How To Reach Amsterdam

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By Air

Schiphol International Airport is one of the busiest in the world and is situated 15 kilometres south-west of the main city. It is well-connected to various cities in the world by regular flights. While the national carrier for the Netherlands is KLM, some other flights which operate from here are Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and US Airways. You can easily board a public bus or hire a cab to reach your hotel from the airport.

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By Bus

Using public transport is an economical and hassle-free way to reach Amsterdam. There are many international bus services which run daily on this route. Buses to Amsterdam operate from major European cities like London and Paris via Brussels frequently.

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By Train

Amsterdam enjoys excellent rail connectivity with most other cities in Europe. High speed trains to Amsterdam operate from London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt and Berlin. A train journey to the Dutch capital has its benefits as it brings you face to face with the scenic countryside. It is recommended that you take the Eurostar from London (and change at Brussels) which can make you reach Amsterdam in less than 7 hours.

If you arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by air, you can board the direct train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Centraal Station to get to the city. Many international trains like Thalys (linked to Paris, Brussels, Antwerp) ICE International (linked to Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt) and CityNightLine/Euronight (linked to Copenhagen, Warsaw, Minsk, Moscow, Prague, Munich, Zurich) arrive and depart from Amsterdam Centraal Station. It is also connected to Osnabrück, Hanover, and Berlin by the Intercity train to Berlin which runs every two hours.

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Road/Self Drive

Though the Netherlands has a well-maintained and state-of-the-art highway network, driving in to Amsterdam might not be the best way to enter the city courtesy the many one-way roads and poor parking facilities here. Even if you do drive in, it is recommended that you park your car at one place and explore the attractions by bike, foot or public transport.

By Water

Amsterdam is an important maritime port of Europe. Taking a cruise is a unique and luxurious way to reach Amsterdam.