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

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$44 - $91

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Rideshare  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Amsterdam 150.2 miles

$13 - $18

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Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 056

$15 - $27

Train via Arnhem Centraal  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof Re3
  2. Take the train from Oberhausen-Sterkrade to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Amstel

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Amsterdam 150.5 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  3 h 31 min

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

$85 - $296

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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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 Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Amsterdam is 201 km. The road distance is 240.8 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 15 min.

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

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

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  • Distance: 125.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Amsterdam via Duisburg Hbf in around 3 h 33 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Amsterdam 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Oberhausen-Sterkrade to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.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 Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Amstel
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Amsterdam is 241 km. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Dortmund to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Dortmund to Amsterdam train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Dortmund to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2563+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Dortmund and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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