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There are 8 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

€95 - €130

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Karlsruhe to Duisburg
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N20 / ...

€25 - €33

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Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam 552 km

€65 - €100

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  5h 9m

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

€83 - €314

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4h 39m

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

€81 - €264

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  4h 46m

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

€157 - €533

Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 55m

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

€74 - €260

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  7h 21m

  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 Schiphol (AMS) ZRH - AMS

€97 - €309

Karlsruhe to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Karlsruhe and Amsterdam is around 5h 7m and covers a distance of around 553 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 58m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Karlsruhe to Amsterdam train service departs from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 7m
Fastest train time:
4h 58m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€95
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
17:00
Last train departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Karlsruhe to Amsterdam train schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • There are no current restrictions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Yes, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam is to bus and ferry and bus which costs €24 - €35 and takes 9h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs €80 - €270 and takes 4h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Duisburg central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 17m.

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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 5h 30m.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Amsterdam is 449 km. The road distance is 552 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs €95 - €130.

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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal takes 5h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Karlsruhe to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Karlsruhe station.

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

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 448.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 30m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal once daily. Tickets cost €95 - €130 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €900
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €420
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €310
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €900
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €3500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €370
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €28
1st Class
€30 - €50
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Karlsruhe to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Duisburg central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Amsterdam is 552 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam.

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

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