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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Steenwijk

Cheapest option

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zwolle
  2. Take the bus from Zwolle, Station to Giethoorn, Kerkweg

2 alternative options

Bus, line 320 bus, line 70 bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Drachten
  2. Take the line 320 bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Heerenveen, Busstation
  3. Take the bus from Heerenveen to Steenwijk
  4. Take the line 70 bus from Steenwijk, Station to Giethoorn, Kerkweg

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Giethoorn

Amsterdam to Giethoorn by subway, train and bus

The journey time between Amsterdam and Giethoorn is around 3h 30m and covers a distance of around 156 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 40m. Operated by GVB, Dutch Railways (NS) and OV Regio IJsselmond, the Amsterdam to Giethoorn service departs from Amsterdam, Rokin and arrives in Giethoorn, Kerkweg. Typically 86 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

86 Weekly Services
3h 30m Average Duration
€19 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Giethoorn is to train and bus which costs €15 - €35 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Giethoorn is to drive which costs €24 - €40 and takes 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Giethoorn. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Giethoorn, Kerkweg via Drachten, Transferium Oost, Heerenveen and Steenwijk, Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 44m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Giethoorn is 90 km. The road distance is 114.8 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Giethoorn without a car is to train which takes 3h 30m and costs €18 - €45.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m to get from Amsterdam to Giethoorn, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Giethoorn is to train which takes 3h 30m and costs €18 - €45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 320 bus and line 70 bus, which costs and takes 4h 44m.

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Amsterdam to Giethoorn bus services, operated by OV Regio IJsselmond, arrive at Giethoorn, Kerkweg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Giethoorn is 115 km. It takes approximately 1h 30m to drive from Amsterdam to Giethoorn.

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  • Distance: 90.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 30m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Giethoorn, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Zuid to Steenwijk hourly. Tickets cost €16 - €40 and the journey takes 1h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Giethoorn via Drachten, Drachten, Transferium Oost, Heerenveen, Busstation, Heerenveen, and Steenwijk, Station in around 4h 44m.

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 Zuid to Steenwijk
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €23
1st Class
€27 - €40
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €35
Bus operators
OV Regio IJsselmond
Phone
900 - 266 63 99
Website
ovregioijsselmond.nl
Bus from Zwolle, Station to Giethoorn, Kerkweg
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
OV Regio IJsselmond
Bus from Steenwijk, Station to Giethoorn, Kerkweg
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
OV Regio IJsselmond
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 Drachten
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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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Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Heerenveen, Busstation
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
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
Bus from Heerenveen to Steenwijk
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass

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