Public transport in Amsterdam

Public transport in Amsterdam

Although Amsterdam is a very compact city and ideal to discover by foot, it is always a good idea to find out about its public transport system.

The transportation system in Amsterdam is used over one million times per day, which is surprising when you compare it to the number of people living in Amsterdam: 820,000 (most of which own a bicycle).

The city is so condensed, and parking is so expensive that it is unusual for residents to move around the Old Town by car. For this reason, Amsterdam has developed a modern and efficient public transport system.  

The bus, tram or metro systems are a good option if it rains or if you want to visit the outskirts or are staying far from the historic center.

Public transport fares

One of the best ways to save money in Amsterdam is to read about the various tickets and travel cards.  

How much does a single ticket cost? Is there a daily travel card? Is it better to buy a one journey or a travel card for several days? Check out the various options here:

Getting a travel card for your stay in Amsterdam is a good idea, but you might also want to check out the city’s official tourist passes like I amsterdam City Card, which includes free entry to numerous top attractions and museums, as well as unlimited journeys on the city's transport system during a specific time.