Jun042017

Amsterdam to Eindhoven Airport bus travel for cheap flights around Europe

Eindhoven Airport EIN is the primary airport in the Netherlands for cheap low cost carrier flights around Europe with Ryanair, Transavia and Wizz Airlines. Eindhoven is 100 km from Amsterdam.

AirExpress Bus is the easiest way to travel 100 km between Amsterdam city and Eindhoven Airport on a 1hr 45 min bus trip. The 22.50 EUR ticket price is comparable to buying a train ticket to Eindhoven and a local bus ticket to the airport. TerraVision also operates airport bus transfer shuttles in UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Iceland, Dublin, Prague and  Warsaw.

EIN-AMS bus 22.50 EUR

In February 2017, I traveled from Amsterdam to Eindhoven EIN on a dedicated point to point bus journey from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Eindhoven Airport for 22.50 EUR.

The most confusing part of the trip was figuring out if I was in the right place outside Amsterdam Centraal for the bus stop. I forgot to print out a map.

AMS-EIN Airport Express bus stop

Bus stop is located in front of Gray Line Canal Cruises ticket office about 200 meters from Centraal Station.

AMS canal cruises

A small pullout on the street in front of the Gray Line Canal Cruises ticket office is the bus stop. I did not see any signs for AirExpress Bus on the street.

AMS bus stop EIN

Standing at the bus stop for 15 minutes gave me time to photograph the area. A few other people arrived with luggage during that time giving a sense of assurance I was standing int he correct place.

AMS Artotel

Club Carlson hotels Park Plaza Victoria and Amsterdam Art’otel are across the streets toward city center. Amsterdam Centraal Station is about 150-200 meters away. This is a very busy intersection of Amsterdam with cars, buses and trams. The location around Centraal Station has never appealed to me for a hotel stay.

AMS Centraal station

The bus arrived and I failed to take a photo in Amsterdam. I snapped a photo of the bus exterior at Eindhoven Airport.

AMS-EIN bus

The drive to Eindhoven was on a freeway across flat polder farm and grazing land for the most part with a few small villages and modern business complexes alongside the road.

Polder land

Polders are land in the Netherlands reclaimed with dykes and canals.

AMS-EIN village

This seems to be most of the land type outside Amsterdam until traveling some way inland in the country.

AMS-EIN business park

The bus pulled into Eindhoven Airport.

AMS-EIN bus (2)

I walked into the terminal at 11:05am for my 9:30am departure from Amsterdam. We arrived 10 minutes earlier than scheduled.

Eindhoven Airport

EIN Airport 1

Five hours later I was at the airport in Sofia, Bulgaria getting off a RyanAir flight I paid $50.62 for a one way ticket with 15kg checked bag.

Ryanair

San Francisco SFO – London – Amsterdam – Sofia, Bulgaria – Gdansk, Poland – Stockholm, Sweden – Oakland OAK

  1. Kensington, London touring Pubs and Thrift Stores
  2. My Square Foot–Holiday Inn London Kensington unkingly quiet
  3. Amsterdam Winds and Windows
  4. Park Plaza Amsterdam Vondelpark 66 stairs to room 36
  5. First impressions of Sofia, Bulgaria
  6. Free Sofia Tour Walk Winter Night
  7. Rocking out in Sofia
  8. Best Western Bonum Gdansk, Poland $39 suite
  9. Trip Report Aegean Airlines Gold elite status progress
  10. Cool Gdansk, Poland is hot tourism destination
  11. Flygbussarna connections to Stockholm’s four airports
  12. IHG Accelerate 2017 Achieved 44,323 points on 2 stays for $317
  13. Club Carlson 70,000 points earned, $470 hotel spent on 8 nights
  14. My London flight plan cranks up wife’s stress level to 11 after she misses flight
  15. Trip Report Stockholm NYO to Clarion Hotel Sign to Arlanda ARN
  16. My Aegean Miles+Bonus Blue Card arrived

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. Useful post I’ve never taken any airlines like Ryan air but this is a useful example of how to do it. Recommend going back to Bulgaria, the monasteries are amazing!

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