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Schiphol Airport
Schiphol-plaza-ns.jpg
Entrance to the railway station and airport
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 52°18′32″N 4°45′42″E / 52.30889°N 4.76167°E / 52.30889; 4.76167Coordinates: 52°18′32″N 4°45′42″E / 52.30889°N 4.76167°E / 52.30889; 4.76167
Operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s) Weesp–Leiden railway
Amsterdam–Schiphol railway
Platforms 6
Connections Bus transport Arriva: 361, 365, 370
Bus transport Connexxion: 185, 186, 187, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 197, 198, 199, 287, 300, 310, N30, N97
Bus transport GVB: 69, 245, 246, 247, 369
Construction
Structure type Underground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Shl
History
Opened 21 December 1978, reopened 1995
Services
NS International
toward Paris Nord
Thalys 9300
Terminus
toward Lille Europe
Thalys
Thalys Neige (winter)
Thalys Soleil (summer)
toward Breda
Intercity Direct 900
Terminus
NS Hispeed 1000
NS International 9200
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
NS Intercity 700
toward Groningen
NS Nachtnet 1400
Terminus NS Intercity 1600
toward Enschede
NS Intercity 1800
toward Leeuwarden
toward Dordrecht
NS Intercity 2400
Terminus NS Intercity 3100
toward Nijmegen
NS Intercity 3500
toward Heerlen and Venlo
NS Intercity 11600
NS Sprinter 3300
Terminus
NS Sprinter 4300
NS Sprinter 4600
toward Zwolle
Terminus
NS Sprinter 5700
NS Sprinter 5800
Location
Schiphol Airport railway station is located in Randstad
Schiphol Airport railway station

Schiphol Airport railway station (previously Schiphol Schiphol aircraft silhouette.svg until 12 December 2015) is a major passenger railway station in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands. It is located directly beneath the terminal complex of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and is operated by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen. The station's six platforms are accessible via twelve escalators and three elevators located in the main concourse of the airport (Schiphol Plaza). The original station was opened in 1978, and the current station was opened in 1995. It connects the airport to Amsterdam and to various others cities in the Netherlands, as well as to Belgium and France.

History[edit]

Former entrance of the railway station in 1989, demolished in 1995
Rail tunnel and underground platforms of the station under construction in 1992

The original railway station at Schiphol was partly at street level and opened on 21 December 1978.

By 1978, One could only travel to Amsterdam's Zuid WTC and RAI stations, as well as south bound towards Leiden, The Hague and Rotterdam. To get to Amsterdam Centraal station one had to travel to RAI and change onto tram 4 over there. A direct link was created with the construction of the Amsterdam-Schiphol railway in 1986.

A newly built underground station opened in 1995. The former building was demolished. As Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which surrounds the railway station, is the largest airport within the Netherlands and the primary international gateway, Schiphol railway station changed into a major hub in the Dutch railway network.

The station was renamed Schiphol Airport from 13 December 2015 to make the station more recognisable to international travelers.[1]

Destinations[edit]

Main hall of the station

Schiphol stations offers several trains per hour to Amsterdam Centraal, and frequent services to the rest of the country as well. These include intercity services to Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Amersfoort, Almere, Lelystad, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Enschede, Groningen, Leeuwarden, Nijmegen and Zwolle.

A new flyover also provides direct connections to Utrecht and the south of the country. This so-called Utrechtboog opened on 12 March 2006. It connects two existing lines (Utrecht-Amsterdam Central Station and Schiphol-Weesp) and is located more or less between the stations Amsterdam RAI and Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA bypassing the Duivendrecht station. Passengers need not change trains at Duivendrecht anymore.

During nighttime, an hourly service connects Schiphol with Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden and The Hague between 1am and 5am.

The high-speed trains Thalys and Intercity Direct call at Schiphol railway station. Thalys operates a service between Amsterdam Centraal, Schiphol, Rotterdam Centraal, Antwerp-Central, Brussels-South and Paris Gare du Nord or Lille. Intercity direct connects Amsterdam to Rotterdam Centraal and Breda via Schiphol. Both trains use Schiphol - Antwerp high speed line. Reservations are obligatory to board Thalys. For Intercity direct to Breda a supplement is required for the High Speed stretch to Rotterdam.

From December 2012 direct services from Schiphol to Hannover and Berlin ceased. Passengers could use a national Intercity service to Hilversum and change there for the Berlin service.

From December 2014 a direct service restarted between Amsterdam and Brussels, following the failure of the Fyra. This service uses The Hague HS route.

Train services[edit]

Escalators at Schiphol Plaza go down to the platforms of the station

There are several types of train series in the Netherlands:

  • Intercity direct These are Intercity Services using the high speed network.
  • Intercity These are express trains calling at major stations. The fastest type of regular train in the Netherlands.
  • Sprinters These are trains calling at all stations and mostly are operated by SGMm or SLT 'Sprinter' train sets.

The station is served by the following service(s):

  • 2× per hour High speed services (Intercity Direct) Amsterdam - Schiphol - Rotterdam - Breda
  • 4× per hour High speed services (Intercity Direct) Amsterdam - Schiphol - Rotterdam
  • 11× per day High speed services (Thalys) Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Paris
  • 2× per day High speed services (Thalys) Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Lille
  • 2× per hour Intercity services Amsterdam - The Hague - Rotterdam - Roosendaal - Antwerp - Brussels
  • 1× per hour Intercity services The Hague - Leiden - Schiphol - Duivendrecht - Lelystad - Zwolle - Groningen
  • 1× per hour Intercity services The Hague - Leiden - Schiphol - Duivendrecht - Lelystad - Zwolle - Leeuwarden
  • 1× per hour Night train (nachtnet) service Rotterdam - The Hague - Amsterdam - Utrecht
  • 2× per hour Intercity services Schiphol - Amersfoort - Hengelo - Enschede
  • 2× per hour Intercity services Schiphol - Utrecht - Arnhem - Nijmegen
  • 2× per hour Intercity services Schiphol - Utrecht - Eindhoven - Heerlen
  • 2× per hour Intercity services Lelystad - Almere - Amsterdam - Schiphol - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Vlissingen
  • 2× per hour Intercity services Schiphol - Duivendrecht - Hilversum - Amersfoort Schothorst
  • 2× per hour local Sprinter services Hoofddorp - Schiphol - Zaandam - Hoorn Kersenboogerd
  • 2× per hour local Sprinter services Hoofddorp - Schiphol - Duivendrecht - Almere Oostvaarders
  • 2× per hour local Sprinter services Utrecht - Hilversum - Schiphol - Leiden - The Hague
  • 2× per hour local Sprinter services Hoofddorp - Schiphol - Amsterdam - Hilversum - Amersfoort Vathorst

Bus services[edit]

The following bus services depart from the bus platform outside the airport building. Italics indicates stops within the Schiphol area. All services are daily unless otherwise stated.

  • 69 Schiphol - Schiphol P40 - Sloten - Osdorp - Geuzenveld - Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  • 185 Schiphol - Justice Complex
  • 186 Schiphol P30 - Schiphol - Schiphol P40 - Schiphol Oost - Amstelveen
  • 187 Schiphol P40 - Schiphol - Schiphol P30 - Schiphol Rijk - Schiphol Oost - Amstelveen
  • 190 Schiphol P30 - Schiphol - Schiphol P40
  • 191 Schiphol P40 - Schiphol - Schiphol P30 - Schiphol Zuidoost (Anchoragelaan)
  • 193 Schiphol P30 - Schiphol - Schiphol P40 - Schiphol Oost - Zuideinde (Security passes needed between Repa and Zuideinde)
  • 194 Schiphol P30 - Schiphol - Schiphol P40 - Badhoevedorp - Osdorp De Aker
  • 197 Schiphol P30 - Schiphol - Schiphol P40 - Amsterdam Amstelveensweg - Amsterdam Leidseplein (City Centre) - Amsterdam Marnixstraat (also Nightbus N97)
  • 198 Schiphol P40 - Schiphol - Schiphol P30 - Aalsmeer
  • 199 Schiphol P30 - Schiphol - Schiphol P40 - Schiphol Oost - Amstelveen Westwijk - Amstelveen Middenhoven - Amstelveen Busstation - Amstelveen Noord - Amsterdam Buitenvelderd - Amsterdam Zuid
  • 277 Schiphol - Haarlem - IJmuiden (Peak hours only)
  • 287 Schiphol - Schiphol Rijk
  • 300 Haarlem - Hoofddorp - Schiphol - Amstelveen - Ouderkerk a/d Amstel - Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA
  • 310 Nieuw-Vennep - Hoofddorp - Schiphol - Amsterdam M Amstelveensweg - VU Hospital - Amsterdam Zuid
  • 361 Schiphol - Lisse - Sassenheim - Voorhout - Noordwijk
  • 365 Schiphol - Roelofarendsveen - Leiderdorp - Leiden - Zoetermeer
  • 370 Schiphol - Alphen a/d Rijn
  • 851 Schiphol - Keukenhof (March–May, only when Keukenhof is open)
  • 858 Schiphol - Keukenhof (March–May, only when Keukenhof is open)

Other facilities[edit]

Schiphol Plaza is the shopping centre before customs, hence it is accessible to both air travellers and Dutch customers who just change trains here, etcetera. Plaza consist of two medium-sized supermarkets, Food Village and Albert Heijn. These supermarkets open their doors until midnight 7 days a week. Soft-drink and snack machines are available on the platforms, as in most Dutch train stations.

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