Book Cheap International Flights to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Location of Amsterdam’s Airport, Schiphol
The Netherland’s main international travel hub, Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, is located just 9 kilometres outside the city centre in the province of Northern Holland. Airport Schiphol is known as the Netherland’s largest and busiest airport, as well as Europe’s third busiest on the entire continent.
Additionally, Airport Schiphol is the hub of famous Dutch air carrier, KLM as well as an important travel stop over for many international and low-cost airlines. The airport also serves as the European hub for Delta Air Lines, Jet Airways and Easy Jet.
International Flying times from Schiphol Airport
A centralised European stopover point between North America and Asia, Schiphol offers an extensive flight network to all major continents across the world. Some of the airport’s most popular flight routes and respective flying times include:
- Amsterdam to London: 1 hour 35 minutes
- Amsterdam to Paris: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Amsterdam to Hong Kong: 11 hours 5 minutes
- Amsterdam to Bangkok: 11 hours
- Amsterdam to Dubai: 6 hours 35 minutes
- Amsterdam to Istanbul: 3 hours 25 minutes
- Amsterdam to New York: 8 hours 15 minutes
*Amsterdam to Los Angeles: 10 hours 55 minutes
Getting to and from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam
Schiphol Airport is serviced by the national train operator, the NS, and offers a fully-fledged train station just beneath the passenger terminal complex of the airport. This train service delivers travellers directly into the heart of Amsterdam, and to other major cities including The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam.
From the airport passengers can also use the local bus service, with a bus station available just outside the terminal building. The Connexxion Schiphol Hotel Shuttle bus is also on-hand to deliver travellers to over 100 different hotels throughout Amsterdam, and operates daily from 6am – 21.30pm.
Taxis are also available, but are rated as some of the most expensive in Europe; so if you’re on a budget, avoid taxis if you can!
Accommodation around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Within a few kilometres, travellers have access to some of Amsterdam’s finest hotels. Additionally, with the airport only 9 kilometres from the city centre, access to the buzz of all Amsterdam’s activities is within easy reach. Some of the hotel accommodation near to Schiphol Airport includes:
- Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: located within the airport
- Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel & Conference Centre: 200m from airport
- CitizenM Schiphol Airport: 300m from airport
- NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: 3km from airport
- Dorint Airport Hotel Amsterdam: 3km from airport
- Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Airport: 3.2km from airport
Airlines servicing Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
As the official hub for the Netherland’s most popular carrier, KLM, and a European port-of-call for other popular airlines such as Delta Airlines, Jet Airways and Easy Jet, Amsterdam Schiphol operates an impressive flight network, serviced by a myriad of established airlines, some of which include:
- Air France
- Air Mauritius
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Delta Airlines
- Easy Jet
- Etihad Airways
- Kenya Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines
Overview of Schiphol Airport
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has been built as one large terminal, and is split into three main departure halls, divided as Departure Hall 1, 2 and 3. All airport facilities are therefore found under one roof, radiating out from a centralized plaza within the airport.
The airport is host to 165 boarding gates and services 106 air carriers to over 300 destinations across the globe. Schiphol Airport ranks as the world’s fifth busiest airport by international passenger traffic, and the world’s sixteenth busiest for cargo tonnage. In 2015, the airport handled approximately 58 million passengers.
Schiphol’s main competitors in terms of passenger and cargo traffic are: London Heathrow Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport, Istanbul Atatürk Airport and Madrid–Barajas Airport.
Main services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
- Airport Wi-Fi (4 hours complementary access)
- Airport hotels
- Airport park with loungers, bean bags and exercise bikes
- ATM’s and Bureau de change
- Baby care lounge
- Conference rooms
- Car hire
- Children’s play area
- Cots – specifically for stranded travellers
- Duty free & shopping
- Fitness – the Sheraton Fitness & Spa Centre
- Medical Services
- National museum – The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol
- Panorama Terrace and viewing deck
- Prayer room
- Smoking rooms
- Spa & salon services
- Travel clinic
- Wedding services
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