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There are 5 ways to get from Netherlands to Westerstede by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Groningen Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Groningen central station to Westerstede central bus station 244

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Bus  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB N1386 / ...

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rheine Ic
  2. Take the train from Rheine to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic / ...

Train via Osnabrück  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrück Hbf 77
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb) Re / ...

Drive  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Westerstede 298.9 km

Netherlands to Westerstede by subway, train and bus

The journey time between Netherlands and Westerstede is around 4h 33m and covers a distance of around 324 km. This includes an average layover time of around 40 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 33m. Operated by GVB, Dutch Railways (NS) and FlixBus-de, the Netherlands to Westerstede service departs from Amsterdam, Rokin and arrives in Westerstede central bus station. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 53m
Layover time:
40 min
Total time:
4h 33m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 33m
Journey distance:
324 km
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:57
Last service departs at:
08:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Netherlands to Westerstede subway, train and bus schedules

Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Netherlands.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Westerstede is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Westerstede is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Westerstede is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Netherlands to Westerstede is to bus which costs €18 - €23 and takes 6h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Netherlands to Westerstede is to drive which costs €35 - €60 and takes 3h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Netherlands to Westerstede. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Buiten Brouwersstraat and arriving at Westerstede ZOB via Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 21m.

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The distance between Netherlands and Westerstede is 169 km. The road distance is 298.9 km.

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The best way to get from Netherlands to Westerstede without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 38m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 38m to get from Netherlands to Westerstede, including transfers.

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Netherlands to Westerstede bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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The best way to get from Netherlands to Westerstede is to train which takes 5h 53m and costs €50 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €23 and takes 6h 21m.

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Netherlands to Westerstede bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Netherlands to Westerstede is 299 km. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from Netherlands to Westerstede.

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Map of how to get from Netherlands to Westerstede.
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  • Distance: 168.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 38m

What companies run services between Netherlands and Westerstede, Germany?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Westerstede via Rheine, Leer(Ostfriesl), Westerstede-Ocholt, and Ocholt Bahnhof in around 5h 53m. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB twice daily, and the journey takes 4h. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Train operators
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 Amsterdam Zuid to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €29
1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rheine
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €29
1st Class
€30 - €50
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 Rheine to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
WestfalenBahn
Website
delfi.de
Train from Rheine, Bahnhof to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Rheine to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Rheine, Bahnhof to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.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 Rheine to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Groningen central station to Westerstede central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Oldenburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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