Getting to Utrecht

Schipol Airport to Utrecht Central Station

Once you have arrived at Schiphol Airport, you can get to Utrecht Central Station by train or taxi.


After arrival at Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam, you can take a train (NS) to Utrecht Central Station. NS is the national rail network in the Netherlands. The railway station is part of Schiphol Plaza. Just follow directions for ‘trains’. The airport and railway stations are often very busy, so beware of pickpockets.

You can buy a prepaid or disposable OV-chipkaart from the yellow machines above the platforms at Schiphol Plaza or from the ticket offices. There is a direct train (intercity train) to Utrecht every 30 minutes. The journey takes about half an hour and costs €9.70 (2nd class) or €16.20 (1st class).

When in doubt, you can always ask someone at the ticket office. For journey advice and time tables you can also check the Travelling by train with NS brochure (PDF), visit the website of NS or download the free NS Reisplanner Xtra app. NS also offers information on travelling with a motor disability, a visual impairment or a hearing impairment. Please visit the NS website and page about traveling with a disability for more information.

Safe & Sound Pick-up service

UU has also partnered with the provider Safe and Sound to offer pre-booked private cars from Schiphol Airport Amsterdam to your destination.

This is a good option if you need:

  • Flexible pre-booked service
  • Welcome desk to assist you

Booking and payment is easy. Complete the form with your details and they will arrange everything. You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of completing your reservation. This e-mail contains detailed instructions about how to find the welcome desk.

To book this service, please visit their website


A taxi from Schiphol to Utrecht will normally cost around €90 on the meter. Some companies may offer lower fixed fares. For example, the local Utrecht taxi company UTC (+31(0)30 2300 400) has a fixed €59 Utrecht-Schiphol fare either way if booked in advance.

Amsterdam Central Station to Utrecht Central Station

Intercity services run up to every 10 minutes from Amsterdam Central to Utrecht Central. The journey takes around 26 minutes. A one-way ticket costs €8.40 (2nd class) or €14.03 (1st class).