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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the main airport in the Netherlands and one of the busiest in Europe, operating with a large number of airlines and with worldwide flights. Schiphol airport has effectively one terminal grouped by different piers. The terminal is divided into Schengen and non-Schengen sections as the Netherlands is part of the Schengen European area, an open border agreement. The Schengen zone of the airport is ‘within’ the Netherlands. You need to pass through a passport (border) control if travelling to/from outside the Schengen zone (this includes destinations in the UK, Ireland, US, Asia, Africa). Thus the non-Schengen zone is technically outside of the Netherlands. Many nationalities need an applicable Schengen visa to enter into the Netherlands.
Queues at Schiphol immigration are normally reasonable and you should only have to wait 5-10 minutes at the most. There are e-passport gates for EU citizens.
There is a train station directly under Schiphol Airport. It takes an average of 1h 20m to travel from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Eindhoven by train, over a distance of around 67 miles (108 km). There are normally 75 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Eindhoven. Trains are available on hourly basis. The estimated ticket price starts from 23.20 Euros. Tickets can be purchased online or from the ticket machine. For information on tickets, please visit the Dutch Railways (NS) website.
There is a direct train departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Eindhoven Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 25m. Tickets can be purchased: at the station, on board, or online. Estimated ticket price is 15 Euros.
COVID-19 help in Netherlands
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