The Keukenhof Shuttle 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, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Haarlem and Leiden. 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 shuttle bus to travel quickly to Keukenhof and the tulip fields. The bus leaves from four cities and during tulip season two normal bus lines.
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 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
|Express Bus |
|Amsterdam RAI Station||Bus 852||Buy tickets|
|Amsterdam Schiphol Airport||Bus 858||Buy tickets|
|Haarlem Central Station||Bus 850||Buy tickets|
|Leiden Central Station||Bus 854||Buy tickets|
(more bus stops)
|Haarlem Central Station||Bus 50||Buy tickets|
Keukenhof Bus schedule timetable
The Keukenhof bus will ride from 23 March till 14 May 2023. Below you can see the timetable and travel time for each bus line.
|Keukenhof Express Bus|
|Amsterdam RAI Station|
|6 times an hour||35 minutes|
|Amsterdam Schiphol Airport |
|6 times an hour||30 minutes|
|2 times an hour|
and public holidays
|Leiden Central Station|
|4 times an hour||25 minutes|
(more bus stops)
|4 times an hour||40 / 50 minutes|
+ 5 minutes walk
Price combi Keukenhof bus + entrance ticket 2023
The Keukenhof bus is the easiest and fastest way to travel to Keukenhof and the tulip fields from major cities. Buses run directly to the tulips from Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Schiphol, Haarlem and Leiden several times an hour. The price for the Keukenhof bus includes an entrance ticket to Keukenhof Gardens. Thus, Keukenhof travel is not only very easy but also inexpensive.
In 2023 it is mandatory to choose a time slot for the Keukenhof bus. This is the time at which you want to board the bus at the departure location. If you buy a combined ticket, you do not have to choose a time slot to enter Keukenhof. You may choose when you want to travel back. So it is not necessary to choose a time slot for your return journey. This way you can enjoy the tulips as long as you want. NOTE: there is a maximum capacity per bus, so book your tickets in time!
Want to travel more by public transport? Then the Tulip Festival Card is an economical choice. Here, you buy a Keukenhof ticket including free travel (1, 2 or 3 days) in the Amsterdam region (bus, train, metro, tram and ferry). Besides traveling within Amsterdam, this ticket also allows you to easily travel to Keukenhof (bus 858, 852, 850 and 50) and its tulip fields, windmill village De Zaanse Schans, Zandvoort Beach, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and many other great destinations in and around Amsterdam. More information about the Tulip Festival Card.
|Combi Bus + Entrance Keukenhof Gardens|
|Amsterdam RAI Station | Bus 852||€ 36.00||Buy tickets|
|Amsterdam Schiphol Airport | Bus 858||€ 31.00||Buy tickets|
|Haarlem Central Station | Bus 850||€ 31.00||Buy tickets|
|Leiden Central Station | Bus 854||€ 31.00||Buy tickets|
|Combi Bus + Entrance Keukenhof Gardens|
(more bus stops)
|Haarlem, Heemstede, Hillegom| Bus 50||€ 31.00||Buy tickets|
Would you like bus transport only? With the Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket, you can travel for 1, 2 or 3 days on all public transport in Amsterdam and its surroundings (including the Keukenhof buses from 852 RAI Amsterdam, 858 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and 850/50 Haarlem). Unfortunately, this does not include bus 854 from Leiden.
Travel with the Keukenhof bus with the Tulip Festival Card
You can also choose to buy a Tulip Festival Card. This combi package includes a skip the line entrance ticket for Keukenhof and the Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket. This ticket will give you access to Keukenhof Bus 852 (Amsterdam), Bus 858 (Airport), Bus 850 (Haarlem) or Bus 50 (Haarlem). Please note: Bus 854 (Leiden) and Bus 90 (Katwijk/Noordwijk) are NOT included). You will not have to select a timeslot for the Keukenhof bus with this Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket.
You buy the Tulip Festival Card for 1, 2 or 3 days and during the validity period you travel for free with bus, tram, metro, ferry and train in Amsterdam and the region. Besides Keukenhof and the tulip fields, this ticket takes you to: Zaanse Schans windmills, Amsterdam Airport, Floriade World Expo (Almere train station), Zandvoort Beach, the beautiful historical city of Haarlem and many more great locations in the Amsterdam area.
|Validity of public transport||Adult (18+)||Child (4-17)|
|1-day||€ 51.00||€ 40.00||Book now|
|2-days||€ 64.00||€ 53.00||Book now|
|3-days||€ 76.00||€ 64.00||Book now|
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.
The time chosen is based on the departure of the bus from your chosen departure point. All buses departing 60 minutes before and 60 minutes after the chosen timeslot can be taken.
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. 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 6 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 Amsterdam Airport you transfer over to the Keukenhof Express bus 858. 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 Hotel Lowietje in Lisse. Main entrance to Keukenhof is only 5 minutes walk. See timetable for bus 50
Haarlem to Keukenhof
The Keukenhof Express bus line 850 runs up to 2 times per hour and takes you to the main entrance of Keukenhof in about 25 minutes without stopovers. The bus leaves from the bus platform. See prices, schedule and information for bus 850
Katwijk, Noordwijk to Keukenhof
Bus 90 of Arriva runs once 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. There is no combi-ticket available for this bus line. Please buy a normal bus ticket and a individual Keukenhof ticket.
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 858) – 55 – 60 minutes
Leiden to Keukenhof (bus 854) – 25 minutes
Haarlem to Keukenhof (bus 50) – 40 minutes
From 2023 you have two options for traveling to Keukenhof with the Keukenhof express from Amsterdam. The best option is depending from your location in Amsterdam. You can travel from Amsterdam RAI (bus 852) and Amsterdam Airport (bus 858). You can also choose to travel on a more luxurious tour bus by booking one of the tours from Amsterdam to Keukenhof Gardens
With a Tulip Festival Card which includes a Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket you can travel with bus 852 (Amsterdam RAI), bus 858 (Schiphol Airport), bus 850 (Haarlem Station) and bus 50 (Haarlem). It is NOT possible to travel with the Keukenhof bus with the GVB ticket and the I Amsterdam City Card.
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. You may enter the bus with luggage.
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.
Yes, the Keukenhof buses also run on the day of the flower parade. You get off at Keukenhof and the flower parade passes by there around 3:30 pm. Please note: Just before and during the flower parade the timetable of the Keukenhof buses stops for a few hours. So make sure you catch a bus before 11:00 in the morning and bear in mind that the timetable will not start again until after 16:30.
Map with all Keukenhof buses
Want to know which Keukenhof bus is best for you? Take a look at the map below with all the Keukenhof buses and guided tours for the tulip season 2023.
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
- Buy Keukenhof quality tulip bulbs online and create your own tulip garden
- 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 Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket