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

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Train  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerlen Intercity

21€ - 50€

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Bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam CS Prins Hendrikplantsoen to Eindhoven Airport Amsterdam - Utrecht - Eindhoven Airport
  2. Take the bus from Eindhoven to Heerlen N93

32€ - 36€

Drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Heerlen 214.7 km

29€ - 45€

Fly, train  •  4h 25m

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

87€ - 321€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Heerlen is to bus which costs 32€ - 36€ and takes 4h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Heerlen is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Heerlen. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam CS Prins Hendrikplantsoen and arriving at Heerlen via Eindhoven, Airport and Eindhoven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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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 214.7 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 TerraVision NL, depart from Amsterdam CS Prins Hendrikplantsoen 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 32€ - 36€ and takes 4h 27m.

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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 to Heerlen hourly. Tickets cost 21€ - 50€ and the journey takes 2h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Heerlen via Eindhoven Airport, Eindhoven, Airport, Eindhoven, Station, and Eindhoven in around 4h 27m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
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
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Bus operators
TerraVision NL
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Amsterdam CS Prins Hendrikplantsoen to Eindhoven Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€
Schedules at
terravision.eu
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Eindhoven to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.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 Heerlen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heerlen 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 5m 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 1122+ hotels available in Heerlen. Prices start at 59€ per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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