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There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam to Altenahr by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Remagen Re / ...

41€ - 117€

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Bus  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk to Bonn, Marie-Kahle-Allee RegioJet

18€ - 27€

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Train via Arnhem  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Oberhausen Hbf to Bonn Hbf Re5
  4. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to Altenahr Rb

Night train, train  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Bonn Hbf Nj / ...
  2. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to Altenahr Rb / ...

32€ - 73€

Drive  •  3h 11m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Altenahr 302.9 km

35€ - 55€

Fly, train  •  5h 17m

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

72€ - 214€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

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

The social distance requirement in Altenahr is 1.5 metres.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Altenahr is to bus which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 9h 23m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Altenahr is to drive which takes 3h 11m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Altenahr. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Altenahr via Duesseldorf Hbf and Remagen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 3m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Altenahr is 253 km. The road distance is 302.9 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Altenahr without a car is to train which takes 5h 3m and costs 40€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Amsterdam to Altenahr, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Altenahr is to train which takes 5h 3m and costs 40€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 9h 23m.

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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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Amsterdam to Altenahr train services, operated by National Express, arrive at Remagen station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Altenahr.
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  • Distance: 252.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Altenahr, Germany?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Altenahr via Duesseldorf Hbf and Remagen in around 5h 3m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk to Bonn, Marie-Kahle-Allee once daily. Tickets cost 12€ - 17€ and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
22€ - 30€
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Bonn Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 65€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
1st Class
40€ - 65€
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Remagen
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Oberhausen Hbf to Bonn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
National Express Rail
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Remagen
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Remagen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
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 Hbf to Remagen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bonn Hbf to Altenahr
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk to Bonn, Marie-Kahle-Allee
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Altenahr is 303 km. It takes approximately 3h 11m to drive from Amsterdam to Altenahr.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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