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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Kiel by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg central bus station
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Kiel Interims-ZOB

Train via Osnabrück

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrück Hbf
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

Night bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Bremen
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Tostedt
  3. Take the train from Tostedt to Hamburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Kiel

Fly to Hamburg, train

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

Fly to Bremen, train

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

Fly to Hannover, train

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

Amsterdam to Kiel by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Kiel is around 6h 29m and covers a distance of around 593 km. This includes an average layover time of around 25 min. The fastest train normally takes 6h 22m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity, DB Fernverkehr AG and others, the Amsterdam to Kiel train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Kiel Hbf. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 4m
Layover time:
25 min
Total time:
6h 29m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
6h 22m
Train distance:
593 km
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
€86
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:00
Last train departs at:
17:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Kiel train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Kiel is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Kiel is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €75 - €480 and takes 4h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Leidseplein and arriving at Kiel Interims-ZOB via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 4m.

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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 Osnabrueck Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 32m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Kiel is 410 km. The road distance is 552.9 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Kiel without a car is to train which takes 6h 32m and costs €45 - €200.

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It takes approximately 6h 32m to get from Amsterdam to Kiel, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Kiel bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport 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 6h 32m and costs €45 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Kiel.
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  • Distance: 409.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 32m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Kiel via Osnabrueck Hbf and Hamburg Hbf in around 6h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Kiel via Schiphol, Airport, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, and Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB in around 10h 4m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €450
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €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 Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Bahn DE
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
HVV
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
HVV
metronom
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Tostedt
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Tostedt to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg central bus station to Kiel interim central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
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.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Kiel Interims-ZOB
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Bremen
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Amsterdam to Kiel bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Kiel Interims-ZOB station.

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Amsterdam to Kiel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Kiel Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Kiel is 553 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Amsterdam to Kiel.

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

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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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