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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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  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Düsseldorf central bus station

Train via Arnhem

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf

Night train

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

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf

Fly

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

Amsterdam to Düsseldorf by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Düsseldorf is around 2h 8m and covers a distance of around 218 km. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS) and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Amsterdam to Düsseldorf train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Duesseldorf Hbf. Typically 41 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

41 Weekly Trains
2h 8m Average Duration
€22 Cheapest Price
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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
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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, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 8 Aug 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf is to bus, which costs €7 - €11 and takes 2h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf is to train which costs €22 - €60 and takes 2h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Düsseldorf central bus station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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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 8m.

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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 8m and costs €22 - €60.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf takes 2h 8m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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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 8m and costs €22 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €7 - €11 and takes 2h 40m, you could also fly, which costs €100 - €430 and takes 2h 23m.

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  • Distance: 182.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 8m

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 8m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Düsseldorf central bus station hourly. Tickets cost €13 - €17 and the journey takes 2h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
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 8m
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 Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €30
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
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 Düsseldorf central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk to Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str.
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
RegioJet
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen to Dusseldorf Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Union Ivkoni
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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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 bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Düsseldorf central bus station.

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

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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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Book your Amsterdam to Düsseldorf bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 378+ hotels available in Düsseldorf. Prices start at €100 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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