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How to get to Amsterdam by bus

Routes39
Trips per day266
bus lines6
Stations16
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About Amsterdam

The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is one of Europe's most eclectic cities with so much to explore. As a hub of culture, history, and architecture, as well as sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll, no amount of time in this vibrant city will ever be enough. Of course, this makes it one of the best cities to visit after graduation.

To learn about one of the most significant parts of modern history, visit the Anne Frank House, a humbling testament to this remarkable girl's unwavering optimism and resilience during the horrors of World War II. The Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are also well worth a visit to discover artworks by Dutch masters.

For a look into contemporary life in Amsterdam, visit De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets), a micro-neighborhood brimming with independent shops, artisan food eateries, and cozy cafes where you can experience an authentic Dutch Coffeeshop. Taking an iconic canal tour is another must, allowing you to experience the city while relaxing on the water. Since Amsterdam is known for its cycling culture, bring your bike or rent one during your stay to get around the city as the locals do.

Travel to Amsterdam is easy, with its connections to the rest of Europe via a vast network of motorways, utilized by FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus services. Amsterdam’s many connections are why it’s the starting point for our budget tour of the Netherlands. Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is also a major international travel hub, and the Central Station is one of the largest rail terminals in Europe.

What bus companies travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Located in Netherlands, Amsterdam is accessible by bus from 39 other cities. You can choose from 266 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Amsterdam on Wanderu. FlixBus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Amsterdam are also available..

Bus companies serving Amsterdam

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus30014h 0m$81.30
RegioJet1316h 58m$78.29
Union Ivkoni1211h 49m$63.18
Ecolines41d 7h 36m$128.33
Amsterdam Beach Tour Dayticket10h 33m$24.84
Amsterdam Airport Express10h 19m$9.52
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets.

  • Ecolines is a Latvian long-distance bus company with an extensive network connecting Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. They offer routes to popular destinations in countries like Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands, providing reliable transportation. Ecolines prioritizes passenger comfort by equipping their buses with amenities like air conditioning, power outlets, and Wi-Fi. On longer trips, passengers can enjoy personal entertainment devices, and stewards are available onboard for assistance, ensuring a seamless travel experience.

  • Amsterdam Beach Tour buses, operated by Connexxion, offer a convenient and hassle-free transportation option for travelers seeking to reach the beautiful Dutch seaside. Also known as 'bus line 80,' these dedicated buses connect Amsterdam with Zandvoort, passing through Haarlem. Frequent departures and special bus lanes allow passengers to enjoy a smooth journey with minimal waiting times. On board, passengers can take advantage of amenities such as air conditioning, power outlets, movie screenings, extra legroom, and Wi-Fi connectivity, making their beach excursion comfortable and budget-friendly.

  • Amsterdam Airport Express, operated by Connexxion, is a bus service connecting the Dutch capital with Schiphol International Airport. Four designated routes provide convenient transportation options between Amsterdam and the airport. Once in Amsterdam, passengers can choose from three well-placed stops: Museumplein, Rijksmuseum, or Leidseplein, offering easy access to major hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions. Despite the short travel time of 25 minutes on average, Amsterdam Airport Express prioritizes passenger comfort by providing amenities such as air conditioning, movie screenings, Wi-Fi connectivity, extra legroom, and dedicated storage areas for larger luggage items.

Frequently Asked Questions

$4.34 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Amsterdam, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Amsterdam. In the last month, buses from Rotterdam to Amsterdam had the lowest average price at $5.83.

The busiest bus station in Amsterdam is PiarcoPlein 1. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Amsterdam are:

  • PiarcoPlein 1
  • Amsterdam Strawinskylaan
  • Hoogoorddreef 54
The closest airport to Amsterdam is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), it is located 7 miles from the city center of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam is the most popular bus destination in North Holland. It also ranks number 9 in Netherlands. Amsterdam has the most bus connections in the region. There are 161 bus schedules arriving in Amsterdam each day.
The population of Amsterdam is 741636. Amsterdam ranks number 2 in terms of population in North Holland and number 2 in all of Netherlands.
Bus tickets to Amsterdam range from $4 for a short trip to Amsterdam, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Amsterdam starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Amsterdam can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $4.
The closest bus station to the city center of Amsterdam is Amsterdam Central, located just 0.7 miles away. Select Amsterdam Central as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Amsterdam. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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