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There are 7 ways to get from Den Helder to Emden by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Den Oever, Busstation to Leeuwarden, Busstation
  2. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
  3. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer

Cheapest

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Den Helder to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Leer

Line 135 bus, bus, line 320 bus, train

  1. Take the line 135 bus from Den Helder, Station to Den Oever, Busstation
  2. Take the bus from Den Oever, Busstation to Leeuwarden, Busstation
  3. Take the line 320 bus from Leeuwarden, Busstation to Drachten, Transferium Oost
  4. Take the bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte
  5. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer
  6. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Emden Hbf

Train

  1. Take the train from Den Helder to Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rheine
  3. Take the train from Rheine, Bahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof

Train via Enschede

  1. Take the train from Den Helder to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Salzbergen to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof

Drive

  1. Drive from Den Helder to Emden

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Den Helder to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE)
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf
Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Netherlands.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Emden is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Emden is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Emden is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Germany.

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Den Helder to Emden is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Den Helder to Emden is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Den Helder to Emden. However, there are services departing from Den Helder and arriving at Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof via Amsterdam Centraal and Rheine, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 44m.

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The distance between Den Helder and Emden is 169 km. The road distance is 253.2 km.

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The best way to get from Den Helder to Emden without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 18m and costs €35 - €100.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Den Helder to Emden, including transfers.

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Den Helder to Emden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Den Helder station.

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

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Den Helder to Emden train services, operated by WestfalenBahn GmbH, arrive at Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Den Helder to Emden is 253 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Den Helder to Emden.

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  • Distance: 169.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

What companies run services between Den Helder, Netherlands and Emden, Germany?

You can take a train from Den Helder to Emden via Amsterdam Centraal, Rheine, and Rheine, Bahnhof in around 6h 44m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €490
Train operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
arriva.nl
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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Rheine to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Train from Rheine, Bahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Train from Salzbergen to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Rheine, Bahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €40
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Den Helder to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €28
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €28
Train from Den Helder to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €29
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €29
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rheine
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €29
1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Den Helder to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €21
1st Class
€25 - €35
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €22
1st Class
€26 - €40
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Den Oever, Busstation to Leeuwarden, Busstation
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leeuwarden, Busstation to Drachten, Transferium Oost
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Groningen, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
arriva.nl
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Leer
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus
Qbuzz
Phone
033 -4601580
Website
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Qbuzz
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Drachten to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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