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There are 11 ways to get from Alsace to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Strasbourg  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SXB - AMS

€133 - €502

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Colmar to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N831

€35 - €65

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Sélestat to Saint-Louis
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BSL - AMS

€65 - €215

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Selestat to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ZRH - AMS

€90 - €266

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Selestat to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) STR - AMS

€111 - €337

Train, train to Luxembourg, fly  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Selestat to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Luxembourg
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LUX - AMS

€120 - €508

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Selestat to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  4. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) FRA - AMS

€103 - €325

Train via Paris  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Sélestat to Paris-Est Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

€193 - €344

Train  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the train from Selestat to Strasbourg Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Offenburg to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

€112 - €205

Train, bus  •  13h 56m

  1. Take the train from Selestat to Strasbourg Ter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg Boulevard de Metz to Frankfurt Flughafen T1
  3. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main, Flg.,Terminal 1, Busparkplatz P36 to Utrecht, P+R Westraven

Drive  •  6h 14m

  1. Drive from Alsace to Amsterdam 674.7 km

€80 - €130

Alsace to Amsterdam by train and walk

The journey time between Alsace and Amsterdam is around 17h 5m and covers a distance of around 1003 km. The fastest journey normally takes 16h 55m. Operated by SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui and others, the Alsace to Amsterdam service departs from Scherwiller and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
17h 5m
Fastest journey time:
16h 55m
Journey distance:
1003 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€188
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:49
Last service departs at:
20:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alsace to Amsterdam train and walk schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from France

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curaçao, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from France

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from France.

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Alsace to Amsterdam is to bus which costs €35 - €70 and takes 11h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Alsace to Amsterdam is to fly which costs €130 - €500 and takes 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alsace to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Scherwiller and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Sélestat and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 11m.

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The distance between Alsace and Amsterdam is 487 km. The road distance is 674.7 km.

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The best way to get from Alsace to Amsterdam without a car is to train via Paris which takes 8h 11m and costs €190 - €350.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Alsace to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Alsace to Amsterdam train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Sélestat station.

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The best way to get from Alsace to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 4h 48m and costs €130 - €500. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs €190 - €350 and takes 8h 11m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €70 and takes 11h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Strasbourg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Alsace to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Map of how to get from Alsace to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 487.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between Alsace, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Air France flies from Alsace to Amsterdam 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alsace to Amsterdam via Selestat, Sélestat, Paris-Est, and Paris Nord in around 8h 11m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €900
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Luxembourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €310
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €900
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Luxembourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €3500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Sélestat to Saint-Louis
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Selestat to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Sélestat to Paris-Est
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €230
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Selestat to St Louis
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€12 - €18
Rail 1st Class
€20 - €29
Train from Selestat to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
Train from Selestat to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €20
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Strasbourg to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Offenburg to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Train from Selestat to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €29
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€24 - €29
1st Class
€17 - €21
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Strasbourg to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Strasbourg to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
Train from Selestat to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€85 - €100
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Colmar to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lufthansa Express Bus
Phone
+49 (0)89-32304-0
Email
info@airportbus-muenchen.de
Website
airportbus-muenchen.de
Bus from Strasbourg Boulevard de Metz to Frankfurt Flughafen T1
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Lufthansa Express Bus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Flg.,Terminal 1, Busparkplatz P36 to Utrecht, P+R Westraven
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Alsace to Amsterdam is 675 km. It takes approximately 6h 14m to drive from Alsace to Amsterdam.

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The best way to get from Alsace to Strasbourg Airport is to train which takes 51 min and costs €6 - €19.

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