The Keukenhof Express bus is the easiest way to travel to Keukenhof gardens and the tulip fields in Holland. There are various Keukenhof bus lines available from cities such as Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Haarlem, Leiden, Hoofddorp and Noordwijk Beach. Read all about the Keukenhof bus and plan your trip.
Keukenhof buses to the tulips
The Keukenhof Express bus makes traveling to Keukenhof very easy and economical. From different cities in Holland you can take the Express bus to travel quickly to Keukenhof and the tulip fields. The Bus leaves from four cities and during tulip season two normal bus lines are available with a combi-ticket.
Which bus line should i take?
Depending on your departure location you can choose an Express bus line. From Amsterdam City Center you can choose to travel from Amsterdam RAI Station or Hoofddorp Central Station.
|Express Bus |
|Amsterdam RAI Station||Bus 852|
|Amsterdam Schiphol Airport||Bus 858|
|Hoofddorp Central Station||Bus 859|
|Leiden Central Station||Bus 854|
|Normal Bus |
(more bus stops)
|Haarlem Central Station||Bus 50|
|Katwijk/Noordwijk Beach||Bus 90|
Bus schedule timetable
The Keukenhof bus will ride from 20 March till 9 May 2021. Below you can see the timetable and travel time for each bus line.
|Keukenhof Express Bus |
|Amsterdam RAI Station|
|8 times an hour|
8.35 am first bus to Keukenhof
6.53 pm last bus to Amsterdam
|Amsterdam Schiphol Airport |
|8 times an hour|
7.57 am first bus to Keukenhof
7.54 pm last bus to Amsterdam
|8 times an hour|
8.31 am first bus to Keukenhof
6.27 pm last bus to Amsterdam
|Leiden Central Station|
|6 times an hour|
8.03 am first bus to Keukenhof
7.50 pm last bus to Amsterdam
|Normal Bus |
(more bus stops)
|40 / 50 minutes|
+ 5 minutes walk
|30 / 60 minutes|
Price Keukenhof bus ticket 2021
The Express Bus is a cost efficient travel option which will save you money and time. You can enjoy the tulips in Holland even more! You can choose to buy a single ticket on the bus or buy a special combi ticket including a return ticket and a Skip the line ticket for Keukenhof.
Combi tickets & Tulip Festival Card
With a combi bustickets you will get a discount on your Keukenhof and bus tickets. Below you will find the prices for a return ticket with Keukenhof bus including your Skip the Line Keukenhof ticket. The price for the combi ticket depends on the location from which you travel. Below you can see the different locations from where traveling with the combi ticket is possible.
Combi tickets can not be purchased in the bus. You can only buy a single ticket on the bus and you can’t pay in cash.
You can also choose for the Tulip Festival Card. This will give you access to Bus 852 (Amsterdam), 858 (Airport), 859 (Hoofddorp) or 50 (Haarlem). (Bus 854 and 90 are NOT included)
FAQ about Keukenhof Express Bus
Although traveling with the Keukenhof Express bus is very easy, we still get a lot of questions about these bus lines. Below we answer the most common questions.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Keukenhof
You can take the Keukenhof bus 858. It will take you straight to the main entrance of Keukenhof Gardens. You can find bus 858 at the bus stop outside Arrivals hall 4. (next to Starbucks). Just follow the signs from Schiphol Plaza and you can’t miss it. On busy days busses will depart every 5 minutes. See prices, schedule and information for bus 858
Amsterdam RAI Station to Keukenhof
From metro stop Europaplein (RAI) Amsterdam you travel directly to the Keukenhof Express (bus 852). This bus runs 8 times per hour and drops you in about 35 minutes at the main entrance of Keukenhof. See prices, schedule and information for bus 852
Amsterdam to Keukenhof (Leidseplein, Rijksmuseum, Museumplein)
The combi ticket is also valid on the Airport Express Bus (bus 397), this is operated by the Connexxion bus company. You will find bus stops at several locations including the Leidseplein, the Rijksmuseum and the Museumplein in Amsterdam centre. At Station Hoofddorp you transfer over to the Keukenhof Express bus 859. Check out more info about the Airport Express Bus 397.
Leiden to Keukenhof
Keukenhof bus 854 from Leiden Central Station departs from the bus station on the town centre side of the NS-station. See prices, schedule and information for bus 854
Haarlem to Keukenhof
Bus 50 from Haarlem station departs from the bus station located on the town centre side. You alight at the Nachtegaal Hotel in Lisse. Main entrance to Keukenhof is only 5 minutes walk. See timetable for bus 50
Hoofddorp to Keukenhof
The Keukenhof Express bus line 859 runs up to 8 times per hour and takes you to the main entrance of Keukenhof in about 15 minutes without stopovers. The bus leaves from the bus platform. See prices, schedule and information for bus 859
Katwijk, Noordwijk to Keukenhof
Bus 90 of Arriva runs to 2 per hour. You get off at the Keukenhofdreef stop in Lisse. The main entrance is only a 5 minute walk. The walking route is indicated. Bus 90 of Arriva makes several stops.
The travel time of the Keukenhof Gardens depends of your starting point. Below the expected travel times per location. Take into account that the travel time on busy days can be longer.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Keukenhof (bus 858) – 30 minutes
Amsterdam RAI Station (bus 852) – 35 minutes
Amsterdam to Keukenhof (bus 397 and 859) – 55 – 60 minutes
Hoofddorp Station (bus (859) – 15 minutes
Leiden to Keukenhof (bus 854) – 25 minutes
Haarlem to Keukenhof (bus 50) – 40 minutes
From 2020 you have two options for traveling to Keukenhof with the Keukenhof express from Amsterdam. The best option is depending from your location in Amsterdam. Check out our article about the Keukenhof bus from Amsterdam to the Gardens.
No, the GVB ticket and the I Amsterdam City Card are not valid for the bus. When you buy a Tulip Festival Card you can travel with bus 852 (Amsterdam RAI), bus 858 (Schiphol Airport) and bus 859 (Hoofddorp)
Yes, you can travel with a wheelchair.
yes, there are many ways to travel to Keukenhof Gardens. Check out our article about traveling to Keukenhof Gardens for more options.
No, the Keukenhof bus is a regular line bus, not a tourist coach. Which means the bus will leave as soon as it takes you to Keukenhof. You can store your luggage at the main entrance of Keukenhof Gardens.
Yes, small dogs are allowed in the Keukenhof Express. The dog is supposed to be on a leash and may not occupy a seat. Small dogs can travel in the bus for free.
A wheelchair is allowed in the bus. There is a special space in the central part of the bus enough for 2 wheelchairs.
However mobility scooters are not allowed.
Are you planning to visit the best (flower) activities in Holland? Make sure to check out the most populair activities:
- Everything you want to know about Keukenhof Gardens
- Check out our information about the Flower Parade in Holland
- Our top sightseeing tours for exploring the flower fields
- Check out our hotel tips for visiting Keukenhof and the tulip fields
- Stay informed about the blooming of the flowers in Holland with our free Flower Forecast
- Want to experience the real thing? Visit a tulip farm in Holland
- See the best flower events during your visit to Holland? Check it out in our events calendar
- Visit the unique flower experience center all year round
- This flower attractions are open all year
- Our tips for the most populair tours in Amsterdam during your stay in Holland
- Get the most out of your visit with our tips for visiting Amsterdam
- Read more about the Tulip Festival Card