Low-cost Airlines to Amsterdam

Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is the largest airport in the Netherlands and the fourth biggest in Europe. Other airports in the Netherlands are Eindhoven Airport, Maastricht Aachen Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport. All Dutch airports have good train connections to the centre of Amsterdam. An extensive network of budget airlines operates from all of these airports.


Schiphol is an important transport hub and home to the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines fleet. Although Schiphol is mainly a flag carriers airport, it also focuses on low-cost carriers. Budget airlines arrive and depart from a special pier with limited and cheaper facilities than the rest of Schiphol Airport. Budget Airlines at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport include EasyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair, Transavia and Vueling.

Regional Airports

Eindhoven Airport (150 km south of Amsterdam), Maastricht Aachen Airport (200 km south east of Amsterdam) and Rotterdam The Hague Airport (75 km south of Amsterdam) are low cost airlines transport hubs. Check-in and safety procedures are relatively fast. All three airports have fast train connections to Amsterdam: Maastricht 2h 30 min, Eindhoven 1h 30 min and Rotterdam 1 hour.


Low-cost carriers

Eindhoven Airport: Ryanair, Transavia, Wizzair Maastricht Aachen Airport: Ryanair, Wizzair, Corendon Rotterdam The Hague Airport: Transavia, CityJet, Lufthansa Cityline


Budget Airlines and Extra Costs

Low-cost airlines provide low prices and basic service. Be aware that Wizzair has its own hand baggage policy – only small cabin bags 42x32x25cm are carried for free, anything bigger has to be paid for. Many airlines charge extra when being paid by credit card. They all charge for food and drinks and also for entertainment. However, even if you take into consideration all extra costs, low-budget airlines are still cheaper than the regular airlines.

Transport from Eindhoven Airport to Amsterdam
Transport from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam

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