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

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Train  •  3h 39m

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

42€ - 128€

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Rideshare  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Amsterdam 240.3 km

11€ - 15€

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Bus  •  3h 55m

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

15€ - 19€

Train via Arnhem  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Amsterdam 241.6 km

30€ - 50€

Train, fly  •  3h 8m

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

76€ - 309€

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 11€ - 15€ and takes 2h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 18m.

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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 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 55m.

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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 3h 39m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Amsterdam is 201 km. The road distance is 241.6 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs 40€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m 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 Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs 40€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 19€ and takes 3h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 200.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 39m

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Amsterdam via Duisburg Hbf in around 3h 39m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 3 times a day. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 3h 55m.

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 Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
National Express Rail
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
22€ - 35€
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 to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dortmund to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
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 FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, 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 242 km. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Dortmund to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Dortmund to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio, Omio and two other operators.

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Book your Dortmund to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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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 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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