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

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Train  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

40€ - 60€

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Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N20 / ...

7€ - 17€

4 alternative options

Train via Venlo  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo Sneltrein / ...
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Amsterdam Zuid Intercity

23€ - 53€

Rideshare  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam 228.7 km

11€ - 21€

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam 229.9 km

30€ - 50€

Fly  •  2h 25m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DUS - AMS

73€ - 312€

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 7€ - 17€ and takes 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Amsterdam is 182 km. The road distance is 229.9 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs 40€ - 60€.

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The train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Düsseldorf to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 17€ and takes 3h, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 320€ and takes 2h 25m.

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  • Distance: 182.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal 5 times a day. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 2h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk every 4 hours. Tickets cost 13€ - 17€ and the journey takes 3h. RegioJet also services this route once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Train operators
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
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 Venlo to Amsterdam Zuid
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Bus operators
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 Düsseldorf to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
RegioJet
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 Düsseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 21€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Düsseldorf to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Düsseldorf to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Amsterdam is 230 km. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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

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There are 2693+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 2€ - 60€.

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