There are 6 ways to get from Lokeren to Amsterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Lokeren to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

$52 - $80

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Bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 802 / ...

$16 - $25

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Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct

$30 - $49

Train Dutch Railways (NS) #2  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Lokeren to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Essen L / ...
  3. Take the train from Roosendaal to Amsterdam Centraal

$36 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Lokeren to Amsterdam 124.2 miles

$30 - $45

Train, fly  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lokeren to Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS

$79 - $264

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The cheapest way to get from Lokeren to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 13€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lokeren to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 1 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lokeren to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Lokeren Markt and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Ghent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lokeren to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Lokeren and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Lokeren and Amsterdam is 154 km. The road distance is 198.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lokeren to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Lokeren to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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Lokeren to Amsterdam train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Lokeren station.

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The best way to get from Lokeren to Amsterdam is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs 40€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Lokeren to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 96.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

What companies run services between Lokeren, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Lokeren to Amsterdam via Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2 h 41 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lokeren to Amsterdam 5 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Lokeren to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Essen
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Train from Lokeren to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $100
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 Antwerpen-Berchem to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Roosendaal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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
Bus from Ghent to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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