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Getting from Amsterdam Airport to Cruise Terminal

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How to get from Amsterdam Airport to Cruise Terminal

Amsterdam cruise terminal (also know as passenger terminal) is a popular destination. When travelling from Amsterdam airport, you can get to cruise terminal either by taxi or train. Airport taxis offer the quickest and most convenient services. The airport taxi ride from Schiphol to cruise terminal costs approximately 40€ and it takes around 20 minutes. The alternative cheap option is the train. However, there is no direct line from Amsterdam airport to cruise terminal, so you will have to take a train to Amsterdam Central Station and then get on a tram or walk for 15 minutes. Regular train tickets cost 5.40€. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Amsterdam at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.


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  • Prepaid flat price - no hidden fees.
  • Meet & Greet at the gate.
  • Free cancellation.

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I used Welcome Pickups twice. On time and english speaking drivers.

Amsterdam Cruise Terminal

Comparison of the options

Taxi €40 20min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €40 20min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, free cancellation.
Train €10.80 35min 06:00–01:00


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How to get from Amsterdam airport to cruise terminal by taxi

The quickest method to get from Amsterdam airport to cruise terminal is by taxi. Airport taxis do not offer a fixed price for that trip; therefore, a taximeter will calculate the cost of your journey based on distance. When there is no traffic, the taxi ride takes approximately 20 minutes. In order to avoid taxi scammers, always pick an Amsterdam airport taxi from the line which displays the name of its company on the roof and has blue number plates.

Taxi fare from Amsterdam airport to cruise terminal

Since there is no flat fee, the average cost of taxi ride from Amsterdam airport to cruise terminal is 40€. Your trip will be charged on the meter and additional costs from public holidays and late night driving may be applied.

*It is recommended to book your Amsterdam airport transfer in advance in order to save time and to ensure that there are no communication issues with the drivers.


Travelling from Amsterdam Airport to the Cruise Terminal with public means of transport can be inconvenient and time consuming. Even though taxis are costly, they provide comfortable and fast services to travelers.

Editor’s Note

If you are on a tight schedule and want to get to your destination as soon as possible after your arrival at the airport, then opt for a taxi.

Useful Tips

Avoid scammers by picking a taxi from the queue.
Make sure the taximeter has been reset before ride starts.
During rush hour, you might have to wait in the line for a taxi.

How to get from Amsterdam airport to Cruise Terminal by train

The train journey from Amsterdam airport to cruise terminal can be inconvenient and time consuming since there is no direct train line between the two locations. You can take a train from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central Station and then either get on a tram or walk for 15 minutes. However, public transport is cheap. Train tickets cost only 5.40€ and the whole trip takes approximately 35 minutes.

How much is the train from Amsterdam Airport to Cruise Terminal?

One-way standard 2nd class tickets to Amsterdam Central Station cost 5.40€ or 8.40€ in first class. You do not have to buy a tram ticket. Your train ticket is valid for an hour for all means of public transport.

Tickets can be purchased from the ticket desks or from the automated ticket machines on the arrivals hall.



Trip Duration

35 Min.

Waiting time is around 10 minutes.

Value for money

The direct trains to the Amsterdam Central station run between 06:00 a.m and 01:00 a.m. There are also night trains running once an hour between 02:00 a.m and 05:00 a.m.

Where do I get it from?

Trains to Amsterdam Central station leave from platforms 1, 2 or 3, which are all located one floor below the airport terminal.

Once you arrive at Amsterdam Central station go towards the south exit and follow the signs for CS Tram Oostzijde. From there, get on tram 26 (destination IJburg). The first stop of the tram is at the cruise terminal and it is called Muziekgebouw Bimhuis


Changing means of transport while travelling can be difficult, insecure, and time consuming. If you are short on time or have lots of luggage with you it is best to take an alternative means of transport to ensure that the hassle of the journey is kept to a minimum.

Editor’s Note

The option of a 15 minute walk is nice for those with time, instead of taking the tram. You can walk while enjoying the view of the downtown area of Amsterdam.

Useful Tips

Rental lockers for suitcases are available at cruise terminal.
Waiting time for the tram can be as little as 2 minutes.
During night time, there are no tram services.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Amsterdam. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Amsterdam Airport to Cruise Terminal?

The approximate cost of a taxi ride from Amsterdam airport to Cruise Terminal is 80€. Additional costs from public holidays and late night driving may be applied.

How far is it from Amsterdam Airport to Cruise Terminal?

The distance between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Cruise Terminal is around 24 km. The journey by car should take you around 20 minutes in normal traffic.

How many transfer options are there from Amsterdam airport to Cruise terminal?

When travelling from Amsterdam airport to Cruise terminal you have 2 transfer options: Taxi and Train.

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