Amsterdam Airport Express: Return Trip to the City Center


Amsterdam Airport Express: Return Trip to the City Center

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Enjoy a return trip transfer from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport directly to Amsterdam city center with stops at Museumplein, Rijksmuseum, and Leidseplein.

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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 Anderlechtlaan Amstelveenseweg Olympisch Stadion Haarlemmermeerstation Emmastraat Museumplein Rijksmuseum Leidseplein 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
  • A booked seat
  • Pickup from hotels/accommodation

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Meeting point

Please meet at the 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
  • Your return ticket must be used within 14 days of the date of your arrival journey
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 879 reviews

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It is excellent for those arriving in the city, as the airport is far from the center. I stayed close to Vondelpark and it would be much more complicated if I had to take another transport. However, the voucher for the trip went very smoothly, on the way back, it didn't work, I believe it was invalid, luckily some drivers are used to it and let it pass. The bus itself is very simple, like a circular, but very comfortable.

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January 1, 2023

Using the 397 AirPort Express was so easy and much cheaper than paying €45 for a taxi. Bus Stan was easy to find, the bus had plenty of seats and information on each stop. It dropped us 2 minutes from our hotel. The return journey was just as easy. It took about 20- 25 minutes. The bus is not as frequent after 6pm about every 12 minutes, during the day every 5 minutes. A very reliable way to get in to the city centre.

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December 16, 2022

Punctual and very comfortable. Following the app instructions everything was easy and clear. On the way up we showed the voucher and they let us through. The bus is the 397! At the airport you can take it from platform B17, on the way back you can take it at one of the same stops as for the outward journey (on the opposite side of the road of course)

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December 11, 2022

Product ID: 165665