Information on trains and buses at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by Tourist Buddy ©


Trains at Schiphol

The fastest way to get to the centre of Amsterdam is by train. Schiphol train station is situated right under the Schiphol Plaza area. On this station a flexible track system is in use so trains use an available track instead of waiting for a track that might be occupied by another train.

Direction Cities (list is not complete)
North Amsterdam Central station (CS), Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Groningen
South East Amsterdam WTC, Amsterdam RAI, Duivendrecht (ZIGGO dome - Amsterdam ArenA), Utrecht, Arnhem, Nijmegen , Eindhoven
South West Leiden, The Hague HS(*), The Hague Central*, Rotterdam, Breda, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris

Timetables for trains departing from Schiphol station (printable)

INTERNATIONAL: Brussels South/Midi

Amsterdam Centraal, Lelystad/Zaandam, Hoorn

Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Amsterdam Zuid (incl. ZIGGO dome - Amsterdam ArenA)

Duivendrecht, Lelystad, Leeuwarden/Groningen, Amersfoort, Enschede

Utrecht, Arnhem, Nijmegen/Eindhoven, Heerlen

Den Haag (The Hague), Rotterdam, Vlissingen (Flushing)/Breda

Train tickets vending machine

Buying train tickets at the vending
machines at Schiphol


Timetables for trains departing from Amsterdam Central station (printable)

INTERNATIONAL: Belgium/France/Germany (Berlin)


Schiphol Airport

Haarlem, Den Haag (The Hague), Rotterdam, Dordrecht

Surcharge loader for Intercity direct



Real time departures overview at Schiphol Railwaystation (Dutch)


NS International runs a number of high speed trains. The following HS trains depart from Schiphol:

Service Destinations


Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam, Breda

Supplementary charges: Yes (but ONLY between Schiphol and Rotterdam)

Reservation required: No


Amsterdam, Schiphol, The Hague, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Roosendaal, Antwerp, Brussels

Supplementary charges: No

Reservation required: No



Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris

Supplementary charges: Yes

Reservation required: Yes

Schiphol, Amsterdam WTC, Duivendrecht, Hilversum, Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Almelo, Hengelo, Osnabrück, Hanover, Berlin

Supplementary charges: No

Reservation required: No

How to get to Antwerp and Brussels from Amsterdam CS/Schiphol?


1.) By THALYS: travel time is 1h34min.


2.) By Intercity Direct. In Rotterdam transfer to Intercity to Antwerp: travel time is 2h33min.


3.) By Intercity Brussels: travel time is 3h 07min.


You can also use a bus service to go to Brussels. Flixbus has a stop in Amsterdam near Station Sloterdijk.