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Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

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Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

What would be best, do you reckon? Taking Bus 197 from Schiphol to Leidseplein, or taking a train and then a tram to Leidseplein?

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1. Re: Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

Bus 197.

Johannesburg, South...
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2. Re: Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

Hehe, but that's not what I want to hear. AFAIK, the Connexion buses are not included in the transport pass that comes with the iAmsterdam City Card.

Amsterdam, The...
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3. Re: Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

What do you mean that's not what you want to hear? Were you hoping for teletransportation?

Johannesburg, South...
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4. Re: Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

Yes! Don't you have those "The Fly"-esque teleportation pods in Amsterdam yet?

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5. Re: Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

The good news is that the 197 is relatively inexpensive.

And if the flight is as long as I think it may be for you the convince of a door to door will be well worth the few euros extra.

Johannesburg, South...
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6. Re: Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

How much does bus 197 cost one way? Is it 2,88 Euro? It states that amount on 9292.nl, but it says "with OV-chipkaart". Is it different if you don't have an OV-kaart?

Amsterdam, The...
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7. Re: Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

No sorry, we're a bit behind when it comes to those pods... Travel old skool style!

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8. Re: Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

The iAmsterdam card does not include the train to Amsterdam Centraal. The cost for the bus is €4 without a chip card.

Johannesburg, South...
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9. Re: Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

But it does keep Amsterdam free from huge mutated Jeff Goldblum fly hybrids, at least.

Connexxion's website says 4 Euro for bus 197 and 9292 says 2.88. Which one is correct?

connexxion.nl/nieuws/…2872

Johannesburg, South...
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10. Re: Bus 197 or train & tram from Schiphol to Leidseplein?

Thanks, Balou1999. I notice for the first time now that the train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Centraal is NS and not GVB.

Then the choice is easy - Bus 197 for certain.