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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Heerlen by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerlen Intercity

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Bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Maastricht 831 / ...

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Drive  •  2h 28m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Heerlen 214.9 km

Fly, train  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf

Shuttle  •  4h 30m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Amsterdam to Heerlen

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Heerlen is to bus which costs €17 - €25 and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Heerlen is to train which costs €21 - €50 and takes 2h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Heerlen station. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Heerlen, Station Uitstaphalte via Maastricht, Station and Gulpen, Busstation Perron B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Heerlen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 26m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Heerlen is 182 km. The road distance is 214.9 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Heerlen without a car is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs €21 - €50.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerlen takes 2h 26m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Heerlen is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs €21 - €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €25 and takes 4h 35m.

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  • Distance: 182 km
  • Duration: 2h 26m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerlen hourly. Tickets cost €21 - €50 and the journey takes 2h 26m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Maastricht 3 times a day. Tickets cost €12 - €16 and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €750
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 Heerlen
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
National Express Rail
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €16
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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Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Amsterdam to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
On demand
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Starliner

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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 Heerlen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Maastricht station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Heerlen is 215 km. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Amsterdam to Heerlen.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 285+ hotels available in Heerlen. Prices start at €100 per night.

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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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