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There are 10 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk

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Bus via S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof

  1. Take the bus from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Amsterdam

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal

Train to Dresden, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN)
  2. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Amsterdam Centraal

Train to Hannover, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Anguilla, Armenia, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Georgia, Haiti, Montenegro, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Singapore, Somalia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Venezuela
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Anguilla, Armenia, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Eswatini, Georgia, Haiti, Lesotho, Malawi, Montenegro, Namibia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Venezuela and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Germany.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 1 Dec 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam is to bus which costs €21 - €27 and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam is to fly which costs €40 - €220 and takes 4h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin - Central Train Station station and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 26m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Amsterdam is 575 km. The road distance is 655.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 6h 26m and costs €100 - €150.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal takes 6h 26m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Train Station.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6h 26m and costs €100 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €27 and takes 10h 30m, you could also fly, which costs €40 - €220 and takes 4h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 574.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 26m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal every 2 hours. Tickets cost €100 - €150 and the journey takes 6h 26m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk 4 times a week. Tickets cost €21 - €27 and the journey takes 10h 30m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €470
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Dresden to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €470
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €470
Flights from Dresden to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Dresden to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €120
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €85
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 S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Hanover central station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Blablabus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam is 655 km. It takes approximately 6h 14m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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