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There are 5 ways to get from Esbjerg to Amsterdam by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus, fly  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Esbjerg Busterminal to Billund Lufthavn / Billund Airport
  2. Fly from Billund (BLL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BLL - AMS

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Train, bus  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the train from Esbjerg St. to Kolding St. Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kolding bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N844

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Train via Hamburg  •  10h 47m

  1. Take the train from Esbjerg St. to Kolding St. Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Kolding St. to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ic

Train  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the train from Esbjerg St. to Tønder St. Ra / ...
  2. Take the train from Niebuell to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ic

Drive  •  6h 54m

  1. Drive from Esbjerg to Amsterdam 762.3 km

Esbjerg to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Esbjerg and Amsterdam is around 12h 54m and covers a distance of around 821 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 26m. The fastest train normally takes 10h 34m. Operated by Danish Railways (DSB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Esbjerg to Amsterdam train service departs from Esbjerg St. and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
8h 28m
Layover time:
4h 26m
Total time:
12h 54m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
10h 34m
Train distance:
821 km
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
€142
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:26
Last train departs at:
16:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Esbjerg to Amsterdam train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Esbjerg to Amsterdam is to train and bus which costs 300 kr - 410 kr and takes 10h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Esbjerg to Amsterdam is to bus and fly which costs 450 kr - 1800 kr and takes 4h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Esbjerg to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Esbjerg St. and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Kolding St., Hamburg Hbf and Osnabrueck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 47m.

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The distance between Esbjerg and Amsterdam is 416 km. The road distance is 762.3 km.

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The best way to get from Esbjerg to Amsterdam without a car is to train via Hamburg which takes 10h 47m and costs 800 kr - 1700 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 39m to get from Esbjerg to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Esbjerg to Amsterdam train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from Esbjerg St. station.

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The quickest flight from Billund Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Esbjerg to Amsterdam is 762 km. It takes approximately 6h 54m to drive from Esbjerg to Amsterdam.

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  • Distance: 415.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 39m

What companies run services between Esbjerg, Denmark and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Esbjerg to Amsterdam via Kolding St., Hamburg Hbf, and Osnabrueck Hbf in around 10h 47m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Billund to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Billund to Amsterdam Schiphol via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Esbjerg St. to Kolding St.
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Kolding St. to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Niebuell to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
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 Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Niebüll to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Arriva DK
Phone
+45 70 80 44 44
Email
kundeservice@arriva.dk
Website
arriva.dk
Train from Esbjerg St. to Tønder St.
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Arriva DK
Arriva Danmark
Website
delfi.de
Train from Esbjerg st to Toender st
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Kolding bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Kolding bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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