DIRECTIONS - PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main aviation terminal 15 km from the city centre and just a 9 minute ride by train to Amsterdam RAI station. Trains depart at least 5 times an hour.
NS-station Amsterdam RAI is 300 meters from the RAI and has regular connections to all parts of the Netherlands. You can find the train schedule at the NS website.
By Metro, Tram & Bus
If you arrive in Amsterdam by train, these are your options to get to the RAI.
Travelling from Amsterdam Central Station (CS)
Metro: number 52 (direction Station Zuid)
Travelling time: 8 minutes
Exit: Metrostation Europaplein, RAI
Walk: 1 minute to Rai entrance G or E
Travelling from Amstel station:
Metro: number 51(direction Isolatorweg)
Travelling time: 5 minutes
Exit: Metrostation Station RAI
Walk: 7 minutes to Rai entrance G or E
Bus: number 62 (direction station lelylaan)
Travelling time: 7 minutes
Exit: Busstop RAI Europaplein
Walk: 2 minutes to Rai entrance G or E
From Amsterdam Sloterdijk station:
Metro: number 50 (direction Gein) and 51 (direction Central Station)
Travelling time: 14 minutes
Exit: Metrostation Station RAI, Amsterdam
Walk: 7 minutes to Rai entrance G or E
Travelling from other spots in Amsterdam:
You can use the website 9292.nl for accurate schedule of the public transport in the Netherlands.
Public transport in Amsterdam
The OV-chipcard is the means of payment for the public transport system in The Netherlands.
If you are not a regular user of public transport in the Netherlands,: the disposable card is a practical choice. After usage, the card cannot be reloaded and can be thrown away. The disposable card can be purchased per journey or combination journey, for example; 5 same-day return journeys or an OV day card. It can be bought at the (bus) station.
You can also buy public transport tickets for Amsterdam upfront at Public Transport Holland Shop.
DIRECTIONS - CAR/MOTOR
The RAI is situated alongside the Amsterdam’s A10 orbital motorway (exit S109) and has its own underground car parks. Numerous signboards indicate repeatedly to the RAI. You have to navigate to: Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. View the travel directions to Amsterdam RAI here.
Approaching the RAI you can follow the signs of parking P7, this underground carpark is most closedby the entrance G and E. You can buy a ticket online for € 21,- per day (normal day rate € 24,-). The license plate of your car will be read automatically by a camera as you enter and exit the garage. You will not receive an exit pass, when entering and exiting the garage, your license plate will be read by the camera and the barrier will open automatically.
When not paying upfront you will receive an exit pass. You can pay the parking fee related to that license plate at the payment terminal inside the RAI before leaving the garage.
Motor cycles park for free in the parking zones for motor cycles next to the bicycle stands. outside of the parking garage.
Parking for people with disabilities
People with an official European parking card for the disabled (GPK) can use these special parking spaces (follow P7), which are located close to the exit of the building. It is not possible to book a parking space for people with disabilities. The RAI has several of these spaces. Should they be occupied, a parking attendant will help you find the best possible spot. People with disabilities pay the normal RAI parking rate.
Bike Cycling is very popular in the Netherlands! Most paths are completely segregated from motorised traffic. Amsterdam's many bicycle lanes make it perfect to get around by bike but at some parts the bicycle lanes are part of the normal road, be aware if you're not used to riding a bike, Amsterdam's traffic is very busy. You can easily rent a bike to explore the city for example at the Central Station and the RAI is a Hello-Bike parking spot where you can get your bycicle. More information about Hello-Bike rental.
There are bicycle stands near every entrance around the RAI. There are no charging points for electric bikes or scooters.