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Amsterdam — By Marianne on May 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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Ryanair to Amsterdam

Ryanair to Amsterdam is not the whole truth. Ryanair does not fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, the company avoids Europe’s main airports. This is quite understandable because Ryanair is a budget airline and wants to save money wherever it can. That is good for them and good for you.

Ryanair flies to Eindhoven, 150 kilometres (93 miles) southeast of Amsterdam. Eindhoven Airport (map) is a lot smaller than Schiphol. Security checks are faster and there is no need to arrive two or more hours prior to departing time.

If you decide to fly Ryanair, it is good to know that they observe a very strict one piece of hand luggage only policy. Handbag, briefcase, laptops, shop purchases, camera etc must be carried within the permitted one piece of cabin baggage. It should weigh no more than 10kg and not exceed the maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. Don’ t think you can get around this. Before going through security, a member of staff sees to it that you carry only one piece. If you have more, you are asked to put it into your luggage. If this is impossible, you will have to check it in at an extra cost of €40.

On leaving the terminal building, turn right to #401 bus stop. Get your ticket (€3) from the booth at the stop. Journey time to Eindhoven train station is 20 minutes.

Trains to Amsterdam leave from platform 5. Twice hourly direct trains to Amsterdam Centraal Sation leave 2 minutes past the hour and half hour. Journey time is 1 hour 20 minutes. Single trip to Amsterdam costs €17.70. Don’ t buy a return tickets, because these are only valid for one day.

Buy an Express Bus ticket from the stand in the arrivals hall, return ticket €42. The bus stop is right in front of the terminal building. You will be dropped in front of Centraal Station in Amsterdam. Journey time is just under three hours, longer in the rush. Buses are not as frequent as trains.

From Eindhoven to Amsterdam
Monday and Wedsnesday: 9.30 – 13.00
Tuesday: 9.30 – 13.00 -14.30
Thursday: 9.30 – 13.00 – 14.30 – 18.00
Friday: 9.30 – 13.00 – 14.30 – 18.00 – 20.00
Saturday: 9.30 – 13.00 – 15.30
Sunday: no buses

From Amsterdam to Eindhoven
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 5.00 – 8.15 – 12.15 – 15.15
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 5.00 – 9.00 – 12.15 – 15.15
Sunday: 7.15 – 10.15 – 12.15

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  • Katrina Verweel says:

    I took a flight from Rome to Eindhoven using Ryanair because I had to get to Schiphol Airport, and it was not as cheap as I was hoping it to be! However, when I arrived in Eindhoven, I found it quite easy using the Train to get to the airport and it took much less time than I thought it would.

  • Marianne says:

    Rome is a popular destination and Ryanair’s pricing policy shows this.

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