I need to get from Frankfurt to catch my flight out of Schiphol/amsterdam in mid-Oct. (2011). I can't find a reasonably priced one way flight that will work, so I looked at the trains. I found a high speed ICE train that leaves a little after 7am and will get me in to Schiphol a little shy of 2 hours before my flight, but I need some advice.
I want to double check that the train that comes into Amsterdam and is listed as Schiphol, actually comes to the airport (and not some little town nearby with that name). That might be a stupid question, but I'd feel like a bigger idiot if I didn't ask and I missed my plane because I didn't end up where I thought I would.
Do you know where the train comes in to the airport? Is it convenient for airline check in? I'll be dragging luggage, so it's an issue.
And finally... on a more aesthetic note... is it a picturesque train ride? My husband said he thinks it's along the Rhine River but he wasn't sure.
Oh, and one last thing... 2nd class or 1st class? It's only 4 hours, so I'm planning on 2nd class unless someone tells me it's horrible. (My experience on European rail lines suggests that it will be absolutely lovely in 2nd, but I thought I'd ask.)
Thanks for any help you can offer.Edited: 05 September 2011, 09:31