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

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Train via Berlin-Spandau  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Berlin-Spandau to Amsterdam Centraal Ic

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Rideshare  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Amsterdam 654.6 km

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Train  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam Centraal 77

Train #2  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ic

Bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the bus from U Alexanderplatz to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N44

Drive  •  6h 20m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Amsterdam 658.4 km

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 19m

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

Train to Hannover, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin-Spandau to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAJ - AMS

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 24m

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

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 54m

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

Berlin (State) to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Berlin (State) and Amsterdam is around 6h 41m and covers a distance of around 640 km. This includes an average layover time of around 12 min. The fastest train normally takes 6h 33m. Operated by ODEG, S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Berlin (State) to Amsterdam train service departs from Berlin Alexanderplatz and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 36 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 29m
Layover time:
12 min
Total time:
6h 41m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
6h 33m
Train distance:
640 km
Trains per week:
36
Cheapest price:
€102
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:17
Last train departs at:
16:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin (State) to Amsterdam train schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

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

  • 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), Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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 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: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin (State) to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs €30 - €50 and takes 7h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin (State) to Amsterdam is to fly which costs €40 - €170 and takes 4h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from U Alexanderplatz and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin (State) to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Berlin Alexanderplatz and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Berlin-Spandau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 30m.

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The distance between Berlin (State) and Amsterdam is 577 km. The road distance is 658.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin (State) to Amsterdam without a car is to train via Berlin-Spandau which takes 7h 30m and costs €100 - €160.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Berlin (State) to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Berlin (State) to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from U Alexanderplatz station.

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Berlin (State) to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Berlin-Spandau station.

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The best way to get from Berlin (State) to Amsterdam is to train via Berlin-Spandau which takes 7h 30m and costs €100 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11h 35m, you could also fly, which costs €40 - €170 and takes 4h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin (State) to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 576.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Berlin (State), Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Berlin-Spandau to Amsterdam Centraal every 4 hours. Tickets cost €100 - €150 and the journey takes 6h 8m. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from U Alexanderplatz to Amsterdam Sloterdijk once daily, and the journey takes 11h 35m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
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-Spandau to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin-Spandau to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S Spandau Bhf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.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 Berlin-Spandau to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin-Spandau to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from U Alexanderplatz to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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.

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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 (State) to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin (State) to Amsterdam is 658 km. It takes approximately 6h 20m to drive from Berlin (State) to Amsterdam.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin (State) 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 (State) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs €2 - €4.

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