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There are 11 ways to get from Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

101€ - 191€

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Train, night train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Koblenz Hbf Re
  2. Take the night train from Koblenz Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Nj

50€ - 71€

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Train via Dinslaken  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Koblenz Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Koblenz Hbf to Dinslaken Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Dinslaken to Arnhem Centraal Re
  4. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Train, bus  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière L40
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Drive  •  4h 46m

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam 488.3 km

60€ - 90€

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) FRA - AMS

87€ - 294€

Train, bus to Luxembourg, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Merzig(Saar)
  2. Take the bus from Merzig, Bahnhof to Kirchberg, Hugo Gernsback
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LUX - AMS

105€ - 239€

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) STR - AMS

91€ - 401€

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  4. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DUS - AMS

124€ - 398€

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  4. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
  5. Take the train from Breda to Amsterdam Centraal

113€ - 386€

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  4. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal

168€ - 405€

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

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

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The cheapest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam is to train and night train which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 7h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Mannheim Hbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 23m.

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The distance between Kaiserslautern and Amsterdam is 383 km. The road distance is 488.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 6h 23m and costs 100€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Kaiserslautern Hbf station.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam is 488 km. It takes approximately 4h 46m to drive from Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam.

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  • Distance: 383.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

You can take a train from Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam via Mannheim Hbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 6h 23m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 300€
Flights from Luxembourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Train operators
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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Merzig(Saar)
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 32€
1st Class
21€ - 25€
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 32€
1st Class
21€ - 25€
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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Railjet
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 28€
Website
Railjet
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Die Länderbahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Dinslaken
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dinslaken to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dinslaken Bahnhof to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
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)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
22€ - 35€
Train from Breda to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
1st Class
24€ - 35€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 20€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 20€
1st Class
25€ - 29€
Bus operators
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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 Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RGTR
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Merzig, Bahnhof to Kirchberg, Hugo Gernsback
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
0€
Website
Mobiliteit

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