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There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Kiel by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabruck Hbf
  2. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

$51 - $135

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Bus, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Hamburg
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf Re70

$28 - $76

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Bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg 075 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Kiel 050 / ...

$33 - $55

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Kiel 344.6 miles

$80 - $130

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg, train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hamburg (HAM) AMS - HAM
  2. Take the train from Neumünster to Kiel Hbf

$55 - $233

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE) AMS - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Kiel Hbf

$110 - $405

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

$87 - $217

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Hamburg  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

$113 - $257

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover, train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ) AMS - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

$117 - $337

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Kiel is to bus which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Kiel is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Kiel via Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Kiel Hbf via Osnabrück Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Kiel is 410 km. The road distance is 551.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Kiel without a car is to train which takes 7 h 9 min and costs 40€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Amsterdam to Kiel, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Kiel is to train which takes 7 h 9 min and costs 40€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Kiel.
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  • Distance: 256.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Kiel, Germany?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Kiel via Osnabruck Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, and Hamburg Hbf in around 7 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Kiel via Hamburg in around 8 h 41 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
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 Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
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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 Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Neumünster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Neumünster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
hvv.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$51
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Kiel
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Amsterdam to Kiel train services, operated by HVV, arrive at Kiel Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Kiel is 551 km. It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to drive from Amsterdam to Kiel.

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Eurowings and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Kiel bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 492+ hotels available in Kiel. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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