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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Berlin by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Berlin

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Train via Wolfsburg

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Wolfsburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Wolfsburg, Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Berlin Hbf

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ)
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Train to Brussels, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Amsterdam to Berlin by train

41 Weekly Trains
6h 22m Average Duration
€50 Cheapest Price
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Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Netherlands.

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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 Berlin is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Berlin 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: 22 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Berlin is to rideshare which costs €31 - €34 and takes 7h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Berlin is to fly. Taking this option will cost €35 - €210 and takes 4h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 22m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Berlin is 577 km. The road distance is 657.8 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs €50 - €120.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf takes 6h 22m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Amsterdam to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Berlin is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs €50 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 40m, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €210 and takes 4h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 577.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €50 - €120 and the journey takes 6h 22m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] 3 times a day. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €420
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €420
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €320
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €360
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €230
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €300
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 Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€50 - €70
1st Class
€85 - €120
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Wolfsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €90
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€35 - €55
1st Class
€60 - €90
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €60
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €60
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 Wolfsburg, Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Wolfsburg central station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Berlin
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€31 - €34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Amsterdam to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Berlin is 658 km. It takes approximately 6h 10m to drive from Amsterdam to Berlin.

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Eurowings, easyJet, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Berlin bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 712+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Berlin. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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