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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 26m

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

100€ - 150€

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Bus  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk Berlin - Amsterdam / ...

19€ - 40€

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Rideshare  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Amsterdam 654.6 km

30€ - 50€

Drive  •  6h 14m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Amsterdam 655.5 km

80€ - 120€

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 16m

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

49€ - 200€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 28m

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

85€ - 301€

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 53m

  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

91€ - 294€

Berlin to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Amsterdam is around 6h 24m and covers a distance of around 635 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 16m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Berlin to Amsterdam train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Amsterdam train schedules

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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: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Aruba, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Singapore, United Kingdom and Sint Maarten

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Portugal, Rwanda, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea and Thailand

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 13 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 4h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin Central Bus Station station and arriving at Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. 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 four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 26m.

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The distance between Berlin and Amsterdam is 577 km. The road distance is 655.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin 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 four hours.

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Berlin to Amsterdam bus services, operated by CityBusExpress, depart from Berlin Central Bus Station.

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Berlin 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 to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6h 26m and costs 100€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 10h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 4h 16m.

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  • Distance: 577.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 26m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal every 4 hours. Tickets cost 100€ - 150€ and the journey takes 6h 26m. Alternatively, CityBusExpress operates a bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk once daily. Tickets cost 27€ - 40€ and the journey takes 10h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
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 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
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 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
Bus operators
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
CityBusExpress
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Central Bus Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 to Amsterdam bus services, operated by CityBusExpress, arrive at Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk station.

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

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

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

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Book your Berlin to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Berlin to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 754+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin 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 to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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