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

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Train  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rheine Ic
  2. Take the train from Rheine to Meppen Ic / ...

39€ - 97€

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leer 075 / ...
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Meppen Ic / ...

30€ - 73€

2 alternative options

Train via Enschede  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Hengelo
  2. Take the train from Hengelo to Rheine Ic
  3. Take the train from Rheine to Meppen Ic / ...

40€ - 115€

Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Meppen 215.2 km

28€ - 45€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Meppen is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Meppen is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Meppen. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Meppen via Rheine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Meppen is 166 km. The road distance is 215.2 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Meppen without a car is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs 35€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Amsterdam to Meppen, including transfers.

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

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Amsterdam to Meppen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Meppen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Meppen is 215 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Amsterdam to Meppen.

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  • Distance: 166.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Meppen via Rheine in around 4h 10m.

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 Rheine
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Amsterdam Zuid to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
Train from Hengelo to Rheine
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 23€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Rheine to Meppen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Meppen
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Rheine to Meppen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Meppen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Rheine
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
eurobahn.de
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, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leer
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Leer
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus

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