Travel by bus or train on a KLM ticket

If you book a KLM flight ticket that includes travel by bus or train for part of your journey, here’s all you need to know.

KLM Bus Nijmegen/Arnhem-Schiphol

If you have booked a KLM flight and part of your journey will be between Nijmegen (QNQ) or Arnhem (QAR) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, this part will be by bus.

Departure and arrival times

At Schiphol, the bus arrives in front of Departure Hall 2 and departs in front of the Arrivals Hall from Schiphol Plaza (bus lane C). You will embark and disembark in front of Nijmegen Central Station (Burgemeester Hustinxstraat) and at Arnhem Central Station (Sonsbeekzijde, Amsterdamseweg).

Check the departure and arrival times of the bus service:

Departure fromDeparture timeViaDeparture/ arrival timeArrival at/inArrival time
Nijmegen5:00Arnhem5:30Schiphol7:00
Nijmegen16:30Arnhem17:00Schiphol18:30
Schiphol9:30Arnhem11:00Nijmegen11:30
Schiphol20:30Arnhem22:00Nijmegen22:30

Before departure
  • Boarding the bus is possible from 20 minutes before departure (in Arnhem: when the bus arrives). Simply show your ticket and ID.
  • Your baggage allowance as stated on your ticket also applies to the part travelled by bus.
  • Bringing your wheelchair is possible. However, no wheelchair is available on the bus.
  • Travelling with pets is not allowed on the bus.
  • Bringing a bicycle, tandem, set of ski equipment or other special baggage is not allowed on the bus.
Read more about the KLM Bus Nijmegen/Arnhem-Schiphol

KLM Bus Maastricht/Eindhoven-Schiphol

If you have booked a KLM flight and part of your journey will be between Maastricht Central Station (ZYT), Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) or Eindhoven Airport (EIN) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, this part will be by bus.

Departure and arrival times

At Schiphol, the bus arrives in front of Departure Hall 2 and departs in front of the Arrivals Hall from Schiphol Plaza (bus lane C). You will embark and disembark from the backside of the Central Station in Maastricht (Meerssenerweg) or Maastricht Aachen Airport (Vliegveldweg) or Eindhoven Airport (Luchthavenweg, P-place tour buses). Check the departure and arrival times of the bus service:

DepartureReturn
Maastricht Central StationMaastricht Aachen AirportEindhoven AirportSchipholSchipholEindhoven AirportMaastricht Aachen AirportMaastricht Central Station
5:005:156:158:0010:1512:0013:0013:15
15:0015:1516:1518:0020:3022:1523:1523:30

Before departure

  • Boarding the bus is possible from 20 minutes before departure (at Maastricht Central Station and Schiphol: when the bus arrives). Boarding the bus at Maastricht Aachen Airport and Eindhoven Airport is possible a couple of minutes before departure. Simply show your ticket and ID.
  • Your baggage allowance as stated on your ticket also applies to the part travelled by bus.
  • Bringing your wheelchair is possible. However, no wheelchair is available on the bus.
  • Travelling with pets is not allowed on the bus.
  • Bringing a bicycle, tandem, set of ski equipment or other special baggage is not allowed on the bus.
 
Read more about the KLM Bus Maastricht/Eindhoven-Schiphol

Bus between Ottawa Railway Station and Montreal

If you have booked a KLM flight and part of your journey will be from Ottawa Railway Station (XDS) to Montreal (YUL) and/or back, this part will be by KLM bus. You can board the bus by showing your ticket and ID.

  • Departure from Ottawa Railway Station (XDS): 200 Tremblay Road – next to highway 417
  • Arrival at Montreal airport (YUL), in front of KLM desks at Departure level

And

  • Departure at Montreal airport (YUL) in front of customs hall, post 7, at Arrival level
  • Arrival at Ottawa Railway Station: (XDS): 200 Tremblay Road – next to highway 417

Please note that it is not possible to take this bus if you are travelling with a wheelchair, with a pet (unless it is an assistance animal), a bike or as an unaccompanied minor. This part per bus cannot be booked separately.

Travel by train between the Netherlands/Belgium/France

While booking your trip you can often select flights combinations which are partly operated by an international high-speed train. You can pick up your train ticket with reserved seats by showing your KLM ticket and valid proof of identity at your departure station, from 2 hours prior to the train departure time. In Brussels-Midi/ Zuid railway station, the Thalys train tickets can be picked up at the AIR FRANCE KLM Air&Rail Terminal or the Departure Today Zone. In Antwerp Central Station, the Thalys train tickets can be picked up at the International Ticket Desk. At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, this can be done at the NS-Service Desk.


Here are some things to take into account:

  • Passengers should take into account that they may be subject to stricter security checks imposed by the Belgian government and are advised to go to the platform well in time.
  • Save your stamped train ticket: if you continue by flight, you must show your train ticket at the check-in desk at the airport.
  • If you are travelling by train between Brussels-Midi/ Zuid railway station or Antwerp Central Station and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (or Brussels-Midi/ Zuid railway station), you need to exchange your KLM ticket at the train station for a Thalys train ticket. Otherwise, the fare may be recalculated.
  • If you are travelling by TGV train between Brussels-Midi/ Zuid railway station and Paris-Charles de Gaulle (or vice versa), you need to check in at the AIR FRANCE KLM Air&Rail Terminal. Otherwise, the fare may be recalculated.
  • If travelling with a child (up to 2 years old), you only need a train ticket for your child if it has its own booked seat.

  • Here’s where you can exchange your e-ticket for 1 Thalys or TGV train ticket:


    • Between Belgium and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
      RoutePick up train ticket at
      From Antwerp Central Station to Amsterdam Airport SchipholInternational Ticket Desk at Antwerp Central Station
      From Brussels-Midi/ Zuid railway station to Amsterdam Airport SchipholAIR FRANCE KLM Air&Rail Terminal or Departure Today zone at Brussels-Midi/ Zuid railway station
      From Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Antwerp Central StationNS-Service Desk at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
       
      Between Belgium and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
      RoutePick up at
      From Brussels-Midi/ Zuid railway station to Paris-Charles de GaulleAt the AIR FRANCE KLM Air&Rail Terminal at Brussels-Midi/ Zuid railway station (entrance Rue de France)*, from 90 to 30 minutes before the train departure time
      From Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Brussels-Midi/ Zuid Railway StationAir France Service desk at the TGV station*, from 60 to 20 minutes before the train departure time


      * At your point of departure, you may check in for your entire journey.

Thalys train

  • From the Thalys train to your flight: when you arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, please collect your baggage and check in at the check-in desks for your connecting flight with your stamped train ticket. There you can also drop off your baggage.
  • From your flight to the Thalys train: if you continue by Thalys after your KLM flight, do not forget to pick up your baggage at the carrousel before you collect your Thalys train ticket. The carriage and seat number for your reserved seat are shown on your train ticket. At the station, look for the carriage number next to train’s exterior doors or for signs on the platform.

Lounge at Brussels-Midi/ Zuid railway station

World Business Class and First Class passengers, travelling to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, can access the special Thalys Lounge at Brussels-Midi/ Zuid railway station. Flying Blue Elite and Club 2000 members are also welcome to visit this lounge.

Travel by train within France

From various stations in France you can travel to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport by train, then continue your journey on an Air France or KLM flight to your destination.


TGV AIR connects the Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV Railway station to the following destinations:

  • Angers Saint-Laud Railway Station (QXG)
  • Avignon TGV Railway Station (XZN)
  • Le Mans Railway Station (ZLN)
  • Lille-Europe Railway Station (XBD)
  • Lyon Part-Dieu TGV Railway Station (XYD)
  • Metz/Nancy Lorraine TGV Railway Station (XZI)
  • Nantes TGV Railway Station (QJZ)
  • Nimes TGV Railway Station (ZYN)
  • Poitiers TGV Railway Station (XOP)
  • Reims Champagne-Ardenne TGV Railway Station (XIZ)
  • Strasbourg TGV Railway Station (XWG)
  • Toulon TGV Railway Station (XZV)
  • Tours Saint-Pierre-des-Corps TGV Railway Station (XSH)
  • Valence TGV Railway Station (XHK)


Make sure to pick up your ticket at the TGV AIR desk in a SNCF train station.

- Show your flight ticket to receive a TGV AIR train ticket
- If you book your journey online, a single ticket will give you access to your entire trip by rail and air. You can pick up your ticket by showing your trip summary or a form of identification.

Check-in

  • The check-in deadline is 30 minutes before your train’s departure time.
  • You need to check in only once for your entire journey via rail & air
  • To check in your baggage, go to the check-in desk or baggage drop-off point as soon as you arrive at the airport.

Taking the train from your arrival airport

Upon arriving at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, go to the TGV station to continue your journey. Next, you can pick up your train ticket at the TGV AIR desk.

Arriving at the airport by bus or train

Make sure to collect your baggage yourself from the bus or train.

When you arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol or at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, you can check in at the check-in desks for your connecting flight. There you can also drop off your check-in baggage.

Read more about baggage drop-off at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol