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Approximate Travel Distance
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Approximate Flight Duration
10 hour 50 min
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Transportation to Amsterdam Airport from the City Center

Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam is served by the Schiphol Airport, which operates daily flights to almost every major city in the world. Schiphol Airport is one of the world’s major airports. The airport is easily accessible from the city center by public transportation networks, such as taxis, buses, and the train.

Train

Trains run 24 hours a day, however after a certain hour in the evening they operate less frequently. Under normal conditions there are close to 5 trains that run per hour. The train station is located directly under the airport. You can get more detailed information about the route from tourist information centers.   

Bus

The airport is accessible by bus from various locations in the city. Although the length of the trip varies depending on what part of the city you’re in, it usually takes about 30 minutes to get from the city center to the airport. It is possible to buy bus tickets from the driver.

Taxi

Another alternative to get to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is by taxi. Taxis can be booked in advance. Taxis in the city feature the option of using a credit card to pay.  

Airport Information

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has 3 terminals. The train to and from the city from the airport runs 24 hours a day. The airport connects to 260 destinations worldwide and hosts about 50 million passengers throughout the year. There are children’s play areas at the E and F gates at the airport for families with children. For those who are interested in shopping, the large duty-free areas offer a wide variety of options. The most popular items tend to be perfume, cosmetics, accessories, and flowers.

Last Updated: January 18, 2018

Transportation to San Francisco City Center from Airport

San Francisco Intl Airport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located in San Francisco California, 21 km from the city center. The airport is a major transit center for passengers, particularly those traveling from Asia. San Francisco International is the second busiest airport in California and one of the first major airports to have an automated baggage system in place.  

San Francisco International Airport is an important hub for United Airlines and Virgin America. There are a variety of transportation alternatives available to get to the city center from the airport. You can get to various parts of the city from San Francisco International Airport by taxi, bus, train, rental car, and personal car.

Train

There are two rail systems that you can use to get to the city center from San Francisco International Airport. The first is the BART, a rapid-rail system. The BART station is located in the international terminal at the airport. The BART starts running in the early hours of the morning, providing easy and fast transportation between the airport and the northern and southern parts of the city.

The other rail system that you can use to get to the city center from SFO is the CalTrain. This train departs on the hour, every hour, every day of the week, until 10 pm. This train provides transportation between SFO and San Francisco and San Jose.

Taxi

One of the most convenient and fastest transportation alternatives to get to the city center from SFO is by taxi. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. A taxi from the airport to downtown San Francisco can cost between 42 and 62 dollars and takes about 20 minutes. Taxis are readily available at each terminal at the airport and depart from the taxi zones located on the arrivals/baggage claim level. For more information on taxi companies and their contact information please visit San Francisco International Airport’s website.

Bus

SamTrans buses provide transportation between San Francisco International Airport and the city center. These public buses are operated by San Mateo County and run between San Francisco International Airport and San Mateo and various parts of San Francisco. SamTrans lines KX, 292, 397, and 398 stop at the airport terminals. Buses stop at the arrivals and baggage claim level of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 and at Level 1 of the International Terminal.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another transportation alternative to get to the city center. There are many rental car companies that have offices at the airport. Renting a car is also a great way to get around the city during your trip. The AirTrain Blue Line provides access to the Rental Car Center from the airport terminals and it operates 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, National, Budget, Fox and Thrifty. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location.

Bike

San Francisco International Airport contains bike assembly stations and parking areas for those who are traveling with their bike or who want to leave their bike at the airport. The BART and SamTrans rapid rail systems provide passengers with bike/transit options and the airport features marked bicycle routes.

Last Updated: December 02, 2016
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