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There are 5 ways to get from Arnhem to Emden by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Zutphen to Hengelo
  2. Take the train from Salzbergen to Emden Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Arnhem central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen
  3. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer(Ostfriesl)

Drive

  1. Drive from Arnhem to Emden

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE)
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hbf

Arnhem to Emden by train

225 Weekly Trains
4h 8m Average Duration
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Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: China

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • There are no current restrictions
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  • There are no current restrictions
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: China
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

There are no current restrictions

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Yes, entry into Germany is currently allowed from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Emden is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Emden is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Emden is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 24 Jan 2023
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The cheapest way to get from Arnhem to Emden is to bus which costs €27 - €50 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Arnhem to Emden is to drive which costs €45 - €75 and takes 2h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Arnhem to Emden. However, there are services departing from Arnhem Centraal and arriving at Emden Hbf via Zutphen, Hengelo and Salzbergen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 8m.

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The distance between Arnhem and Emden is 177 km. The road distance is 259.9 km.

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The best way to get from Arnhem to Emden without a car is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Arnhem to Emden, including transfers.

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Arnhem to Emden train services, operated by Blauwnet, depart from Zutphen station.

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The best way to get from Arnhem to Emden is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €50 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bremen Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Arnhem to Emden train services, operated by WestfalenBahn GmbH, arrive at Emden Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Arnhem to Emden.
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  • Distance: 177.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 8m

What companies run services between Arnhem, Netherlands and Emden, Germany?

You can take a train from Arnhem to Emden via Zutphen, Hengelo, and Salzbergen in around 4h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arnhem to Emden via Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB, and Leer(Ostfriesl) in around 6h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Train operators
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zutphen to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Blauwnet
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Salzbergen to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
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 Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €17
1st Class
€19 - €27
Train from Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
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 Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Bus 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
Bus from Groningen to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Arnhem central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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.
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Yes, the driving distance between Arnhem to Emden is 260 km. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Arnhem to Emden.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bremen Airport.

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