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There are 10 ways to get from Leipzig to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ic

€137 - €195

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Bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig central train station to Duisburg central train station 1304
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N20 / ...

€36 - €44

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Train via Enschede  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Melle Re
  3. Take the train from Melle to Hengelo Re
  4. Take the train from Hengelo to Amsterdam Zuid

€82 - €130

Rideshare  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the rideshare from Leipzig to Amsterdam 654.3 km

€39

Drive  •  5h 48m

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Amsterdam 654.1 km

€80 - €120

Fly Leipzig to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LEJ - AMS

€55 - €239

Train to Dresden, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DRS - AMS

€137 - €378

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BER - AMS

€53 - €321

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

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

€181 - €488

Fly Leipzig to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LEJ - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal

€136 - €320

Leipzig to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Leipzig and Amsterdam is around 8h 18m and covers a distance of around 646 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 8m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Leipzig to Amsterdam train service departs from Leipzig Hbf and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 24 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 18m
Fastest train time:
7h 8m
Trains per week:
24
Cheapest price:
€137
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:41
Last train departs at:
20:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leipzig to Amsterdam train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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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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The cheapest way to get from Leipzig to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs €39 and takes 7h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Leipzig to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs €130 - €380 and takes 5h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leipzig station to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Leipzig central train station and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Duisburg central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leipzig to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Hannover Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 5m.

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The distance between Leipzig and Amsterdam is 526 km. The road distance is 654.1 km.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 8h 5m and costs €130 - €200.

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It takes approximately 8h 5m to get from Leipzig to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Leipzig to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Leipzig central train station.

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

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Amsterdam is to train which takes 8h 5m and costs €130 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €45 and takes 9h 40m, you could also fly, which costs €55 - €240 and takes 6h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Leipzig to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 526.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 5m

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

You can take a train from Leipzig to Amsterdam via Hannover Hbf in around 8h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leipzig to Amsterdam via Duisburg central train station in around 9h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Leipzig to Amsterdam Schiphol via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €270
Flights from Leipzig to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Flights from Dresden to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Flights from Leipzig to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Leipzig to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Flights from Dresden to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €90
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Train operators
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 Leipzig Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Braunschweig Hbf to Melle
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Melle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Eurobahn
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 Hengelo to Amsterdam Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €24
1st Class
€29 - €40
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 Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
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 Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
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
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 Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
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 Leipzig central train station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Duisburg central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leipzig to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€39
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leipzig to Amsterdam is 654 km. It takes approximately 5h 48m to drive from Leipzig to Amsterdam.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Leipzig and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Leipzig Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs €4 - €6.

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