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Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Oberhausen Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

€42 - €110

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Bus  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund central bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N885 / ...

€22 - €27

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Train via Venlo  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Schwerte(Ruhr) to Venlo Re
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Amsterdam Zuid Intercity

€28 - €59

Train via Arnhem  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Oberhausen Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Schwerte to Amsterdam 250.4 km

€30 - €45

Train, fly  •  3h 31m

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

€83 - €243

Schwerte to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Schwerte and Amsterdam is around 3h 52m and covers a distance of around 254 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 38m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Eurobahn, Abellio and others, the Schwerte to Amsterdam train service departs from Schwerte(Ruhr) and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 54 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 52m
Fastest train time:
3h 38m
Train distance:
254 km
Trains per week:
54
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:20
Last train departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Schwerte to Amsterdam train schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curaçao, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Germany.

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Schwerte to Amsterdam is to bus which costs €21 - €28 and takes 7h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Schwerte to Amsterdam is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schwerte to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Schwerte(Ruhr) and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Dortmund Hbf and Oberhausen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Schwerte and Amsterdam is 211 km. The road distance is 250.4 km.

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The best way to get from Schwerte to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs €40 - €110.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Schwerte to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Schwerte to Amsterdam train services, operated by Eurobahn, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Schwerte to Amsterdam is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs €40 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €28 and takes 7h 23m.

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

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Map of how to get from Schwerte to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 210.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 3m

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

You can take a train from Schwerte to Amsterdam via Dortmund Hbf and Oberhausen Hbf in around 4h 3m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund central bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk 3 times a day. Tickets cost €18 - €22 and the journey takes 6h 5m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Train operators
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Eurobahn
Train from Schwerte(Ruhr) to Venlo
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Eurobahn
Train from Schwerte(Ruhr) to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Eurobahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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 Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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 Oberhausen Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Venlo to Amsterdam Zuid
Ave. Duration
2h
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
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €35
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Oberhausen Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Dortmund central bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Schwerte to Amsterdam is 250 km. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Schwerte to Amsterdam.

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