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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Berlin by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 22m

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

50€ - 150€

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Bus  •  9h 40m

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

20€ - 40€

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Night bus  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the night bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Berlin 555

32€ - 52€

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

85€ - 130€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 23m

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

37€ - 153€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel  •  5h 58m

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

68€ - 276€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) DUS - TXL

66€ - 313€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  5h 26m

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

70€ - 286€

Train to Brussels, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BRU - BER

94€ - 368€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Berlin is to bus which costs 20€ - 40€ and takes 9h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Berlin is to fly which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 4h 23m.

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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 every two hours, 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€ - 150€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf takes 6h 22m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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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 Deutsche Bahn Intercity, 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€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 40€ and takes 9h 40m, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 4h 23m.

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  • Distance: 577.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf every 2 hours. Tickets cost 100€ - 150€ and the journey takes 6h 22m. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Berlin, Berlin central bus station twice daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 9h 40m. Blablabus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
90€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 4200€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 4200€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 470€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 90€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 180€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 370€
Train operators
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
50€ - 70€
1st Class
85€ - 120€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
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 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 60€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Berlin - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Night bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Berlin
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Eurolines FR
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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 20m.

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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 Deutsche Bahn Intercity, 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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KLM and easyJet 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 and FlixBus.

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There are 4199+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 87€ 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 18 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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