Amsterdam Airport (AMS)
We offer the best rates for low cost airport taxi transfers from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Amsterdam or any other part of the Netherlands.
Upon arrival at the airport, your driver will wait for you at the meeting point (the meeting point is always specified in your airport transfer voucher). If you need a taxi or airport transfer from the airport, your driver will inform you about the exact pick up time at least 24 hours before the transfer. The distance of the city is about 15 kilometres from the airport.
Airport Schiphol is one of the largest and busiest airports in Europe, serving as a hub for European, Asian and Trans-Atlantic flights. In 2013 more than 52 million passengers passed through this airport which has more than 300 destinations all over the world.
The airport opened in the autumn of 1916 as a military airbase but from the end of WWI on, Schiphol has lost its military importance and became a completely civilian airport. The airport is named after the former military base situated in this area. This fortification was called Fort Schiphol. The whole airport is below sea level which means that Schiphol is geographically the lowest situated airport all over the world. When built (1991), its air traffic control tower was the tallest of its kind in the world 101 m.
The airport is expanding even these days because the building of a new pier, a garage and a terminal announced in 2012. According to the plans constructions will commence in 2016 and end in 2018.
Schiphol has been constructed using a single-terminal concept, which has three large departure halls under the same roof; it means that the departure halls and even piers are connected, except Pier M – when passengers have passed security control here, they cannot walk between different areas. There are extended shopping facilities throughout the airport, both before and after customs.
Passengers can find several possibilities to spend their waiting time at Amsterdam airport. The Rijksmuseum is next to the airport, exhibiting various pieces of modern and pre-modern art. There is a recently opened library that offers books in almost 30 languages dominantly with travelling informations. The library includes an electronic library (internet) with free downloading facilities. From the landside an extended Panoramaterras is accessible for the public (connecting passengers may only use this viewing area after exiting the airport). The latest hotel near the airport is the Hilton with its peculiar and spectacular architecture.
Departure Hall 1 (piers B – 14 gates, C – 21 gates) serves Schengen areas exclusively.
Departure Hall 2 (piers D and E) is mainly used for non-Schengen areas but the upper floor of Pier D (which is the largest one in the airport) is dedicated for Schengen areas. In Pier D non-Schengen gates have their numbers from D1 to D57 while Schengen gates are numbered from D59. Pier E has 14 gates to non-Schengen areas including China and the Middle-East.
Departure Hall 3 consist of piers F – 8 gates; G – 13 gates; H – 7 gates; M – 7 gates. Pier F has is mainly used by SkyTeam members: KLM, Kenya Airways, China Airlines and China Southern Airlines.
A new terminal was constructed at the beginning of the new millennium which was opened in 2011. This is called General Aviation Terminal that has a floorspace of about 6,000 m2.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has six runways, and a new one is under construction.
Due to the relatively higher landing fees certain low-cost carriers decided to move their flights to smaller airports in the neighbourhood: Rotterdam, The Hague Airport, and Eindhoven Airport. Transfers2airports.com also offers low cost airport taxi transfers from these airport to any part of the Netherlands.
Book your reliable, low-cost, door-to-door Amsterdam Schiphol Airport transfer to hotels, holiday villas, holiday apartments or private addresses. The transfers are carried out with a modern fleet of fully licensed and insured taxis, minivans, minibuses and coaches. Your driver will take you from the train station right to your accommodation address and back to the train station in comfort and safety, at the lowest price.
- upon arrival at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport please look for your driver, who will hold a personal waiting sign with your name on it
- if you did not pay in advance for your taxi transfer, please pay to the driver with the local currency (Euro)
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