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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$75 - $116

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Rideshare  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bielefeld to Amsterdam 182.1 miles

$15 - $23

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Bad Oeynhausen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N67

$35 - $49

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Rheine Stoptrein RB61
  2. Take the train from Rheine to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity

$35 - $57

Train via Hengelo  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hengelo Stoptrein RB61
  2. Take the train from Hengelo to Amsterdam Zuid Intercity

$39 - $64

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Bielefeld to Amsterdam 183 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS

$117 - $321

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The cheapest way to get from Bielefeld to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bielefeld to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bielefeld to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Bielefeld Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between Bielefeld and Amsterdam is 252 km. The road distance is 292.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bielefeld to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 65€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Bielefeld to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Bielefeld to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Bielefeld Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Bielefeld to Amsterdam is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 65€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Bielefeld to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 157.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Bielefeld to Amsterdam via Duisburg Hbf in around 4 h 26 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bielefeld to Amsterdam 3 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $40
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Rheine
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
eurobahn.de
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 Rheine to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Amsterdam Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bad Oeynhausen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bielefeld to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bielefeld to Amsterdam is 293 km. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Bielefeld to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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There are 2541+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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

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