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Car Rental Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Renting a car at Schiphol airport is easy. We compare the prices of the available car rental companies at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. We work with a multitude of suppliers, so you can assure cheap car rental Schiphol. Whether you are looking for a small economy class rental car or a larger family van or SUV, we've got your back at Car Rental Schiphol. Aside from the Amsterdam airport location, we have availability in the city of Amsterdam as well.

Car rental offers Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable car for the lowest price. Below are a few examples from our selection in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
Station wagon
Passenger van
Convertible
SUV
Electric

Rental car options at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Europcar

    8.5 (7171)
    From € 22 / day
  • Alamo

    8.4 (7778)
    From € 22 / day
  • Hertz

    8.4 (6042)
    From € 23 / day
  • Budget

    8.3 (8849)
    From € 22 / day
  • Thrifty

    8.2 (4742)
    From € 25 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.2 (378)
    No rates available
  • Avis

    8.1 (5258)
    From € 22 / day
  • Sixt

    7.9 (2824)
    From € 20 / day
  • Flizzr

    7.9 (265)
    From € 20 / day
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.8 (3760)
    No rates available
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.7 (2916)
    From € 21 / day
  • Your Rent

    7.7 (49)
    No rates available
  • Enterprise

    7.6 (1687)
    From € 24 / day
  • Green Motion

    7.6 (1692)
    From € 25 / day
  • Goldcar

    7.4 (4998)
    No rates available
  • addCarRental

    7.3 (92)
    No rates available
  • Advantage Rent a Car

    5.7 (1)
    No rates available
  • CITROEN

    No reviews
    No rates available

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport frequently asked questions

The most frequently asked questions for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport are shown below. If you can't find an answer to your question, check the faq page.

Is Car Rental Schiphol the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs. Can I rent a car at Schiphol without a credit card? No, you need a credit card to rent a car. A credit card is necessary to pay the deposit. The credit card must be in the name of the main driver. Can I rent a car at Schiphol 'without excess'? Yes, it is possible to rent a car with no excess at Schiphol Airport. You could also opt for a hire car with 'excess coverage'. In this case, you do pay a deposit, but it will be reimbursed afterward in case of damage or theft. This is usually a lot cheaper. How old do I need to be to rent a car at Schiphol? To rent a car at Schiphol Airport, you must be at least 18 years old. You must have had your driver's license for at least 1 years. Drivers younger than 24 may have to pay a surcharge at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. This surcharge ranges from to per day. At AutoHuren, you will receive an automatic notification if age surcharges apply. What is the most economical rental company at Schiphol? Rental car rates change constantly, so do a search to see the current rates. But generally, you can rent a car cheapest from these rental companies:

  • Sixt,
    From € 20 /day
  • Flizzr,
    From € 20 /day
  • Keddy By Europcar,
    From € 21 /day

But don't select a rental car based on price alone. Make a balanced choice between price and quality. Therefore, be sure to read rental company reviews on our site. Less well-reviewed rental companies may have long waiting times or provide poorer service.
What is the best rental company at Schiphol Airport? Europcar is the top rated rental company at Schiphol Airport. 7171 customers have given an average rating of 8.5. The second-highest rated rental company is Alamo. 7778 customers gave an average rating of 8.4. The third-highest rated rental company is Alamo. 6042 customers gave an average rating of 8.4. Can I rent a convertible at Schiphol Airport? Yes, you can rent a convertible at Schiphol Airport. Recent searches yielded prices for the following convertibles:

  • BMW 4-Series by Sixt,
    From € 84 /day

Do a search for your date and filter by convertibles to see all offers.
Can I rent a passenger van at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport? Yes, there are passenger vans available for hire at Schiphol Airport. There are vans for 8 to 9 people available. Can I rent an electric car at Schiphol? Yes, there are electric rental cars available at Schiphol Airport. Recent offers for electric car(s) we have seen:

  • Kia e-Niro by Hertz,
    From € 34 /day

Do a search for your time period and filter by electric cars to see all offers. In addition to electric cars, hybrid cars are available. These include:

  • Toyota Corolla by Hertz,
    From € 23 /day
What does it cost to hire a car at Schiphol? The prices of rental cars vary frequently. During the high season, prices are often much higher than during the low season. Would you like to see the latest prices for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport? Perform a search for your vacation dates. To give you an indication, we have seen the following rental cars and prices per day recently:

Mini Kia Picanto or similar
From € 20 /day
Economy Citroen C3 or similar
From € 21 /day
Compact Volkswagen Polo or similar
From € 21 /day
Intermediate Nissan Qashqai or similar
From € 26 /day
Standard Kia Sportage or similar
From € 30 /day
Full-size BMW X1 or similar
From € 33 /day
Luxury Mercedes-Benz E-Class or similar
From € 42 /day
Station wagon Toyota Corolla or similar
From € 23 /day
SUV Nissan Qashqai or similar
From € 26 /day
MPV Peugeot 5008 or similar
From € 42 /day
Passenger van Fiat Talento or similar
From € 60 /day
Convertible BMW 4-Series or similar
From € 84 /day
Which rental companies are there at Schiphol? Are accessories such as child seats available? Most rental companies at Schiphol Airport offer accessories such as child seats, baby seats and navigation systems. See the overview below for an indication of the rates.

Navigation system
From € 11 /day
Booster seat
From € 5 /day
Car seat
From € 9 /day
Baby seat
From € 9 /day
Snow tires
From € 18 /day
Snow chains
From € 15 /day
Ski rack
From € 15 /day
Additional driver
From € 7 /day

The above rates are indicative. You can add any extra accessories you would like when you make your reservation. Accessories must be paid for when you pick up the car.
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Car Rental at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Schiphol Airport in brief

The Netherlands' largest airport is situated about 15 kilometers (9 miles) to the southwest of Amsterdam. It's one of the busiest airports in Europe, seeing around 72 million passengers in 2019.

Schiphol Airport was built in 1916 as a military airport on a reclaimed piece of land. The airport is therefore actually located at the bottom of the former Haarlemmermeer (Haarlem's lake), about four meters (13 feet) beneath sea level. After WWI, KLM was the first airline to transport passengers.

Information about Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Check the monitors for current departure times or go to the Schiphol Airport website or use the app to find current information about your flight.

There are clear yellow and black signs displayed throughout the airport to help guide you to the right gate. The blue signs direct you to the airport's stores and restaurants.

Need help?

Schiphol has free Wi-Fi. You can use Whats­app, Messenger or chat to get answers to your questions using the app or the airport's website. For less technologically inclined passengers, there are special information telephones throughout the airport. There is a tourist office (VVV) for hotel reservations and tourist information in arrival hall 2.

Have a connecting flight?

Then follow the signs to your airline's transfer desk for all matters relating to your connection. The transfer desks after passing through security are located at D Pier, GH Hall, Holland Boulevard and Lounge 1.

Looking for a hotel?

You can spend the night at or very near the airport. There are also various hotel accommodations after the security check. These hotels are open 24/7. You can check in to any of these facilities on the day your flight departs with your ticket and ID.

Car rental at Schiphol

A rental car allows you to go wherever you want. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport offers a wide range of car rental options. The rental desks for Avis, Budget, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are located at Schiphol Plaza. These are all companies that have competitive prices and good cars. Nevertheless, there are a few small differences between them: for example, the wait times at Sixt and Goldcar are longer than at Hertz. To make sure you get the right rental car to discover the low countries, consider reserving a car with one of these rental companies prior to your trip.

Just follow the "Car Rental" signs in the arrival hall. An employee of the rental company will tell you where you can pick up your rental car.

Tips for car rental at Schiphol

Always read the car rental contract carefully. Also check to see if there is any damage to the car, and if so, take pictures before you leave the lot. Did you find a dent or other damage to the rental car? Then tell the rental company and have them document this so that you don't have any nasty surprises later.

To rent a car in the Netherlands, most rental companies require you to be at least 21 years of age and have had your driver's license for at least one year. But this differs depending on the rental company. You may have to obtain an international driver's license if you travel to the Netherlands from outside the EU. EU citizens can simply use their own driver's license. Inquire with your car rental company about their rules. You will almost always need a credit card (in the name of the driver). A credit card is required for the security deposit, deductible, damage or traffic fines.

Tips for your visit to the Netherlands


Amsterdam is popular among tourists. The city features exceptional museums, beautiful architecture, an impressive canal district and bustling nightlife. But Amsterdam's surroundings are also lovely. Not far from the city you can visit one of the Netherlands' most famous castles, Muiderslot - nowadays also known as Amsterdam Muiderslot Amsterdam Castle. If you want to see truly Dutch scenery, then the windmills at Zaanse Schans are a must, as are the tulip fields in and near Keukenhof.

A big advantage in the Netherlands is that distances are short. It only takes a few hours to crisscross the entire country. In a mere hour and a half you can drive to the province of Friesland, which boasts many UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the splendid nature of the Wadden Sea or the gigantic (oldest, still operational) Wouda steam pumping station.

Returning your rental car 


After your vacation, simply return your rental car at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Take the Schiphol exit from the A4 freeway and follow the "Car Rental Return" signs. Don't forget to fill up on gas before returning the car.

Directions to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

To/from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by car


Schiphol can be reached by car from freeways A4 and A9. From the airport, it takes 26 minutes to reach the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum - if there's no traffic jam, of course. Take the A4 freeway to the city center.

Schiphol Airport has various parking options, both short-term and long-term. For P1 (Short-Term Parking), take Ceintuurbaan Zuid, 1118 CX, Schiphol.

To/from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with public transportation

The airport has an excellent train connection with Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. The train station is directly connected to the main hall of the airport/Schiphol Plaza. In the Netherlands you use a public transport chip card to take public transportation. You can use this card in the train, bus, streetcar (tram) and subway.

There are also taxis and buses available in the arrival halls to take you to your destination.

Dutch traffic rules

The roads are very organized and orderly in the Netherlands. You drive on the right side of the road here. You do need to watch out for the many cyclists when driving in the city. Bicycles usually have the right of way in the Netherlands, and there are many special bike lanes. In the city center it's best to park your rental car and go sightseeing on foot or by bicycle.

You may only use the cell phone in hands-free mode when driving.

The Netherlands is not a country for racing. In the cities, speeds are limited to 30 - 50 km/h. During most of the day, highway speeds are limited to 100 km/h, in the evenings (19.00 – 06.00 uur) the maximum speeds are increased to 130 km/h.

What is there to do at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport?

Do you have a long layover?

There are plenty of spots where you can buy a fun souvenir, from a Dutch Miffy doll to tulip bulbs to a nice pair of sunglasses. There's also plenty of variety to choose from if you want to grab a bite to eat or a drink. Feel like some old-fashioned Dutch pancakes, or perhaps something more exotic?

The Panorama Terrace features a real KLM Cityhopper Fokker 100 airplane whose interior you can check out. But you can also do some airplane spotting or enjoy the lovely view of the airport.

Children can conduct fun scientific experiments at Holland Boulevard. In addition to a NEMO Science Museum annex, there is also a Rijksmuseum Amsterdam pavilion where you can have a last look at the 19th century Dutch masters. There is also a library with comfortable chairs if you feel like relaxing with a book.

Traveling with a baby

There are baby-changing stations throughout the airport. There is also a true Baby Care Lounge for intercontinental passengers with plenty of room for you and your baby to unwind and relax.

The (free) Baby Care Lounge is located at Holland Boulevard, between Lounge 2 and Lounge 3.

Disabled travelers


Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is fully equipped to help travelers with disabilities have the most pleasant journey possible: automatic revolving doors, elevators, handicapped toilets and wheelchairs (upon request). If you have special needs, you should let the airline know in advance.

Safely storing your luggage

Need to wait for your flight? You can store your luggage for a maximum of seven days in the basement between arrival halls 1 and 2. There are also lots of small lockers for your carry-on baggage throughout the airport. Seal & Go offers you the option of safely wrapping your luggage in plastic.

Weather in Amsterdam

The Netherlands has a temperate maritime climate with frequently mild winters and mild summers. It rains during every season.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport airport code

The two airport codes used to indicate Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the aviation industry are AMS (IATA airport code) and EHAM (ICAO airport code).