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There are 6 ways to get from Bremen to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  2h 28m

  1. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRE - AMS

93€ - 430€

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Bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bremen to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Berlin > Hamburg > Bremen > Leer > Groningen > Amsterdam Sloterdijk / ...

13€ - 24€

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Train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ic

69€ - 147€

Train, bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb) Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oldenburg central bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N1386

25€ - 70€

Rideshare  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bremen to Amsterdam 352.7 km

22€

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Bremen to Amsterdam 354.1 km

40€ - 65€

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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

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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
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Sint Maarten, Iceland, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba and Portugal
  • 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, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Sint Maarten, Iceland and Portugal

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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: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bremen to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 13€ - 24€ and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Bremen to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 90€ - 430€ and takes 2h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bremen and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bremen to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Bremen Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Osnabrueck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Bremen and Amsterdam is 275 km. The road distance is 354.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 4h 50m and costs 65€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 2h 28m to get from Bremen to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Bremen to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Bremen station.

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

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The best way to get from Bremen to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 2h 28m and costs 90€ - 430€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 150€ and takes 4h 50m, you could also bus, which costs 13€ - 24€ and takes 5h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Bremen to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 275.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 28m

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

KLM flies from Bremen to Amsterdam twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bremen to Amsterdam via Osnabrueck Hbf in around 4h 50m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
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 Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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 Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bremen central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
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 Bremen to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
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 Bremen central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Oldenburg central bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
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 Bremen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Bremen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Bremen to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bremen to Amsterdam is 354 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Bremen to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Bremen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Bremen to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Bremen to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 2293+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bremen 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 Bremen to Bremen Airport is to line 6 tram which takes 10 min and costs .

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