Bus routes and tickets

The main bus companies include GVB (operating primarily within Amsterdam), Connexxion (R-Net) and EBS, with many routes operating to and from Amsterdam Central Station. Single-journey tickets or one-hour tickets can typically be purchased directly from the driver, however, it is well worth considering options such as 24-, 48-, 72- or 96-hour tickets (valid on GVB services). The Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket is also excellent value if you plan to explore the region. All buses have check-in and check-out ports, meaning that travellers in possession of a public transport chip card (OV-Chipkaart) can travel more cheaply, only paying for the distance actually travelled.

I amsterdam City Card

The I amsterdam City Card gives you unlimited access to public transport in the city (including bus services operated by GVB). You can also make use of the ‘Get out of Town’ offer to combine with Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket (also valid on regional services provided by EBS and Connexxion).

Transport maps and travel advice

GVB bus routes are shown on this network map. For detailed travel advice for all bus networks in the region (including estimated fares), download the public transport app 9292 (Android, OSX, Blackberry and a web version).

Accessible public transport

Public transport operator GVB can provide specific information about accessibility on Amsterdam trams, buses and metros. For example, route folders and timetables indicate which transport stops are not wheelchair accessible or which trams and bus services are not equipped with an accessibility ramp. Read more about the GVB's accessible public transport policy.