Amsterdam Airport Express

Are you traveling from Schiphol Airport to the center of Amsterdam or vice versa? Take the bus! This is the easiest option. The Amsterdam Airport Express takes you to Museumplein, Rijksmuseum or Leidseplein without changing buses. Since the bus passes al touristic highlights, you only have a short walk to your accommodation or destination in the city center. You can take line 397 and Niteliner N97.

Order your e-ticket


  • Order online as an e-ticket.
  • From the bus driver. Simply pay with a debit or credit card. Cash payment is not possible.
  • At the mobile ticketoffice (central square outside Schiphol Plaza) daily 9:00-18:00hrs.
  • OVpay: checking in and out with your debit card
    • On the Amsterdam Airport Express you can now check in and out with your contactless debit card, credit card or the debit card on your phone. 

Departure schedule Amsterdam Airport Express Schiphol Airport

The Amsterdam Airport Express departs from bus stop B17. When you exit Schiphol Plaza and walk to the right you will come across bus stop B17. You can see the route from Schiphol to the bus stop on the map. Bus 397 departs every 7.5 minutes from bus stop B17. At night you can take Niteliner N97once per hour.


Type the line number 397 or N97 in the following search engine and find the timetable with departure times and bus stops:

Download the Amsterdam Airport Express app

With the Amsterdam Airport Express app you can easily plan your trip from Schiphol Airport to your hotel or accommodation and you can buy a (return) ticket directly from the app. The app also shows you the live position of the buses, so you can see exactly how long you have to wait or when to get off the bus.