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

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Train  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Oberhausen Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

38€ - 105€

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Rideshare  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Amsterdam 238.8 km

11€ - 16€

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Train via Arnhem  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Oberhausen Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund central bus station to Düsseldorf central bus station K1950 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Amsterdam, Sloterdijk RegioJet

18€ - 23€

Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Amsterdam 239.2 km

29€ - 45€

Train, fly  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DUS - AMS

66€ - 311€

Dortmund to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Dortmund and Amsterdam is around 2h 55m and covers a distance of around 236 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 55m. Operated by Eurobahn, Abellio, National Express and others, the Dortmund to Amsterdam train service departs from Dortmund Hbf and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 47 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 2h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund station to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Dortmund central bus station and arriving at Amsterdam, Sloterdijk via Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Oberhausen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 34m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Amsterdam is 201 km. The road distance is 239.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs 35€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3h 34m to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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Dortmund to Amsterdam train services, operated by Eurobahn, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs 35€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 24€ and takes 8h 20m.

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  • Distance: 200.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 34m

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Amsterdam via Oberhausen Hbf in around 3h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Amsterdam via Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. in around 8h 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
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Eurobahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Eurobahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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 Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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 Oberhausen Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Oberhausen Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
22€ - 35€
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 Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 60€
Comfort
55€ - 70€
Premium
55€ - 80€
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 Dortmund central bus station to Düsseldorf central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
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
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 Dortmund to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
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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Dortmund to Amsterdam bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Amsterdam, Sloterdijk station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Amsterdam is 239 km. It takes approximately 2h 24m to drive from Dortmund to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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