Keukenhof Express bus combi tickets

Keukenhof Express Bus Arriva 852 from Amsterdam RAI Station

The Keukenhof Express bus 852 is one of the easiest ways to travel from Amsterdam to Keukenhof Gardens. Read all about the prices, timetable and FAQ’s for Arriva’s bus line 852 from Amsterdam Rai station to the Keukenhof tulip gardens. The shuttle bus will run between Amsterdam and the tulips from 21 March to 12 May 2024.

Keukenhof bus 852 Arriva from RAI Amsterdam

About Keukenhof bus 852

During the tulip season from 21 March to 12 May 2024, special Keukenhof buses will run from Amsterdam RAI to Keukenhof Gardens. The public transport bus service runs several times an hour directly to the tulip garden and the tulip fields. There are special combi-tickets for sale with which you buy a return ticket for bus 852 and an entrance ticket for Keukenhof.

Note: Keukenhof Bus 852 is a public transport bus and not to be confused with the Keukenhof Shuttle bus that runs from Amsterdam North (behind Central Station).

Price Keukenhof bus 852 ticket

You can buy a round trip bus ticket for Keukenhof bus 852 + an entrance ticket for Keukenhof Gardens for € 36,50. These combi tickets are only available online. It is recommended to book online in advance. you can also use the travel card that you get with the Tulip Festival Card.

TIP | Public transport bus lines 858, 852 and 850/50 are included with the Tulip Festival Card. More information about the Tulip Festival Card.

Tickets Bus 852Bus time slotAdult (18+)Child (4-17)
Bus 852 roundtrip ticket + Keukenhof ticket With time slot€ 36.50€ 18.00
Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket
1, 2 or 3 days free public transport in Amsterdam and surroundings
Including Keukenhof buses 852, 858, 850 and 50)
This ticket does not include a Keukenhof ticket
Without time slot€ 21.00
Tulip Festival Card
+ Keukenhof ticket
+ Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket
+ Digital guide
+ 10% discount on Amsterdam attractions & museums
Without time slot€ 55.00€ 45.00

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.

Limited capacity

With a combi ticket, you book a time slot for this Keukenhof bus. This is the time you want to board at the departure location. The time chosen is based on departure by bus 852 from Europaplein/Rai Amsterdam. All buses leaving 60 minutes before and 60 minutes after the chosen time slot can be taken. If you buy a combi ticket, you do not need to choose a time slot to enter Keukenhof. You can decide when to travel back. So you do not have to choose a time slot for the return journey. PLEASE NOTE: there is a maximum capacity per time slot, so book your tickets on time!

If you travel with an Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket, you do not need to select a time slot and you can take any bus 852 you want. This ticket is therefore a solution in case your desired bus time slot is sold out. An Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket is a physical card and does need to be collected at Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Central Station.

Tulip Festival Card

You can also buy the Tulip Festival Card which included the Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket. This ticket will give you access to Keukenhof Bus 852 (RAI Amsterdam). With this ticket you do not need to select a time slot for the Keukenhof bus. So you can take the bus you want. The Keukenhof ticket is also included in the Tulip Festival Card and you can travel with all public transport in Amsterdam (bus, train, metro, tram and ferry) and travel to the best destinations in the Amsterdam region like: Keukenhof and the tulip fields, Amsterdam Airport Express, Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Zandvoort Beach, Haarlem City and much more.

Validity of public transportAdult (18+)Child (4-17)
1-day € 55.00€ 45.00Book now
2-days€ 66.00€ 57.00Book now
3-days€ 78.00€ 66.00Book now

Timetable Keukenhof bus 852 (Arriva)

The express bus is a direct transfer and will bring you in about 35 minutes to the main entrance of Keukenhof Gardens. This bus line runs about 8 times per hour.

How to travel to RAI Station Amsterdam

Keukenhof busses 2024

Are you staying in other parts of Amsterdam center? Then you can take the metro (M52) to metrostation Europaplein. The metro runs 12 times per hour and takes you to the Keukenhof Express departure location (bus number 852).

Metro M52 map Amsterdam Center
Metro M52 stops in Amsterdam center

With a Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket the metro is included. Please be aware that a metro ticket is NOT included in the combi tickets.

FAQ Keukenhof Bus 852 (Arriva)

Below you will find the most asked questions about the Keukenhof bus 852 (operated by Arriva).

Can I also travel back on another Keukenhof bus to another city?

Yes, that is possible.
With a combi-ticket for bus 852, you can travel one day with bus 852 but also bus 858 (Amsterdam Airport), bus 850/50 (Haarlem) and bus 854 (Leiden).
With a Tulip Festival Card you can travel with bus 852 (RAI Amsterdam), 850/50 (Haarlem) and 858 (Amsterdam Airport)
With a combi-ticket for bus 858 (Amsterdam Airport), 850/50 (Haarlem) and 854 (Leiden) you cannot travel with bus 852.

Will the Keukenhof bus 852 operate on Flower Parade Day?

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, there will be no buses to and from Keukenhof for several hours due to road closers for the Flower Parade. If you want to travel with the Keukenhof bus please make sure to travel as early as possible. Special tours are also available from Amsterdam to the Flower Parade. Check out the Flower Parade tours from Amsterdam here.

Which tickets are valid for Keukenhof bus 852?

You can travel with the Keukenhof bus 852 with a day (round trip) ticket, Combiticket for bus 852, Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket (included in the Tulip Festival Card)

Can i buy a combi ticket at the bus?

No, combi tickets are only available online. Due to limited capacity, advance booking of bus rides will be compulsory in 2024. This only applies to the journey to Keukenhof. You do not need to reserve a time slot for your return journey.

Can i only buy a bus ticket?

A day ticket for only the Keukenhof bus from Amsterdam can be bought at the bus. A bus ticket only will cost € 17.00. You can also buy the Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket for € 21.00 and get unlimited public transport in and around Amsterdam including bus 852.

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 for the tulip season 2024.

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