How to Reach Amsterdam


There are many ways to get to Amsterdam, by flight, by train, or by road.

  • By air: The main airport is Schiphol, but there are also other smaller regional airports that you can take to reach the destination. Other airports include Eindhoven Airport, Groningen Airport Eelde, Maastricht Aachen Airport, Weeze Airport in Germany, Antwerp International Airport in Belgium and Brussels Airport in Belgium
  • By train: If arriving by train, you are likely to arrive at Amsterdam Central Station. There are eight other stations in the city.
  • By car: If you arrive by car, learn about the city’s motorway, parking options and road structure; and of course, Amsterdam has number of waterways allowing visitors to enter into the city.


  • By bus: You can take a bus from Haarlem and Uithoorn.
  • By cycle: One of the most fun ways to get around is by cycling like the locals do. There are plenty of cycle rental shops all over the city.
  • By tram: The tram (16 lines) is the main form of public transport system in the central area and is a good option.
  • Metro: There is a four line metro in the destination.
  • By boat: There are many ferry services in the region. Some of the ferries are even free of cost.The best time to visit Amsterdam canals by boat is in the evening.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Amsterdam. The most preferred mode of transport in Amsterdam is Bike.

Average distance: 14.61 km Average time: 30.75 min

  • Bike 33.33%
    Bike 14.58 min Walking 0.26 min Overall average time for 4.21 kms 14.84 min
  • Car 15.79%
    Driving 42.22 min Walking 1 min Overall average time for 40.22 kms 43.22 min
  • Motorbike 1.75%
    Motorbike 15 min Overall average time for 12 kms 15 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 1.75%
    Bus 30 min Other 20 min Waiting 10 min Overall average time for 11 kms 60 min
  • Walking 24.56%
    Walking 18.79 min Train 2.71 min Bus 2.29 min Waiting 2 min Tram 1.86 min Bike 1.07 min Overall average time for 3.32 kms 28.71 min
  • Train/Metro 15.79%
    Train 29.78 min Walking 8.89 min Waiting 5.33 min Tram 3.22 min Other 2.44 min Bus 0.56 min Overall average time for 30.22 kms 50.22 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 1.75%
    Tram 20 min Walking 10 min Overall average time for 4 kms 30 min
Route Distance Time
Amstelveen to Amsterdam 7.06 km 7 mins
Zaandam to Amsterdam 10.8 km 10 mins
Badhoevedorp to Amsterdam 13.78 km 13 mins
Krommenie to Amsterdam 21.26 km 21 mins
Hoofddorp to Amsterdam 23.77 km 23 mins
Haarlem to Amsterdam 29.1 km 29 mins
Heemstede to Amsterdam 30.58 km 30 mins
Bennebroek to Amsterdam 33.24 km 33 mins
Alkmaar to Amsterdam 33.3 km 33 mins
Almere stad to Amsterdam 35.71 km 35 mins
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