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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square by train, bus, tram, night bus, taxi, car, rideshare or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  28 min

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Centraal Sprinter / ...

$6 - $12

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Amsterdam 11.3 miles

$3

6 alternative options

Line 397 bus  •  53 min

  1. Take the line 397 bus from Schiphol, Airport to Amsterdam, Leidseplein 397

$3 - $6

Line 69 bus, line 2 tram  •  55 min

  1. Take the line 69 bus from Schiphol, Schiphol Airport/Plaza to Amsterdam, Brusselsingel 69
  2. Take the line 2 tram from Amsterdam, Oudenaardeplantsoen to Amsterdam, Dam 2

$7 - $8

Night bus  •  36 min

  1. Take the night bus from Schiphol, Airport to Amsterdam, Dam N97

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square 12 miles

$55 - $65

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square 12 miles

$2 - $5

Uber  •  17 min

  1. Take an Uber from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square 12 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square is to taxi which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schiphol, Airport and arriving at Amsterdam, Leidseplein. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam Airport (AMS) and Dam Square is 11 km. The road distance is 19.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square without a car is to train which takes 28 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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The train from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Centraal takes 17 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square bus services, operated by Connexxion, depart from Schiphol, Airport station.

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Schiphol Airport station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square is to train which takes 28 min and costs 5€ - 11€. Alternatively, you can line 397 bus, which costs 3€ - 5€ and takes 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square.
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  • Distance: 7.1 miles
  • Duration: 28 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam Airport (AMS), Netherlands and Dam Square, Nord-Holland, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $12 and the journey takes 17 min. Alternatively, Connexxion operates a bus from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $6 and the journey takes 33 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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GVB
Phone
+31 900 8011
Website
gvb.nl
Tram from Amsterdam, Oudenaardeplantsoen to Amsterdam, Dam
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
gvb.nl
Bus operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Amsterdam, Leidseplein
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Night bus from Schiphol, Airport to Amsterdam, Dam
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
GVB
Phone
+31 900 8011
Website
gvb.nl
Bus from Schiphol, Schiphol Airport/Plaza to Amsterdam, Brusselsingel
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
gvb.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Amsterdam
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$27 - $40
UberBLACK
$45 - $65
UberVAN
$50 - $75
Taxi from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$55 - $65
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Staxi
Phone
+31 20 705 8888
Website
staxi.nl
Goedkoopnaarschiphol.NL
Phone
+31 20 260 0810
Website
goedkoopnaarschiphol.nl

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Amsterdam, Leidseplein station.

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square is 19 km. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Dam Square.

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There are 2523+ hotels available in Dam Square. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam Airport (AMS) and Dam Square. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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