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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – flight delay



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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is an international airport of the largest city in Netherlands. It is situated approximately 9 km from downtown. Amsterdam Airport had an air passenger volume of more than 71.7 million in 2019. The airport is the hub for KLM, Transavia, TUI fly Netherlands and others. It is also the base for Corendon Dutch Airlines, easyJet, and Level.


Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol, Netherlands

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

Flight # Airline To Expected Arrival Actual Arrival

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: MCT

The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) required in a specific airport is essential to know if the route has a connecting flight. It is advisable to look this up before booking a flight ticket. The MCT is also important if the passenger is claiming for compensation for a missed connection. You can see the minimum time required for connections in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol below.

  • Between domestic flights: 25 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 60 min.
  • Between international flights: 60 min.

Amsterdam Schiphol terminal

Airport terminals are the sectors or totally separate buildings which enable passengers to travel between ground transportation and the facilities for boarding and disembarking from a plane. It's very important to check the terminal prior to arriving at the airport when you depart or have a transfer to another flight, as the terminals in bigger airports might be a long distance from each other and passengers usually require extra time to get to the right one. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has 1 Terminal.

Terminal 1 – 3 Departures Halls

How to get from Amsterdam Airport to city centre

When it is the first time visiting a destination, it can be challenging to know the most comfortable way to reach the centre of the city. Public transportation doesn’t always operate straight from the terminals and taxis at the airport are often pricey. We advise reviewing all the possibilities prior to your flight so you can find out what your options are and plan your trip respectively.

You can find the latest information and connections of public transport here.

Amsterdam Airport train

  • Dutch Railways NS
    Direction: Amsterdam CS
    Travel time (approx.): 15 min.

Amsterdam Airport bus

  • Line 397 (Amsterdam Airport Express)
    Direction: Amsterdam Bus station Elandsgracht
  • Night bus Line N97 (Niteliner)
    Direction: Centraal Station
    Travel time (approx.): 40 min.

Amsterdam Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: in front of Schiphol Plaza
    Travel time (approx.): 25 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 45 EUR

Where to have a rest in Amsterdam Airport

Sometimes air passengers experience long waiting times between flights, such as overnight layovers or a flight delay until the following day. In such situations, it is good to note the places in the airport where you can have a good rest or spend some time.

Amsterdam Airport lounges

Airport lounges offer passengers the benefit of waiting for their flight in a comfortable environment and provide services - for example food and drinks, WIFI, zones to relax in and showers.

  • Privium Lounge
    Location: between Departures Halls 1 and 2, after security
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 05:30 AM - 09:00 PM, Sat-Sun: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Star Alliance Schengen Lounge
    Location: Main Terminal
    Opening hours: 05:30 AM - 09:30 PM, daily
  • Aspire Lounge
    Location: Schengen and non-Schengen areas
    Opening hours: 05:30 AM - 09:30 АM, daily
    Price: 25 EUR

Hotels near Amsterdam Airport

When your next flight takes off the following morning, or the lounges aren’t suitable, the best choice might be a hotel close to the airport. In some cases, hotels are situated in the airport building, however at others you may need to leave the airport vicinity to get to the nearest hotel. We have chosen the most comfortable options for you in case you opt to stay in a hotel between flights.

Where to eat in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

The last thing you need when you’re travelling is to feel hungry or thirsty. Whatever you are looking for, whether it’s a snack for the plane, a place for coffee before an early flight, or a spot to relax and sit down during a layover, we have a selection of options to cover your needs.

Go here to find a complete list of places to eat in Amsterdam Airport.

  • Bread!
    Description: white and wholemeal breads, sandwiches, gluten-free meals
    Location: Lounge 3, after security
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
  • Burger King
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: Lounge 1 after security and Plaza before security
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
  • Dutch Kitchen, Bar & Cocktails
    Description: traditional Dutch cuisine
    Location: Holland Boulevard, after security
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 08:30 PM, daily
  • Harvest Market
    Description: fresh seasonal products
    Location: D Pier, after security
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
  • Kebaya
    Description: Asian brasserie
    Location: Holland Boulevard, after security
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
  • McDonald’s
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: Lounge 2 and 3, after security
    Opening hours: Lounge 2: 05:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily; Lounge 3: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily

Where to shop in Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) Airport

If you leave your souvenir shopping to the very last minute, or you simply have time to spend before your flight, it's a good idea to visit the airport shops.

To find the best shops for your needs, have a look at the guide below. Go here to find a complete list of shops.

  • See Buy Fly shop
    Description: Duty Free
    Location: B Pier, F Pier, G Pier, after security
    Opening hours: 05:00 AM - 01:30 AM, daily
  • Dutch Food Gifts
    Description: Dutch snacks, cheese, and candies
    Location: Holland Boulevard, after security
    Opening hours: 05:00 AM - 01:30 AM, daily
  • Victoria’s Secret
    Description: lingerie and beauty products
    Location: Lounge 3, after security and Plaza, before security
    Opening hours: Lounge 3: 05:00 AM - 01:30 AM, daily; Plaza: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Albert Heijn
    Description: supermarket
    Location: Plaza, before security
    Opening hours: 05:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily

Car hire Amsterdam Airport

Sometimes you must travel by car, or it may be the most enjoyable mode of transport for your trip. To make it easier for you to select the most suitable car rental company for your trip, we have provided a list below.

  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 06:30 AM - 11:00 PM, Sat: 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Contact: +31 20 316 4190
  • Sixt
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:30 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +31 20 405 9090
  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:30 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +31 20 740 0951
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:30 AM - 11:30 PM, daily
    Contact: +31 88 284 7620
  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 11:30 PM, daily
    Contact: +31 02 050 20240

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