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There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Elst by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Elst Intercity

$15 - $27

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Arnhem 056 / ...

$9 - $13

2 alternative options

Train via Arnhem Centraal  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal Intercity / ...

$18 - $46

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Elst 72.2 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Elst is to bus which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Elst is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Elst. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Elst, Dorpsstraat via Arnhem, Centraal Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Elst. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Elst is 82 km. The road distance is 115.5 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Elst without a car is to train which takes 1 h 18 min and costs 13€ - 24€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Elst takes 1 h 18 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Elst is to train which takes 1 h 18 min and costs 13€ - 24€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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  • Distance: 51.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 18 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Elst, Gelderland, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam to Elst twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $27 and the journey takes 1 h 18 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Elst twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min.

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 Elst
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Arnhem
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Amsterdam to Elst bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Arnhem station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Elst is 116 km. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Amsterdam to Elst.

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