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There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Heerlen Intercity

$33 - $57

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport to Heerlen N93

$15 - $25

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen 136.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$103 - $307

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen is to bus which costs 13€ - 22€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and arriving at Heerlen. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen. However, there are services departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Heerlen via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam Airport (AMS) and Heerlen is 179 km. The road distance is 218.5 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 28€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen, including transfers.

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport station.

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Schiphol Airport station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 28€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 22€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen.
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  • Distance: 112.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam Airport (AMS), Netherlands and Heerlen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen via Utrecht Centraal in around 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Utrecht Centraal to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heerlen station.

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Heerlen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen is 218 km. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Heerlen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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