Getting to Almere
There are several ways to get from Amsterdam to Almere.
Getting from Amsterdam Centraal to Almere Centrum
|Intercity Train||6 euro||20 minutes||6am – 1:30am|
|Sprinter Train||6 euro||31 minutes||6am – 1:30am|
|Bus||5 euro||90 minutes||24 hours|
|Taxi||60 euro||30-60 minutes||24 hours|
|Rental Car||no tolls||30-60 minutes||24 hours|
|Bicycle||free||25km 1-2 hours||Daylight Recommended|
Getting from Schiphol Airport to Almere Centrum
|Intercity Train||8 euro||27 minutes||6am – 1:30am|
|Sprinter Train||8 euro||43 minutes||6am – 1:30am|
|Bus||6 euro||90 minutes||24 hours|
|Taxi||80 euro||60 minutes||24 hours|
|Rental Car||no tolls||60 minutes||24 hours|
|Bicycle||free||40km 2-3 hours||Daylight Recommended|
Rental car rates are much cheaper in Almere than in Amsterdam. For Amsterdam car rentals try Sixt, Hertz, Avis. In Almere use Sixt or Autorandaam.
Schiphol driving is A10 to Amsterdam – A1 to Almere – A6 to Almere
Amsterdam driving is A10 to Almere – A6 to Almere
Sprinter and Intercity trains cost the same, but intercity trains are faster and stop less.
If you need to stop in a suburb of Amsterdam or Almere use a Sprinter train. If going center to center, use an Intercity train.
Buses take almost 3x as long for a savings of 1 euro. Do yourself a favor, buy the Amsterdam Almere Region Travel Pass and take the train. It is cheaper and faster.