There are 11 ways to get from Amsterdam to Bologna by plane, train, bus, car or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bologna (BLQ) AMS - BLQ

142€ - 199€

Cheapest option

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Verona, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Verona (VRN) AMS - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale

55€ - 239€

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Florence (FLR) AMS - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale

79€ - 380€

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Bologna  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Bologna (BLQ) EIN - BLQ

73€ - 193€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Venice (VCE) AMS - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale

82€ - 285€

Train via Paris  •  13h 22m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna Centrale

245€ - 440€

Bus via Milan  •  19h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Milan, Milan N836
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna N524 / ...

59€ - 86€

Train  •  20h 49m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale Re / ...

85€ - 230€

Drive, car train  •  19h 8m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna

105€ - 194€

Bus  •  29h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Verona 890 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Verona - v.le Cardinale to Bologna Autostazione Milano / ...

66€ - 95€

Drive  •  12h 13m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Bologna 1300.5 km

180€ - 270€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Bologna is to bus via Milan which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 19h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Bologna is to fly which costs 140€ - 200€ and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Bologna, Bologna via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Bologna Centrale via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 22m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Bologna is 996 km. The road distance is 1300.5 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Bologna without a car is to train via Paris which takes 13h 22m and costs 240€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Amsterdam to Bologna, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Bologna train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Bologna is to fly which takes 4h 17m and costs 140€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs 240€ - 440€ and takes 13h 22m, you could also bus via Milan, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 19h 38m.

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  • Distance: 996.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 17m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Bologna, Italy?

KLM, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Bologna every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Bologna via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 13h 22m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 800€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 420€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 410€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 410€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 700€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260€ - 700€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
280€ - 440€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
270€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 410€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 600€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
14€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
15€ - 22€
Smart Low Cost
13€ - 19€
Smart Flex
28€ - 40€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 65€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
25€ - 35€
Smart Low Cost
23€ - 35€
Smart Flex
45€ - 65€
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 35€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
15€ - 21€
1st Class
24€ - 35€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 130€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€
Website
Marino Autolinee
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Baltour
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Milano - Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Verona
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Eurolines FR
Autolinee Federico
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€
Schedules at
saj.it
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Marozzi VT
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Amsterdam to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, Bologna station.

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Amsterdam to Bologna train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Bologna is 1300 km. It takes approximately 12h 13m to drive from Amsterdam to Bologna.

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Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Bologna train tickets online with Omio, Omio and Omio.

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There are 2152+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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