The Keukenhof Express bus 852 is the easiest way 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 23 March to 14 May 2023.
About Keukenhof bus 852
During the tulip season from 23 March to 14 May 2023, special Keukenhof shuttle buses will run from Amsterdam RAI to Keukenhof Gardens. The shuttle 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.
Price Keukenhof bus 852 ticket
You can buy a round trip bus ticket for Keukenhof bus 852 + an entrance ticket for Keukenhof Gardens for € 36,00. These combi tickets are only available online. It is required to book online in advance. you can also use the travel card that you get with the Tulip Festival Card.
TIP | Travelling more by public transport in Amsterdam and Haarlem? Then the Tulip Festival Card is a cheap and easy choice. You get a Keukenhof ticket and travel for free by bus, train, metro, tram and ferry in Amsterdam and the surrounding area. You travel for free with the Keukenhof bus 852, 858 and 850/50 but also to windmill village De Zaanse Schans, Zandvoort Beach, Schiphol Airport and many other fun destinations in and around Amsterdam. More information about the Tulip Festival Card.
|Tickets Bus 852||Bus time slot||Adult (18+)||Child (4-17)|
|Bus 852 roundtrip ticket + Keukenhof ticket||With time slot||€ 36.00||€ 17.50|
|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||€ 51.00||€ 40.00|
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.
In 2023 it will be compulsory to select a time slot for the Keukenhof bus. This is the time you want to board the bus at the departure location. The time chosen is based on departure with bus 852 from Europaplein/Rai Amsterdam. All buses departing 60 minutes before and 60 minutes after the chosen timeslot can be taken. If you buy a combi-ticket, you don’t have to choose a time slot to enter Keukenhof. You can decide when to travel back. So you do not need to choose a time slot for the return journey. PLEASE NOTE: there is a maximum capacity per timeslot, so book your tickets in 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 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|
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
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).
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).
On Saturday, April 22, 2023, 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.
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)
No, combi tickets are only available online. Due to limited capacity, advance booking of bus rides will be compulsory in 2023. This only applies to the journey to Keukenhof. You do not need to reserve a time slot for your return journey.
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 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