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

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Train  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf Ic

50€ - 120€

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Bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Berlin, Berlin central bus station N1325 / ...

29€ - 45€

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Rideshare  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Berlin 655.9 km

31€ - 34€

Drive  •  6h 10m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Berlin Hbf 657.8 km

80€ - 120€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 10m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) AMS - BER

48€ - 202€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) DUS - BER

66€ - 293€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel  •  14h

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) AMS - TXL

120€ - 359€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CGN - BER

65€ - 282€

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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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
This applies to all arrivals by air

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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

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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 Berlin is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Berlin 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, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Germany.

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Last updated: 11 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 31€ - 34€ and takes 7h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Berlin is to fly. Taking this option will cost 45€ - 210€ and takes 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Berlin, Berlin central bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 22m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Berlin is 577 km. The road distance is 657.8 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs 50€ - 120€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf takes 6h 22m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Amsterdam to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Berlin train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Berlin is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs 50€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 9h 40m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 577.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 50€ - 120€ and the journey takes 6h 22m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Berlin, Berlin central bus station once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 9h 40m. CityBusExpress also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
12h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 380€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
12h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
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 Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
50€ - 70€
1st Class
85€ - 120€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 60€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk to Berlin Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
CityBusExpress
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Berlin
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
31€ - 34€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Amsterdam to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Berlin is 658 km. It takes approximately 6h 10m to drive from Amsterdam to Berlin.

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easyJet and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Berlin train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Amsterdam to Berlin bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 4193+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Berlin. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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