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There are 7 ways to get from Schwerte to Amsterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Arnhem  •  4h 15m

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

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Bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen - Sofia Central Bus Station

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Train  •  4h 45m

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

Bus via Amsterdam Sloterdijk  •  7h 44m

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

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Schwerte to Amsterdam 250.4 km

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  3h 37m

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

Train to Hannover, fly  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Hamm to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAJ - AMS
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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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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • There are no current restrictions
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  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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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 recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is recommended.

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, returning to Germany from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Schwerte to Amsterdam is to bus which costs €12 - €18 and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Schwerte to Amsterdam is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schwerte to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Schwerte, Bahnhof and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Dortmund central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schwerte to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Schwerte and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Dortmund Hbf, Oberhausen Hbf and Arnhem Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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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 via Arnhem which takes 4h 15m and costs €35 - €100.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Schwerte to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Schwerte to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dortmund central bus station.

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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 via Arnhem which takes 4h 15m and costs €35 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €12 - €18 and takes 6h 3m.

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  • Distance: 210.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

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

You can take a train from Schwerte to Amsterdam via Dortmund Hbf, Oberhausen Hbf, and Arnhem Centraal in around 4h 15m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen once daily. Tickets cost €11 - €16 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €750
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
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
39 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
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
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 Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Oberhausen Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamm to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Oberhausen Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
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 Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €35
Train from Venlo to Amsterdam Zuid
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €25
1st Class
€30 - €45
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamm to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund central bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €22
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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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Schwerte to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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

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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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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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