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Schiphol Airport Guide

Schiphol Airport is ideally situated for travellers wanting to visit Amsterdam.

It’s located 5.6 miles outside Amsterdam and is very accessible thanks to the availability of both private and public transport options.

If you’re looking for cheap Netherlands flights that fly to Amsterdam airport Schiphol, easyJet is the perfect solution. We offer flights to Schiphol Airport from many UK airports, including Bristol, London, and Birmingham.

Many wonderful sights and experiences await you in nearby Amsterdam, including gabled houses, bridges, canals, museums, clubs, and cafes.

Cheap flights to Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is a 20-minute drive from Amsterdam.

Our UK and Non-European flights mainly depart from the “H”, “G” or “D” gates. You will need to go through security filter number 3 which is next to row 24 (close to our Bag Drop area). Please make sure you give yourself enough time for your journey, as you will also have to go through passport control just after security.

Bag Drop

easyJet Bag Drop area is on row 28 which is in Departures 3. We use manned Bag Drop desks.

Amsterdam Schiphol is a large and busy airport so it’s advisable to allow yourself plenty of time to complete your journey. If you have hold baggage to drop off, our Bag Drop opens:

  • 3 hours before departure for Flights to destinations outside of Europe (including UK)
  • 2.5 hours before departure for flights to destination within Europe (excluding UK)


Our Schengen flights mainly depart from the “M” gates, so you will need to go through security filter number 4 which is next to row 30 near our Bag Drop area.

Schiphol airport has advanced security screening equipment, so liquids and electronics can now be left in your hand luggage.

The airport now offers a service to save time through security by reserving a ‘Timeslot’ in a dedicated pre-booked security queue. This service is provided by the Amsterdam Schiphol airport free of charge, but it must be booked in advance here

How to get from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam?

Our flights to Schiphol Airport land just 5.6 miles away from Amsterdam. If you plan to visit the city, you should arrange transport ahead of time. Airport transfers and car hire can be purchased on our website, but you can also catch a taxi, train or bus from the airport.

Ride the train

The Schiphol Airport Train Station is right under the airport. From there, you can take a lift or escalator to Schiphol Plaza, the airport’s main foyer. It’s close to Arrivals, and a minute or two’s walk to Departures.

Catch the bus

It’s easy to take a bus to Schiphol – the bus depot is right outside Schiphol Plaza, the airport’s main foyer. It’s a few steps walk to and from Arrivals and Departures.

Jump on your bike

Schiphol is easily accessible by bike. There are excellent bike paths around the airport to the terminal, as well as three bike sheds where you can park for up to four weeks.

Things to do at Schiphol Airport

There are all sorts of things that you can do at the airport. There are two museums, a meditation centre, many shops and restaurants, and a free library.

  • Browse luxury stores at Schiphol Airport

Gucci is one of the major shopping brands available, and there’s also a Designer Outlet where you can enjoy discounts of up to 50%. 

  • Excellent food and drink options at Schiphol Airport

You can buy food and drink to eat in or takeaway from venues including Fresh from the Tap, La Place Express, Café Comunal, Stach, Burger King, the Heineken Bar, Per Tutti, McDonald’s, Bubbles Seafood and Wine Bar, and Jamie’s Deli. 

  • Duty-free stores

The duty-free shopping area at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport stocks a wide range of products, including chocolates, tobacco, fragrances, and liquor.

Tips on finding cheapest flights to Schiphol Airport

The cheapest month to fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol AMS is in January. August is the most expensive month to fly. To find cheap flights to Schiphol Airport, we suggest that you consult our Cheap Fare Finder and sign up for easyJet alerts that let you know when tickets go on sale.

How long is the flight to Schiphol Airport?

The average flight times are as follows:

The transfer time from the airport to the centre of Amsterdam by car/taxi is just 20 minutes, 30 to 45 minutes by bus, and 14 to 17 minutes by train.

Schiphol Airport FAQs 

What city is Schiphol Airport in?

Amsterdam airport Schiphol is located in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, just 5.6 miles southwest of Amsterdam.

Is Schiphol a big airport?

The airport is one of the busiest in Europe, serving around 72 million passengers annually. It covers more than 17 square miles.

How much is a taxi from Schiphol to Amsterdam?

Private taxis typically charge between €45 and €47 for the journey.

How much is the train fare from Schiphol to Amsterdam?

The national rail service (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) costs around €5.50 per person.

When is the cheapest time to visit Amsterdam?

The cheapest time of year to visit Amsterdam is in the winter.

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