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  1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Centraal Station

Amsterdam Airport Express: Return Trip to the City Center

Product ID: 165665
The Amsterdam Airport Express, bus line 397, takes you 24/7 from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport directly to Amsterdam city center with stops at Museumplein, Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein.
About this activity
Duration: 14 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a regular service between Amsterdam Airport and Amsterdam city center
  • Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and charging ports on board
  • Download the Amsterdam Airport Express app to find your accommodation
  • Check your bus stop on one of the screens
Full description
The Amsterdam Airport Express provides a quick and easy transfer from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the city center of Amsterdam. Departing every 8 minutes from bus platform B17. This bus takes you directly to Stadionplein, Emmastraat, Museumplein, Rijksmuseum or Leidseplein. From there, you can get to many hotels in Amsterdam very easily. If you travel at night the same bus N97 goes twice per hour between 1 AM and 5 AM in both directions.

Sit back and relax during the 25 minutes trip while you charge your smartphone, use the free WiFi and check your bus stop on one of the screens. The bus has a low entry so you can bring your luggage inside the bus and keep it with you.

Full list of stops in both directions:
Amsterdam Airport
Knooppunt Schiphol Noord
Olympisch Stadion
Busstation Elandsgracht
  • Return trip from the airport to any stop in Amsterdam
  • Low entrance so you can keep your luggage with you on the bus
  • Free Wifi
  • Charging ports
  • Travel information onscreen including bus stops and live traveling times
What’s Not Included
  • A booked seat
  • Pickup from hotels/accommodation

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Amsterdam Airport, bus platform B17

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Important information
Know before you go
• You will find the red/grey bus on platform B17
• Services between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM run 8 times per hour. During other time periods, services run 4-6 times per hour. At night, services run 2 times per hour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Airport bus dropped us off within one block of our hotel. Very convenient. However, the day we were to leave Amsterdam, there was a marathon right in our neighbourhood and as such as could not use the pass back to the airport as the tram was not stopping near us but being diverted. We had to hire a taxi for 40 Euros which was expensive. But got us there in plenty of time. So make sure that the route you want to take will be available at the times you need it.

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October 28, 2019

We bought the tickets and they sent us the vouchers at the time. The bus has a scanner where you have to support the voucher code, in our case it did not work but there was a person supervising the tickets and told us that it was fine. We travel very comfortable and fast. From the airport to the center of Amsterdam is 20-25 minutes.

October 17, 2019

Although the ticket did not work on the outward or return journey, the drivers were very understanding and did not hold it against me. They let me go on board and the trip went very well.

February 3, 2020

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Connexxion Openbaar Vervoer NV

Product ID: 165665