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

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Train, line 350 bus  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Maastricht Intercity
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Vaals, Maastrichterlaan/Bosstraat 350

26€ - 57€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer to Maastricht 833 / ...

19€ - 26€

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerlen Intercity

27€ - 70€

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Vaals 229.9 km

30€ - 45€

Fly, train  •  4h 25m

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

123€ - 326€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Vaals is to bus which costs 18€ - 26€ and takes 5h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Vaals is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Vaals. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Vaals, Maastrichterlaan/Bosstraat via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer and Maastricht, Station Perron H. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Vaals is 195 km. The road distance is 229.9 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Vaals without a car is to train and line 350 bus which takes 3h 24m and costs 26€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m to get from Amsterdam to Vaals, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Vaals bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Vaals is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs 26€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 26€ and takes 5h 34m.

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

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Vaals.
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  • Distance: 194.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 24m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerlen hourly. Tickets cost 21€ - 50€ and the journey takes 2h 27m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer to Maastricht every 4 hours. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 3h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
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 Maastricht
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen Schanz
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Vaals, Maastrichterlaan/Bosstraat
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
arriva.nl
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Vaals is 230 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Amsterdam to Vaals.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 1055+ hotels available in Vaals. Prices start at 87€ 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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