Duration 4h 59m
Distance 551.1 km
Average price 120€
Possible routes 8 found

There are 8 ways to get from Kiel to Amsterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 33m

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

54€ - 206€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075 / ...

24€ - 39€

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Amsterdam

25€ - 101€

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Kiel to Amsterdam 551.1 km

75€ - 120€

Train to Hamburg, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 9m

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

53€ - 222€

Train, train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 59m

  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

68€ - 454€

Train, train to Hannover, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 56m

  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

92€ - 423€

Train to Hamburg, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 21m

  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

89€ - 319€

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Kiel to Amsterdam? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 10h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Kiel to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 460€ and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kiel to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Kiel and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 10m.

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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 Osnabruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 33m.

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The distance between Kiel and Amsterdam is 410 km. The road distance is 551.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 7h 33m and costs 50€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 7h 33m to get from Kiel to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Kiel to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kiel station.

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Kiel to Amsterdam train services, operated by HVV, depart from Kiel Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Amsterdam is to train which takes 7h 33m and costs 50€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 10h 10m.

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

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Kiel to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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

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Eurowings and KLM offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 2386+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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What companies run services between Kiel and Amsterdam?

You can take a train from Kiel to Amsterdam via Hamburg Hbf and Osnabruck Hbf in around 7h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kiel to Amsterdam via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB in around 10h 10m.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€

About Eurowings

Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 390€

About KLM

Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 750€
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 230€

About Lufthansa

Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Train operators
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€

About HVV

Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV

Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€

About Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn

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).

Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 25€

About Deutsche Bahn Regional

Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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.

Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€

About Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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.

Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€

About Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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.

Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 55€

About Dutch Railways (NS)

Train from Osnabruck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 55€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 55€

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.

Bus operators
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 65€
Bus from Hamburg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 65€
Website
eurolines.de
Low
21€
High
44€

Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Bus from Kiel to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€

About Blablabus

Bus from Hamburg to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam may be small but it packs a mighty punch. The Dutch capital is the epitome of cool – take a bike tour around the city, go for a canal cruise through picturesque neighbourhoods or set up with a picnic and a spot of people watching in Vondelpark. Culture aficionados will enjoy a day at the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, while history buffs will definitely want to visit the Anne Frank House. Drink a Dutch beer in trendy Leidseplein, witness a display of ‘total football’ at an Ajax Amsterdam game and dig into some distinctly Dutch food like poffertjes, bitterballen and stroopwafels.

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