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There are 9 ways to get from Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 42m

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

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Bus  •  11h 1m

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

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Bus via U Alexanderplatz  •  12h 55m

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

Rideshare  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Amsterdam 654.6 km

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station 653.9 km

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 32m

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

Train to Hannover, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 50m

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

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 37m

  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  •  7h 7m

  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

Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station by walk and train

The journey time between Brandenburg Gate and Amsterdam Centraal Station is around 6h 24m and covers a distance of around 636 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 16m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity and DB Fernverkehr AG, the Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station service departs from Brandenburg Gate and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 28 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
6h 24m
Fastest journey time:
6h 16m
Journey distance:
636 km
Services per week:
28
Cheapest price:
€100
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:34
Last service departs at:
16:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station walk and train schedules

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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
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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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, 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 Centraal Station is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam Centraal Station 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: 19 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station is to bus which costs €27 - €45 and takes 11h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station is to fly which costs €40 - €180 and takes 4h 32m.

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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 Brandenburg Gate and Amsterdam Centraal Station is 574 km. The road distance is 653.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station without a car is to train which takes 6h 42m 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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Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station is to train which takes 6h 42m and costs €100 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €45 and takes 11h 1m, you could also fly, which costs €40 - €180 and takes 4h 32m.

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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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Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Map of how to get from Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station.
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  • Distance: 574.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 42m

What companies run services between Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany and Amsterdam Centraal Station, 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. DB Fernverkehr AG also services this route every 4 hours. 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 13m
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, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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 Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €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+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
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 Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €70
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 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
0890715298
Website
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-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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Yes, the driving distance between Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station is 654 km. It takes approximately 6h 12m to drive from Brandenburg Gate to Amsterdam Centraal Station.

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

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There are 1789+ hotels available in Amsterdam Centraal Station. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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