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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Alkmaar by train, bus, night bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar

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Line 305 bus, line 129 bus

  1. Take the line 305 bus from Amsterdam, Prins Hendrikkade to Purmerend, Tramplein
  2. Take the line 129 bus from Purmerend, Tramplein to Alkmaar, Kanaalkade

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Amsterdam to Alkmaar

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Alkmaar
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Observe COVID-19 safety rules
Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

COVID-19 help in Netherlands

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1351

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Yes, travel within Netherlands is currently allowed.

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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 Alkmaar is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Alkmaar is 1.5 metres.

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

Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Alkmaar is to drive which costs €5 - €9 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Alkmaar is to taxi which costs €100 - €120 and takes 35 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Alkmaar. This bus operates Monday, Tuesday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Alkmaar. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Alkmaar is 30 km. The road distance is 41.7 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Alkmaar without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs €9 - €22.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar takes 37 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Amsterdam to Alkmaar bus services, operated by EBS, depart from Amsterdam, Prins Hendrikkade station.

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Amsterdam to Alkmaar train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Alkmaar is to train which takes 37 min and costs €9 - €22. Alternatively, you can line 305 bus and line 129 bus, which costs €7 - €10 and takes 1h 20m.

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  • Distance: 30.2 km
  • Duration: 37 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Alkmaar, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €9 - €22 and the journey takes 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Alkmaar via Purmerend, Tramplein in around 1h 20m.

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 Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€15 - €22
Bus 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
Night bus from Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
Other operators
Taxi from Amsterdam to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
€100 - €120
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Taxi Team Amsterdam
Phone
+31 64 444 4087
Staxi
Phone
+31 20 705 8888
Website
staxi.nl
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+ 31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl
Goedkoopnaarschiphol.NL
Phone
+31 20 260 0810
Website
goedkoopnaarschiphol.nl

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Amsterdam to Alkmaar bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Alkmaar, Kanaalkade station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Alkmaar is 42 km. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Amsterdam to Alkmaar.

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