KHN-Haarlemmermeer, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Haarlemmermeer municipality are to establish an emission-free airport to hotel shuttle.

The three parties are confident that this new mode of transportation will make an important contribution to the service offered to travellers and hotel guests, the quality of life in the local area, and the reduction in fossil fuel use and CO2 emissions in Haarlemmermeer.  

Previous cooperation between the parties showed that a clean, shared bus system is feasible. They will now conduct follow-up research, arrange financing and work out the (technical) implementation of the system. The airport hotels around Schiphol will no longer provide and manage their own shuttle service independently, but operate it together. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is supporting this shuttle service by providing a location for a bus stop. There are currently 28 hotels connected to the Airport-hotel shuttle. 


Preferential location

The new bus station at Schiphol’s arrival passage is only accessible to airport-hotel shuttle buses that are part of the new zero-emission Schiphol hotel shuttle system. Buses not yet participating in the system are being allocated an entry and exit point 200m away.

The agreement between the three parties replaces the current concession system for airport-hotel shuttle buses with a new one, based on Schiphol's policy to be an emission-free airport by 2030. A shuttle system like this also makes an important contribution to reducing nitrogen emissions. Moreover, it reduces the consumption of fossil fuels and increases the quality of life in the area. 

“This new system means we have a good connection between the hotels and the airport 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said John Nieuwland, chairman of KHN-Haarlemmermeer. “When this system is in place, we expect to save 1,000 polluting kilometres every day. This makes a positive contribution to the local air quality and to the reduction of emissions.”

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