Norway||612,418||KLM, Norwegian, Scandinavian Airlines|
|16||Istanbul (Atatürk), Turkey||611,914||Corendon, Freebird, KLM, Turkish Airlines|
|17||Lisbon, Portugal||587,060||EasyJet, KLM, TAP Portugal, Transavia|
|18||Edinburgh, United Kingdom||566,347||EasyJet, KLM, KLM Cityhopper|
|19||Vienna, Austria||503,767||Austrian Airlines, KLM, KLM Cityhopper|
|20||Milan (Linate), Italy||485,016||Alitalia, Alitalia CityLiner, KLM|
|1||Detroit, United States||631,350||Delta|
|2||New York (JFK), United States||585,620||Delta, KLM|
|3||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||551,891||Arkefly, Emirates, KLM, Transavia|
|4||Atlanta, United States||526,032||Delta, KLM|
|5||Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi), Thailand||440,799||China Airlines, EVA Air, KLM|
|6||Minneapolis/Saint Paul, United States||438,910||Delta|
|7||Nairobi, Kenya||414,409||Kenya Airways, KLM|
|8||Hong Kong, Hong Kong||396,097||Cathay Pacific, KLM|
|9||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||390,519||KLM, Malaysia Airlines|
|10||Toronto, Canada||390,505||Arkefly, Air Transat, KLM|
|11||Curaçao, Curaçao||388,041||Arkefly, KLM|
|12||Singapore, Singapore||331,542||KLM, Singapore Airlines|
|13||Tel Aviv, Israel||321,252||Arkefly, Arkia, El Al, Israir, KLM, Sun d'Or|
|14||Shanghai (Pudong), China||320,866||KLM|
|15||Houston, United States||304,371||KLM, United Airlines|
|16||Washington (Dulles), United States||268,882||KLM, United Airlines|
|17||Tokyo (Narita), Japan||262,767||KLM|
|18||Chicago (O'Hare), United States||260,745||KLM, United Airlines|
|19||Beijing (Capital), China||260,339||China Southern Airlines, KLM|
|20||Paramaribo, Suriname||259,687||KLM, Surinam Airways|
(in metres and feet)
|Runway common name||source of the name||Surface||Notes|
|Polderbaan||decided via contest. 'Polder' is the Dutch word for land reclaimed from a body of water. Schiphol Airport is situated in a polder.||Asphalt||newest runway, opened 2003
Located to reduce the noise impact on the surrounding population; aircraft have a lengthy 15 minute taxi to and from the Terminal. The intended landing runway for Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, which crashed in a field just short of the runway.
|Kaagbaan||named after the Kagerplassen which lies at the end of the runway||Asphalt||De Kaagbaan offered a nice location for spotters until the spotting-location was closed in January 2008|
|Buitenveldertbaan||named after Buitenveldert, a part of Amsterdam||Asphalt||El Al Flight 1862 was trying to land at this runway when it crashed into a block of flats in the Bijlmermeer.|
|Aalsmeerbaan||named after Aalsmeer||Asphalt||-|
|Zwanenburgbaan||named after village Zwanenburg||Asphalt||El Al Flight 1862 took off from this runway before crashing into flats in the Bijlmermeer when the plane was trying to return to the airport|
|Oostbaan||most Eastern (Oost) of all runways||Asphalt||In October 2010 a B-737 of Corendon Airlines overshot this short runway and ended up with its nosegear in the mud|
TransPort Building on the Schiphol Airport property houses the head offices of Martinair and Transavia.com. Construction on the building, which has 10,800 m2 (116,000 sq ft) of lettable space, began on 17 March 2009. Schiphol Group and the architect firm Paul de Ruiter designed the building, while De Vries and Verburg, a firm of Stolwijk, constructed the building.
World Trade Center Schiphol Airport houses the head office of SkyTeam, the Netherlands office of China Southern Airlines, and the Netherlands offices of Iran Air. The head office of Schiphol Group, the airport's operator, is located on the airport property. The Convair Building, with its development beginning after a parcel was earmarked for its development in 1999, houses KLM offices, including KLM Recruitment Services and the head office of KLM Cityhopper. The original control tower of Schiphol Airport, which the airport authorities had moved slightly from its original location, now houses a restaurant. The area Schiphol-Rijk includes the head offices of Arkefly and Amsterdam Airlines.
At one time KLM had its head office on the grounds of Schiphol Airport. Its current head office in Amstelveen had a scheduled completion at the end of 1970. Previously Martinair had its head office in the Schiphol Center (Dutch: Schiphol Centrum) at Schiphol Airport. Previously the head office of Transavia.com was in the Building Triport III at Schiphol Airport. NLM Cityhopper and later KLM Cityhopper previously had their head offices in Schiphol Airport building 70.
Nippon Cargo Airlines has its Europe regional headquarters at Schiphol. The National Aerospace Museum Aviodome-Schiphol was previously located at Schiphol. In 2003 the museum moved to Lelystad Airport and was renamed the "Aviodrome."
The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the national Dutch train operator, has a major passenger railway station directly underneath the passenger terminal complex and offers transportation into Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam and many other cities. There are intercity connections to Amsterdam Centraal, Utrecht Centraal, both The Hague Centraal and The Hague HS, Rotterdam Centraal, Eindhoven, Groningen, Enschede and Heerlen. Schiphol is also a stop for the international high-speed train Thalys, connecting the airport with a direct train connection to Antwerp, Brussels and Paris.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is also easily accessible by bus, as many services call or terminate at the bus station located outside in front of the terminal building. Bus journeys can be planned using the nationwide journey planner 9292.
|Alphen aan den Rijn||370|
|Amstelveen||186, 199, 300, night bus N30|
|Amsterdam, Leidseplein||197, night bus N97||Leidseplein is the closest destination to Amsterdam's city centre that is served by bus from Schiphol.|
|Amsterdam, Osdorp||69, 192|
|Amsterdam, Slotervaart||69, 195|
|Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Zuid and Buitenveldert||310|
|Haarlem||300, night bus N30|
|Hoofddorp||196, 300, 310, night bus N30|
|Keukenhof Gardens||58 (seasonal)|
|Ouderkerk aan de Amstel||300, night bus N30|
|Vijfhuizen||300, night bus N30|
Schiphol Airport can easily be reached by car via the highways A4 and A9. Schiphol offers several car parking facilities.
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