The main bus companies include GVB (operating primarily within Amsterdam), Connexxion (R-Net) and EBS, with many routes operating to and from Amsterdam Central Station. Single-journey tickets or one-hour tickets can typically be purchased directly from the driver, however, it is well worth considering options such as 24-, 48-, 72- or 96-hour tickets (valid on GVB services). All buses have check-in and check-out ports, meaning that travellers in possession of a public transport chip card (OV-Chipkaart) can travel more cheaply, only paying for the distance actually travelled.
Please note, that when buying tickets on the bus you will only be able to pay by cards. For your convenience, you can purchase GVB passes valid for 24- to 96 hours at the reception.