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There are 7 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 Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam Centraal

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Amsterdam

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam

Fly Berlin Brandenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol

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

Train to Dresden, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

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

Fly Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Amsterdam is around 6h 37m and covers a distance of around 635 km. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam train service departs from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

11 Weekly Trains
6h 37m Average Duration
€100 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

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

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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, returning to Germany from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 9 Jan 2023
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam is to bus which costs €30 - €55 and takes 11h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam is to fly which costs €45 - €220 and takes 4h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart twice daily, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 37m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Amsterdam is 575 km. The road distance is 655.3 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 6h 37m and costs €100 - €150.

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The train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam Centraal takes 6h 37m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6h 37m and costs €100 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €55 and takes 11h 30m, you could also fly, which costs €45 - €220 and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 574.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 37m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam Centraal twice daily. Tickets cost €100 - €150 and the journey takes 6h 37m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Amsterdam Sloterdijk 3 times a day. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 10h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Flights from Dresden to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €470
Flights from Dresden to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Train operators
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 Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Dresden Neustadt station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Flixtrain
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
VIAS Rail 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 Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €35
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
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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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam is 655 km. It takes approximately 6h 15m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam.

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easyJet, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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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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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs €2 - €21.

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