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Getting from Amsterdam Airport to Utrecht

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How to get from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht

There are only 2 modes of transportation available when travelling from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht, taxi and train. Taking an Amsterdam airport taxi is the fastest, but most expensive option. The ride costs around 75€ and takes approximately 35 minutes. The second and cheapest option is taking the train. There is a direct train line from Schiphol airport to Utrecht Central station. Train tickets cost 8.70€ and the journey to Utrecht takes just over 30 minutes. 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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Taxi €75 35min 24/7
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Train €19.60 35min 00:07–23:48
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Price for 4 passengers Price for 4 passengers €75 €75 €9.80
Time Time 35min 35min 35min
Availability Availability 24/7 24/7 00:07–23:48
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How to get from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht by taxi

The fastest route to the city of Utrecht is by taking an Amsterdam airport taxi. Amsterdam taxis have no flat rate for the journey to Utrecht; therefore, the ride will be charged on the meter depending on distance. Under normal traffic flow, the trip will take approximately 35 minutes. Since Amsterdam taxis do not look identical, please be aware of taxi scammers. Blue roof lights, displaying the name of the taxi company, and blue number plates are the signs of licensed taxis.

Taxi fare from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht

There is no flat fee from Amsterdam airport to the city centre of Utrecht. Your taxi trip will be charged by a taximeter depending on distance. However, the average cost of a taxi ride from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht is 75€.

Keep in mind that some taxi companies offer a flat fare for the trip if you book your Amsterdam airport transfer in advance.


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The most convenient way to get from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht is by taking a taxi. It is quick and much more comfortable than the other means of public transport.

Editor’s Note

After a long flight it is always ideal to get a taxi ride if you want to avoid the crowded airport and get to your destination as soon as possible.

Useful Tips

Taxis in Amsterdam can fit up to 4 people.
Be aware of random individuals claiming to offer taxi services.
Make sure that the driver resets the taximeter.

How to get from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht by train

If you want to use public means of transport for your transfer from Amsterdam airport to the city centre of Utrecht, there is a regular Intercity rail service from Schiphol airport to Utrecht Central station. Train tickets cost 9.80€ and the journey takes just over 30 minutes.

How much is the train from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht?

One-way standard 2nd class tickets to Utrecht Central station cost 9.80€ or 15.80€ in first class.

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 20 minutes.

Value for money

Train services from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht Central station run from 00:07 a.m to 23:48 p.m.

Where do I get it from?

The NS train station is located directly below Schiphol Plaza. Trains for Utrecht leave from platforms 1, 2, and 3.


Train services from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht are considered to be very convenient and inexpensive. There are over 70 trains travelling between Schiphol airport and Utrecht Central on a daily basis. However, trains can get overcrowded and luggage space is limited.

Please note that during night time train services may be slower.

Editor’s Note

The train journey from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht includes stops at Amsterdam Zuid and Amsterdam Bijlmer. However, depending on demand, there are also direct trains without stops. Remember to check if there is one when you land.

Useful Tips

There may be less services on weekends and holidays.
Always check in and out your ticket on the yellow card readers.

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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 Utrecht?

Taxi rides from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht are calculated by a taximeter. However, the average cost of the journey is 90€.

How much is a train ticket from Schiphol to Utrecht?

One-way standard 2nd class tickets to Utrecht Central station cost 9.80€ or 15.80€ in first class. Buy your tickets from the ticket desk on the arrivals level or from the yellow ticket machines.

How far is it from Amsterdam airport to Utrecht?

Utrecht is approximately 50 km away from Amsterdam airport and you can get there either by taxi or train.

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