Amsterdam Schiphol international airport (aka AMS) lies 17km on the southwest of Amsterdam city centre. There are plenty of ways to commute to and from the airport, including trains and bicycles. Most of the local travellers prefer to train as it is the cheapest and one of the most convenient ways of travelling to the city centre. The tourists and local travellers can use the mode of transports mentioned below to travel from the airport to the city centre.
You can board the NS (Dutch Railways) train from the airport to the city centre. The tickets will cost only €5.50(Standard) for a single person at maximum distance. It is convenient and fasts with only 15-20 minutes to reach the city centre.
You can also board the new metro line from Schiphol to Amsterdam city centre. First, you will need to take the NS train to Amsterdam Zuid which will cost you €4 including the surcharge. From there you will take the metro to the city centre, which will only take 7 minutes.
You can also take a bus from the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 from the Schiphol Plaza to Amsterdam Elandgracht. It will cost you €6.50 for one side and can make you reach in only 30 minutes. An open return will cost you €11.25. You can also take GVB bus 69 Schiphol to Amsterdam Slotergijk which will cost €3.20 and take 40 minutes to reach. Neither of the buses goes to Amsterdam central.
Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket
You can purchase this ticket if you will be travelling around Amsterdam for up to three days. It costs €19.50 for a day, €28 for two days, and €36.50 for three days. With this ticket, you can travel unlimited around Amsterdam (Only day travels). You can take NS trains, regional buses, and Amsterdam GVB transport.
Holland travel ticket
It is a one day ticket that you can purchase for €62/€42 off-peak, which will be valid for all Dutch public transport. It is a good deal for longer journeys when you want to travel around the Netherlands from Schiphol airport.
Shuttle buses work with hotels and can take you directly to your hotel without any stops in between. You can book the tickets online in advance to avoid the waiting time. A single person ticket will cost €18.50 one way with a reaching time of 30-45 minutes.
You can also book an airport taxi online or hire one on the sport to travel to Amsterdam central. The average fare for a taxi will be around €45-50. You can also find some fixed fare discount while booking a taxi online.
UBER is also available around Amsterdam and can be one of the best ways to travel to Amsterdam central. It has special airport-city transfers cab facility which can cost from €40 to €60 at an average for Uber Black.