Travelling to Amsterdam

 

IBC have partnered with Air France and KLM to offer IBC attendees discounts of up to 15% on a wide range of public fares on all Air France, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide.

To benefit from discounted fares* on Air France and KLM flights when travelling to IBC2018 you need to:

  • Go to AIR FRANCE-KLM Global Meetings & Events
  • Enter the Event ID: 32785AF
  • Select your country of departure
  • Select your flights
  • Valid for travel from 08/09/2018 to 23/09/2018
  • Event location: RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, The Netherlands
  • Frequent flyer/loyalty programmes of Air France, KLM and their partner airlines are credited with “miles” when Air France or KLM flights are used

For any questions, please email globalmeetings@airfrance.fr

*Subject to specific terms & conditions

Getting around Amsterdam
North / South Line - New for 2018

The Amsterdam Noord/Zuid metro line will be operational during IBC2018 and your free GVB travel pass will be valid on this line. This line will connect the North part of the city via Central Station with the RAI stop Europaplein, taking only 8 minutes to travel to the RAI Amsterdam from Central Station.

IBC will again supply 5 Day Free of Charge GVB transport passes which will be issued on a first come first served basis at the show. These will be available from the IBC information points and will be valid for travel between 14 and 18 September inclusive. Please ensure you have your attendee badge to collect your pass. 

For more information, please click here.

Eurostar

Eurostar now runs a direct service from London St Pancras International to Amsterdam Centraal - twice a day on weekdays and once a day on weekends. The journey takes just 3hrs 41 mins to get from city centre to city centre with free wi-fi offered onboard and a power socket at every seat.

Food and drinks are available from Café Métropole and, if you are travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier, you will get a complimentary meal.

On the way back, take a Thalys train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi/Zuid. There is then a quick change onto a direct Eurostar service from Brussels to London St Pancras International in under two hours. To change at Brussels, hop off the Thalys train (don’t forget your luggage), then head to the ground floor. You will find the Eurostar departure area under Platforms 1 and 2. Scan the barcode on your Eurostar ticket at the ticket gates, pass through security and passport control and you are on your way again.

London to Amsterdam ticket prices start at:

£35 one-way in Standard class

£79 one-way in Standard Premier with a light meal and wine included

£260 one-way in Business Premier with a hot meal and wine included

Buy your tickets at www.eurostar.com. Fares are dynamic so book early for the cheapest prices.

Trams

All IBC2018 visitors are entitled to a free GVB public transport pass which will be available for collection at any of the RAI information points. There are two tram stations close to the RAI - Amsterdam RAI Station or RAI Europaplein. If you are travelling from Amsterdam Central Station, you can either take the Amstelveen express tram 51 (travelling time: 12 minutes, exit at the Amsterdam RAI station) or tram 4 (travelling time: 30 minutes, exit at the RAI Europaplein). For more public transport travel routes to get to the RAI please click here.

View the GVB map and timetable

Shuttle Bus

IBC provides a free shuttle bus service to and from a selection of the major hotels in Amsterdam directly to the RAI as well as from Schiphol Airport to the RAI and back. You can downlaod the map and timetable here.

Cycling

One of the best ways to get around the city is by bike, you can hire a bike here.

Car Rental

SIXT offer a 10% discount during IBC2018 for those presenting their IBC delegate/exhibitor pass.

Parking

Visitors can buy a parking ticket for one day, valid from 00:00hrs until 24:00hrs. Tickets are available from the vending machines on site. One day parking will cost €18 including VAT.

Remember that you can book and purchase your parking ticket in advance. This way, you are assured a parking space, and, having paid already, can easily enter and exit the parking garage without pauses or delays.

Book parking now

Taxi

TCA taxis are available to and from the RAI and throughout the city. A typical taxi journey from the RAI into the city centre should cost around €20.00 and from the airport to the RAI it should cost around €40.00. Contact details +31 (0) 207 777777.

TCA offers visitors a special transfer rate of €37,50 from and to Schiphol Airport if you order a taxi online or via TCA call centre. Booking this way means that you will never pay more than €37,50 even in heavy traffic! To arrange a smooth, fixed-priced transfer from Schiphol to your hotel or to the RAI, pre-order your taxi now on +31 (0) 207 777777 or via corporate@tcataxi.nl

For getting around in Amsterdam, download the new TCA app! It makes it even easier to order your taxi 24/7. You can pay for your taxi using cash, a debit or credit card or via the TCA app - simply add your credit card, PayPal account or your customer card.

Download TCA app on iTunes

Download TCA app on Google Play