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There are 5 ways to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg by train, tram, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf Ice

€26 - €61

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Bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Duisburg central train station N61 / ...

€21 - €27

3 alternative options

Train, line 903 tram  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Dinslaken Re
  3. Take the line 903 tram from Dinslaken Bahnhof to Duisburg König-Heinrich-Platz 903

Drive  •  2h 1m

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg 200.8 km

€25 - €40

Fly, train  •  2h 53m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf

€76 - €290

Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg by train

The train journey time between Alphen aan den Rijn and Duisburg is around 2h 32m and covers a distance of around 190 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 24m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg train service departs from Alphen a/d Rijn and arrives in Duisburg Hbf. Typically 48 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 32m
Fastest train time:
2h 24m
Train distance:
190 km
Trains per week:
48
Cheapest price:
€26
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:37
Last train departs at:
18:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg train schedules

Netherlands → Germany
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Duisburg is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Duisburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Duisburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg is to bus which costs €20 - €28 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg is to drive which costs €25 - €40 and takes 2h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg station. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum and arriving at Duisburg central train station via Schiphol, Schiphol Airport/Plaza and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn and arriving at Duisburg Hbf via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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The distance between Alphen aan den Rijn and Duisburg is 165 km. The road distance is 200.8 km.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg without a car is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs €26 - €65.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg, including transfers.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Alphen a/d Rijn station.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs €26 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €28 and takes 4h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg.
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  • Distance: 164.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and Duisburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg via Utrecht Centraal in around 2h 53m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Duisburg central train station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €12 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€15 - €21
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €24
1st Class
€29 - €40
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €24
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dinslaken
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dinslaken Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio NRW
Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft AG
Phone
+49 203 6044555
Email
info@dvg-duisburg.de
Website
dvg-duisburg.de
Tram from Dinslaken Bahnhof to Duisburg König-Heinrich-Platz
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft AG
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
Eurobahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Thalys
Standard
€35 - €50
Comfort
€45 - €60
Premium
€45 - €65
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Duisburg central train station.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Duisburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg is 201 km. It takes approximately 2h 1m to drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Duisburg.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 417+ hotels available in Duisburg. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to line 470 bus which takes 34 min and costs €4 - €6.

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