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There are 7 ways to get from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf Ice

22€ - 50€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Duisburg central train station N20

14€ - 80€

5 alternative options

Train via Venlo  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Venlo Intercity
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Duesseldorf Hbf Re

24€ - 53€

Night train  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf En / ...

17€ - 50€

Rideshare  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf 225.4 km

14€ - 16€

Drive  •  2h 19m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf 227 km

28€ - 45€

Fly  •  2h 28m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS

63€ - 237€

Amsterdam to Düsseldorf by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Düsseldorf is around 2h 9m and covers a distance of around 218 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 8m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Amsterdam to Düsseldorf train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Duesseldorf Hbf. Typically 48 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Düsseldorf train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
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Spain: Extremadura, Islas Baleares
Portugal: Madeira, Azores

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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No, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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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 Düsseldorf is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Düsseldorf 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, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Germany.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf is to rideshare, which costs 14€ - 16€ and takes 2h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf is to night train which costs 17€ - 50€ and takes 2h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Duesseldorf Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 12m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Düsseldorf is 182 km. The road distance is 227 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs 22€ - 50€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf takes 2h 12m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs 22€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 80€ and takes 2h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 2h 28m.

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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 Düsseldorf train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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  • Distance: 182.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 22€ - 50€ and the journey takes 2h 12m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Duisburg central train station once a week. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 2h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
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
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Amsterdam Zuid to Venlo
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Eurobahn
Nightjet
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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 16€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Düsseldorf is 227 km. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 1086+ hotels available in Düsseldorf. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Düsseldorf. 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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