Public Transport

Tram op de grachten van Amsterdam

Travelling within Amsterdam by public transport is straightforward, fast and convenient. Amsterdam Central Station is the primary public transport hub of Amsterdam. The extensive network is operated by GVB and connects the city's neighbourhoods by tram, metro, bus and ferry.

Route planner

When travelling by public transport in Amsterdam, we recommend to use the webiste. The route planner of always offers the most up-to-date departure times and routes. Futhermore the online route planner also provides correct information about prices, total travel time, connection points, transfer times, etc.

Centraal Station Amsterdam

Amsterdam public transport discount & day passes for visitors

Depending on your travel plans and the duration of your stay, there are a number of different Amsterdam public transport passes that are especially valuable for visitors:

We advise to buy your tickets in advance online.

Trein in stationshal van het Centraal Station Amsterdam

Public transport tickets

In Amsterdam and throughout the Netherlands, residents use the National public transport chip card (named: OV-chipkaart) for traveling on trams, buses, metros and trains. It is also possible for visitors to purchase an OV-chipkaart, but we advise not to do that. We recommend tourists to use one of the above mentioned cards. These are generally easier to buy, and moreover usually cheaper.

NS Kaartautomaat

Facts and figures

Percentage of people who cycle daily
Tram lines
Tram rail
213 km
Busiest tram line
5 (37.000 gebruikers per dag)
Metro lines
Metro rail
81,2 km
Public parking spaces in city center
Electric vehicle charging points