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

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Bus Arriva NL  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Leer, ZOB Bahnhof to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg 100

$47 - $72

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Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Leer to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075

$31 - $50

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Papenburg(Ems) to Rheine Ic
  2. Take the train from Rheine to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity

$54 - $88

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Papenburg to Amsterdam 156 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Bremen, fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRE - AMS

$101 - $389

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Papenburg(Ems) to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS

$134 - $344

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The cheapest way to get from Papenburg to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Papenburg to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Papenburg to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Papenburg(Ems) and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Rheine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Papenburg and Amsterdam is 187 km. The road distance is 249.6 km.

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The best way to get from Papenburg to Amsterdam without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Papenburg to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Papenburg to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Papenburg(Ems) station.

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The best way to get from Papenburg to Amsterdam is to bus which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Bremen Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Papenburg to Amsterdam is 250 km. It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to drive from Papenburg to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Bremen Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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  • Distance: 116.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

Arriva NL operates a bus from Papenburg to Amsterdam once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Papenburg to Amsterdam via Rheine in around 4 h 38 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Papenburg(Ems) to Rheine
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Papenburg(Ems) to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
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 Rheine to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leer, ZOB Bahnhof to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arriva.nl
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leer to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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