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There are 10 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$100 - $160

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Night bus, train  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Karlsruhe to Nijmegen N94
  2. Take the train from Nijmegen to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity

$42 - $72

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Train via Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$118 - $176

Bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe Hbf to Amsterdam Amstel

$55 - $80

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam 346.9 miles

$80 - $130

Bus to Stuttgart, fly  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Amsterdam (AMS) STR - AMS

$54 - $249

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 38 min

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

$94 - $298

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Amsterdam (AMS) SXB - AMS

$116 - $459

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam (AMS) BSL - AMS

$94 - $275

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Amsterdam (AMS) ZRH - AMS

$136 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 8 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Amstel. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Amsterdam is 449 km. The road distance is 555 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 5 h 26 min and costs 90€ - 140€.

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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal takes 5 h 26 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Karlsruhe to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam is to train which takes 5 h 26 min and costs 90€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 8 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 280.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 5 h 26 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Train operators
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
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 Nijmegen to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe Hbf to Amsterdam Amstel
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Karlsruhe to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Karlsruhe to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Amsterdam Amstel station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Amsterdam is 555 km. It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to drive from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam.

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Eurowings, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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