Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), known informally as Schiphol Airport is the main international airport of the Netherlands. It is located 9 kilometres (5.6 miles) southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, North Holland.

The airport ranks as the third-busiest airport in Europe by passenger volume and the busiest in Europe in terms of aircraft movement. The airport is built as a single-terminal concept: one large terminal split into three large departure halls.

Schiphol is the hub for KLM and its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper as well as for Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair, Transavia and TUI fly Netherlands. The airport also serves as a base for EasyJet and LEVEL.

Ground Transportation

Multiple ground transportation options are there to facilitate the movement of passengers and visitors to and from the airport.

  1. Thalys international high-speed train
  2. Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) – national train operator
  3. Bus operators including Arriva, Connexxion, Transdev, Syntus, Qbuzz and the local operators GVB, HTM, RET, U-OV
  4. Rapid-trainsit system such as Amsterdam Metro

 Terminals and Lounges Information

The airport has a single terminal with three halls, namely 1, 2 and 3.

Departure Hall 1 consists of Piers B and C. Pier B has 14 gates and Pier C has 21 gates. Departure Hall 2 consists of Piers D and E. Departure Hall 3 consists of three piers: F, G, and H/M

Busiest European Routes to/from Amsterdam Airport (2018)

S. No. Destination City, Airport Airline
1 London, LHR British Airways, KLM
2 Barcelona, BCN KLM, Transavia, Vueling
3 Paris, CDG Air France, KLM
4 Dublin, DUB Aer Lingus, KLM, Ryanair
5 Copenhagen, CPH KLM, Norwegian, Scandinavian Airlines
6 London, LGW British Airways, EasyJet
7 Rome, FCO Alitalia, EasyJet, KLM, Vueling
8 Manchester, MAN EasyJet, Flybe, KLM
9 Madrid, MAD Air Europa, Iberia, KLM
10 Munich, MUC Eurowings, KLM, Lufthansa

Busiest Intercontinental Routes to/from Amsterdam Airport (2018)

S. No. Destination City, Airport Airline
1 Dubai, DXB Emirates, KLM, Transavia
2 New York (JFK) Air Europa, Tap Air Portugal, Norwegian Air Shuttle, American, United
3 Atlanta (ALT) Delta, KLM
4 Ontario (YYZ) Air Canada, Air Transat, KLM
5 Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) Delta
6 Tel Aviv Airport (TLV) Arkia, EasyJet, El Al, Sun d’Or, KLM, Transavia
7 Minneapolis (MSP) Delta, KLM
8 Curaçao (CUR) KLM, TUIfly
9 Shanghai (PVG) China Eastern, KLM
10 Hong Kong (HKG) Cathay Pacific, KLM