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Amsterdam to Berlin by Bus


If you want to travel from Berlin to Amsterdam, the bus is a cheap and environment-friendly solution. During the 8-10 hour  bus ride (including stops), you will travel 656 kilometres. There are both day and night rides available, from multiple bus companies. Bus rides to Berlin booked well in advance can cost as little as €10,-, but on average you’ll spend somewhere between €30,- and €50,-. Although flying to Berlin is quicker, an estimated 90 minutes flight time, the bus is, in general, a lot cheaper, as well as less polluting to the environment.

Transport  Estimated Travel Time One-way € Sustainability
Train 6-h 21-min Low €39,- avg €70,- high €131,- High
Flight 1-h 30-min Low €80,- avg €120,- high €285,- Low
Bus 8h to – 10h Low €7,99 avg €25,- high €48,- High
Car 6-h 35-min Low €,- avg €,- high €,- Medium
Amsterdam to Berlin by bus

From kilometres of beautiful natural landscapes to impressive man-made sights, traveling with the bus from Amsterdam to Berlin is how you treat yourself to some of the best natural and man-made sights that the Netherlands and Germany have to offer.

Another plus, is that buses have the smallest ecological footprint of all motorised means of transport. A bus from Amsterdam to Berlin emits half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.

  1. Trains from Amsterdam to Berlin environmentally friendly way to travel within 6 hours and 21 minutes, with prices starting from €39,- up to €131,-.
  2. Flights from Amsterdam to Berlin the fastest way to get to Berlin. Travel in 1 hour and 30 minutes, with prices from €80,- up to €285,-.
  3. By bus from Amsterdam To Berlin the cheapest and environmental way to travel in 8 to 10 hours to Berlin. With prices starting from €7,99 up to €48,-
  4. By car from Amsterdam to Berlin a convenient way to use the perfect German autobahn, and also a pretty cheap way to travel if you go with more than 2 people.

Amsterdam to Berlin

A lot of tourists who come to Amsterdam also want to discover all the beauties of other European cities. Our task, as always is to provide them with all the information they need to make their journey from Amsterdam to Berlin an easy one. The distance from Amsterdam to Berlin is approximately 656 km if you’re travelling by car. Looking for a way to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with WiFi, this means that you can stream music, view your social media or work during your bus ride. That said, we recommend that you download some series or films before departure if your bus has a bad signal or is one of the few without WiFi. In this way, time flies and there is a lot of beautiful sights to see on the road, no matter how the WiFi connection is.

There are different ways to travel to Berlin and how you travel mainly depends on personal preferences and how much you’re willing to spend. Enjoy your best music playlist on your bus trip from Amsterdam to Berlin while indulging in kilometres of stunning views.

For more information on the best ways of travelling from Amsterdam to Berlin, please continue reading.

Amsterdam to Berlin by bus

Of all the available travel options from Amsterdam to Berlin, the bus is easily the cheapest travel option, a single ticket usually goes for approximately €29,-. It is also important to understand that the bus is usually the slowest means of getting to Berlin from Amsterdam. The distance from Amsterdam to Berlin is more than 600 kilometers, which is quite a bit – so a lot of sitting is required! The total journey from Amsterdam to Berlin takes about 10 hours and some bus companies make quick stops in certain European cities to drop passengers off and pick up new ones.

The busiest time of the week for traveling from Amsterdam to Berlin by bus is on Saturday. If you plan to travel during this time, make sure you book the tickets in time before they sell out. Wednesday is when the least number of bus tickets are booked. If you are looking for extra space, the bus leaving around this time is probably the least crowded.

Bus prices from Amsterdam to Berlin

There are many different German and Dutch bus carriers operating the Amsterdam to Berlin route. With most carriers, you have (if you book on time) a return ticket going for approximately €50,-. It is always a good idea to find out what the best deal is and compare at least different carriers before booking.

Bus carriers from Amsterdam to Berlin:

Here is a list of some bus carriers with regular departures from Amsterdam to Berlin. They usually depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk which is only 5 minutes by train from Amsterdam Central Station. The most popular bus carrier among tourists still remains Flixbus. It’s cheap, reliable but also takes a lot of time to arrive in Berlin. This is because it has to make stops in other German cities.

Note: Don’t forget to have your passport with you because you will need it when booking your ticket and when boarding the bus.

Below is a list of bus carriers operating the Amsterdam to Berlin route:

Flixbus
From €29,-
Departure from Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Enschede or Groningen
This well-known German bus service also offers many journeys between Berlin and other major German cities such as Hamburg, Dresden and Munich.

Eurolines (part of Flixbus)
From €9,- (excluding service costs – you usually come out more expensive)
Departure from Amsterdam Duivendrecht

BerlinLinienBus
From €19,-
Departure from Amsterdam

CityBusExpress
From €21,- (with the lowest price guarantee)
Departure from Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Enschede and Utrecht.
In addition to the many boarding points that CityBusExpress offers, the facilities on board are also distinctive. Drinks (beer and soft drinks), magazines and newspapers are available on the buses free of charge. This Dutch provider only works with Dutch drivers and guarantees the fastest travel time (fewer stops en route) and the cheapest price.

Meinfern Bus
From €29,-
Departure from Amsterdam or Groningen

Arrival in Berlin

Traveling from Amsterdam to Berlin is fun but arriving in Berlin is much more fun. So you have arrived, what next? Most international scheduled services to Berlin will arrive at the “Zentrale Omnibusbahnhof” (in other words, the ZOB, the international bus station) near the Messe and Funkturm in western Berlin. Several international bus services leave here, including Eurolines and Berlin LininBus. From the ZOB you can also easily travel further to Copenhagen or Prague.

From the ZOB into the City

The Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin ZOB

The Zentrale Omnibusbahnhof is Berlin’s bus terminal and the U-Bahn, S-Bahn and other bus stops are within walking distance. The U2 metro line is usually a good option (Kaiserdamm stop) because it connects you to the center of Berlin (stops at the Zoologischer Garten, Potsdamer Platz and Alexanderplatz stations).

U-Bahn:
Kaiserdamm station (U2)

S-Bahn:
Messe Nord / ICC station (S41, S42 and S46)

Buses:
M49, 104, 139 and 218

Looking for public transport near you?

Via the Dutch public transport system, it’s very easy to get instant real-time travel information to the airport or the closest train station. Most of the people in the Netherlands use the site or app from 9292ov.nl. Via the button bellow, you go instantly to their site.

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