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

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Train via Duisburg  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

€74 - €122

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Train via Enschede  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Münster to Enschede Rb
  3. Take the train from Enschede to Amsterdam Zuid

€38 - €74

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Train  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Hamm(Westf)Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamm(Westf)Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ic

€65 - €144

Train, bus  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N20 / ...

€46 - €83

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Paderborn to Amsterdam 329.3 km

€40 - €60

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DUS - AMS

€127 - €302

Train to Hannover, fly  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Flughafen
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAJ - AMS

€139 - €451

Train, train to Bremen, fly  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  3. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRE - AMS

€84 - €404

Paderborn to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Paderborn and Amsterdam is around 4h 22m and covers a distance of around 348 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 17m. Operated by Abellio, ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Paderborn to Amsterdam train service departs from Paderborn Hbf and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 22m
Fastest train time:
4h 17m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:11
Last train departs at:
17:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paderborn to Amsterdam train schedules

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  • Face masks are mandatory
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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Paderborn to Amsterdam is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 3h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Paderborn to Amsterdam is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paderborn to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Paderborn Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 52m.

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It is 274 km from Paderborn to Amsterdam. It is approximately 329.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Paderborn to Amsterdam without a car is to train via Duisburg which takes 4h 52m and costs €70 - €130.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Paderborn to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Paderborn to Amsterdam train services, operated by Abellio, depart from Paderborn Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Paderborn to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paderborn to Amsterdam is 329 km. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from Paderborn to Amsterdam.

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  • Distance: 274.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 52m

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

You can take a train from Paderborn to Amsterdam via Duisburg Hbf in around 4h 52m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €430
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Train operators
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Hamm(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Hamm
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Paderborn Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Paderborn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Hamm(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamm(Westf)Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
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 Paderborn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Hamm(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Hamm(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Eurobahn
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Eurobahn
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 Münster to Enschede
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Hannover Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
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 Enschede to Amsterdam Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €25
1st Class
€30 - €45
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €60
Website
S-Bahn
2nd Class Flexpreis
€29 - €34
1st Class Flexpreis
€40 - €60
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Münster to Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Duisburg central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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