In order to significantly reduce fuel consumption during the taxi process at Schiphol and the associated CO2, nitrogen and (ultra) particulate matter emissions, the aviation sector has presented a roadmap to Barbara Visser, outgoing Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management. . With this step-by-step plan, sustainable taxiing 2030 will become the standard procedure throughout Schiphol. The first step in this is two tow vehicles that will be taken into use at Schiphol in mid 2022 for a follow-up test. If successful, this pilot phase will then transition into a standard process in which the aircraft can taxi sustainably to and from the Polderbaan.

During sustainable taxiing, aircraft are transported to and from the take-off. – and runway brought by a special tow vehicle and aircraft engines for the most part are left out. This new taxi process requires major changes to infrastructure, processes and technology. Many of the necessary adjustments are new to aviation and Schiphol is also the first airport in the world to introduce sustainable taxiing on a large scale. The roadmap offers a step-by-step plan to implement these adjustments in time based on the currently available knowledge.

Schiphol has developed the roadmap together with Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL), KLM, Transavia, Corendon Dutch Airlines and ground handlers dnata and KLM Ground Services. Sustainable taxiing is part of the Smart and Sustainable sector plan and of the Sustainable Aviation Agreement, which has been signed by the sector and the ministry. It is also one of the ambitions in the Aviation Memorandum of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

Public Transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Getting to Amsterdam airport and leaving it is easy with the main railway station being positioned underneath the travelers terminal complex. From here trains connect to other cities in the Netherlands, such as Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Enschede, and The Hague for example.

Via the international high-speed train connection called Thalys passengers can travel to international destinations such as Brussels or Antwerp in Belgium and Paris in France. An intercity train connects Amsterdam also with Berlin in Germany, with services running every 2 hours.

The fastest and best way to get from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam is by BSome travelers prefer to bypass all public transport hassles by pre-booking a private transfer. The driver will pick you up at a pre-arranged spot inside the airport. You can meet either at the Meeting Point in the main hall (near the Burger King), or where you exit the baggage claim area.

Make sure the driver knows your flight number so that he or she can take delays or terminal changes into account.

You’ll find plenty of private taxis for hire in the taxi line just outside the main entrance to the arrivals and train station level at Schiphol Airport. Be sure to choose a taxi from this line and not from individuals walking around soliciting their services. Note that taxis run on a strict meter basis and there is no set flat airport rate.


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