Travel Information

Getting from the Airport to the Hotel

By Connexxion Hotel Shuttle:

There is a shuttle from the airport that drops off at the hotel, with 8-seater shared van departures about every 30 minutes between 6 AM and 9 PM. It costs €15.50 one-way and €25 return. This is a more convenient option than the train if you have heavy luggage and is cheaper than a taxi (which could cost as much as €40 one-way).

Details at this English-language website


By Train:

Schiphol airport has its own train station as part of the airport building. All the terminals are interconnected so when you leave the arrivals area you walk into the central train area where you can buy tickets and board the train. English is *very* widely spoken and you won't have any trouble buying a ticket either by card or with cash (there are plenty of international ATM's).

You can also check the schedule in advance using this English-language website.

Trains to Amsterdaam Centraal leave every 3-5 minutes and the journey takes 15-20 mins. Cost is €3.70 one-way.

Note that one of the high-speed trains - the FYRA - also does this route and there is a small surcharge, but it won't save you much time, given how close the airport is to Amsterdam.

When you walk out of Amsterdam Centraal station front door, the con hotel is right in front of you on the other side of the canal and road. It is all flat and there are pedestrian crossings. There is some surface construction work currently for a new metro system.

Watch out for the cyclists - they don't take prisoners...

This video shows how easy it is:

By Plane

Amsterdam Schiphol AirportAmsterdam Schiphol airport is one of the major international hubs, and direct flights are available from many parts of the world.

We count over 80 airlines that fly into Schiphol airport, far too many to list here, but you can find a full list on the airport's website.

Which airlines fly to Amsterdam from the UK?

This is a partial list of flights from the UK. There may be many others we haven't found.

  • KLM has flights to Amsterdam on from London City, Norwich, Newcastle, Humberside, Durham Tees Valley and Aberdeen.
  • British Airways fly from London Heathrow and London Gatwick
  • FlyBMI offers flights from Heathrow.
  • bmibaby flies from Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and Cardiff.
  • easyJet has flights to Amsterdam from Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh and Belfast.
  • Flybe offers flights from Exeter, Jersey, Southampton, Guernsey and Glasgow.
  • Jet2 has flights to Amsterdam leaving from Leeds.

Which airlines fly to Amsterdam from the USA?

Below are some sample flights from the USA.

  • KLM offers direct flights to Amsterdam from Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Seattle.
  • Delta has flights direct to Amsterdam from Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Seattle.
  • United Airlines flies from Washington DC, New York, Chicago and Houston.
  • Northwest Airlines has flights to Amsterdam from New York, Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Seattle.
  • Continental departs from New York and Houston.
  • LOT has flights direct to Amsterdam from Washington DC.
  • TAP Portugal offers flights from Chicago.

Local Airports

  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)
    Distance from hotel: 18 km Southwest
    Drive time: 20 minutes
    Directions: A4 Zaandam, A10 Zaandam, S103 Haarlemmerweg, Damrak 
    Taxi fare: 50.00 euro* 
    Train: 4.00 euro*
    *All fares are approximate and are based on a one way journey
  • Rotterdam Airport (RTM)
    Distance from hotel: 70 km Southwest
    Drive time: 60 minutes
    Directions: Take direction A13 Den Haag, A4 Amsterdam, after that, see directions from Schiphol Airport (above)
    Taxi fare: 140.00 euro* 
    Train: 20.00 euro* 
    *All fares are approximate and are based on a one way journey

Rail and Sail

You can travel from the UK by train and ferry from £34 each way. As the ferry runs overnight, it potentially saves a night's hotel expense.

Please see the Stena Line website for more details.

By Train

Central station is directly opposite the hotel, with trains from many parts of Europe.

By Coach/Bus

Most international bus services are affiliated to Eurolines, which has a terminal at Amstel Station (train station, metro station 51, 53, 54, tram 12). One bus per day is usually the maximum frequency on these routes. 

 By Car


The western part of the Netherlands has a dense (and congested) road network. Coming from the east (Germany), the A1 motorway leads directly to Amsterdam. On the A12 from Arnhem, change at Utrecht to the A2 northbound. From the south (Belgium), the A2 goes directly to Amsterdam: the A16 /A27 from Antwerp via Bredaconnects to the A2 south of Utrecht. From The Hague, the A4 leads to Amsterdam. All motorways to Amsterdam connect to the ring motorway, the A10. From this motorway, main roads lead radially into Amsterdam (the roads S101 through S118).

In most cases, you should want to avoid going to the city centre by car: traffic is dense and parking spaces are expensive and nearly impossible to find. Instead, when on the A10, follow the signs to one of the P+R-spots (P+R Zeeburg to the east, P+R ArenA to the southeast, P+R Olympisch Stadion to the south, and P+R Sloterdijk to the west). Here you can park your car and take public transport to the city centre, for a single fare. There is only a flat rate of €8 a day, but public transport to the city centre for up to 5 persons is included. There are also a few places a short walk from outer tram stops to park for free.

The speed limit on Dutch motorways is 120 km/h, except where indicated. On the A10 ring motorway around Amsterdam, the maximum speed is 100 km/h, and 80 km/h on the Western section. These limits are strictly enforced and there are many speed cameras.