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There are 7 ways to get from Kiel to Amsterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ic

102€ - 206€

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Train, bus  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Groningen Main Train Station
  3. Take the train from Groningen to Amsterdam Zuid

52€ - 109€

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Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Kiel to Amsterdam 551 km

65€ - 100€

Train to Hamburg, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAM - AMS

55€ - 183€

Train, train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  3. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRE - AMS

88€ - 339€

Train, train to Hannover, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  3. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAJ - AMS

119€ - 359€

Train to Hamburg, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Dusseldorf (DUS) HAM - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal

96€ - 234€

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The cost-effective way to get from Kiel to Amsterdam is to train and bus, which costs 50€ - 110€ and takes 9h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Kiel to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 340€ and takes 4h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kiel to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Hamburg Hbf and Osnabrueck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 38m.

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The distance between Kiel and Amsterdam is 410 km. The road distance is 551 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 7h 38m and costs 100€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 7h 38m to get from Kiel to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Amsterdam is 551 km. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from Kiel to Amsterdam.

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  • Distance: 409.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 38m

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

You can take a train from Kiel to Amsterdam via Hamburg Hbf and Osnabrueck Hbf in around 7h 38m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 480€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
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 Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
HVV
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
HVV
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 Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
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
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 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
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 Groningen to Amsterdam Zuid
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
metronom
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Groningen Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl

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