Amsterdam

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Before you fly guide
AMS (IATA) Netherlands

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many things around the world have changed in the travel industry. Follow the official instructions issued by the Government before you decide to travel. These restrictions may change overnight, so stay updated right until the date of your departure. UK foreign travel advice for Netherlands

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many things around the world have changed in the travel industry. Follow the official instructions issued by the Government before you decide to travel. These restrictions may change overnight, so stay updated right until the date of your departure. UK foreign travel advice for Netherlands

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport the fourth busiest airport in Europe an the gateway to the Netherlands is one of the most major hubs in Europe. The airport is located 9km from Amsterdam and handles more than 71 million passengers a year.

It is a hub for KLM, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair, Transavia and TUI fly Netherlands. The airport also serves as a base for EasyJet.

Amsterdam Airport uses a one-terminal concept, divided into three sections 1, 2, 3 with all of them offering a wide range of shopping and dining possibilities as well as Relax zones, Spa, museum or public showers (near F, G, H gates for €19.50 or near D, E gates for €17.50).

See the Schiphol airport map on their official website.

The airport is open 24/7.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Transit

As mentioned above, the Amsterdam airport has only 1 terminal, divided into 3 parts (1, 2, 3).Departure Hall 1 (Piers B, C)

  • Schengen flights
Departure Hall 2 (Piers D, E)
  • Pier D - lower floor - non-Schengen flights; upper floor - Schengen flights
  • Pier E - non-Schengen flights, mostly SkyTeam alliance members, for instance, Delta Air Lines, KLM, China Airlines, China Southern, EVA Air, Etihad Airways.
Departure Hall 3 (Piers F, G, H/M)
  • Pier F -  non-Schengen flights of SkyTeam alliance members such as KLM, Kenya Airways, China Airlines and China Southern
  • Pier G - non-Schengen flights other airlines
  • Piers H, M - together at one concourse, used by low-cost airlines (Pier H - non-Schengen flights; Pier M - Schengen flights)
The transits on your connecting flights are fairly easy as the airport is very well sign-posted. The airport is quite large and it may take you some time from one side to the other. You will have to go through a passport check on flights from Schengen to non-Schengen countries and same the other way.The standard transfer time at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to a flight within Europe is 40 minutes and 50 minutes for an intercontinental flight.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Transfer

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Available in between Arrivals 1 and 2. Prices depends on the size of the luggage, from €6 - €12. Open 24/7. There are also luggage lockers in the transit zone, close to the gates. Their size is 40x40 cm and have a depth of 70 cm. Costing €8 / 24 hours. Left Baggage
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