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There are 7 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam by train, bus, night train, 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  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Amsterdam, Sloterdijk RegioJet

10€ - 14€

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Train via Venlo  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Venlo Re
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Amsterdam Zuid Intercity

23€ - 53€

Night train  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the night train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Nj

17€ - 23€

Rideshare  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam 227.2 km

11€ - 23€

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam 227.5 km

28€ - 45€

Fly  •  2h 25m

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

63€ - 237€

Germany → Netherlands
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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

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 10€ - 14€ and takes 5h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs 40€ - 60€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. and arriving at Amsterdam, Sloterdijk. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every four hours, 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 227.5 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 every four hours.

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Düsseldorf to Amsterdam bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. 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 10€ - 14€ and takes 5h 20m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 240€ 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 every 4 hours. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 2h 20m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Amsterdam, Sloterdijk once daily. Tickets cost 10€ - 14€ and the journey takes 5h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Eurobahn
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
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Nightjet
Bus operators
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
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
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€ - 23€
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 RegioJet, arrive at 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 228 km. It takes approximately 2h 22m 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.

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

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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 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€ - 4€.

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