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Accessible transport from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam is a well-connected city with reliable transport connections to help you plan accessible transfers to and from the airport. Arrange your transportation into the city and back again with information on public transport accessibility and wheelchair accessible taxi services.

Arrival at the airport

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offers travel assistance to help you get around and make your way through the airport on arrival. Assistance for people with disabilities is arranged according to your needs. Be sure to indicate your travel assistance requirements when booking your ticket, so your airline or travel agency can pass on your requests directly to Schiphol travel assistants. Requests for assistance must be made at least 48 hours before departure

Visit the Schiphol Travel Assistance website for more information on airport travel support. 

Getting into the city

Please note: From 8 January until 5 April, lifts to and from Schiphol train station are out of service due to renovation. Contact NS Travel Assistance to request alternative arrangements for train travel and taxi services to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Make sure to take longer train travel times into account, and check the Schiphol airport website to stay informed. 

By train

Frequent trains connect Amsterdam Airport directly to the city centre, in just under 20 minutes. Accessibility features at Schiphol train station include lifts, moving ramps, guiding lines, braille icons, tactile signs and induction loops to help guide you around and down to train platforms. Service dogs are allowed on trains for free, and must be recognisable as service dogs (through harnesses, covers or braces). 

While local Sprinter trains are levelled with the station platform, InterCity trains are raised with several steps to enter the train carriage. If you need assistance boarding and exiting trains, the Dutch National Railway offers free travel assistance to help you with transfers, including fitting wheelchair ramps and assisting with connecting train journeys.

Make sure to arrange travel assistance at least one hour before departure either by telephone +31 (0) 302357822 or with the NS mobile app.

By taxi

If you prefer to book a taxi, select taxi companies offer wheelchair accessible service to and from the airport. Regular taxis at Schiphol do not accommodate wheelchair users, or will only accept passengers with folding (non-electric) manual wheelchairs. We recommend reserving taxi service at least one day in advance.

Taxi Rolstoel

Taxi Rolstoel offers wheelchair accessible service in Amsterdam and surrounding areas in North Holland. Suitable for all wheelchair users, including those who use mobility scooters and power chairs, Taxi Rolstoel provides reliable wheelchair transport to and from Schiphol airport.

Telephone: +31858887779

Taxi Brouwer

Taxi Brouwer provides specially equipped buses for wheelchair accessible service to and from Schiphol airport. Buses can accommodate up to 3 passengers using wheelchairs plus 2 companions. 

Telephone: +31713611000