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Amsterdam to Berlin by Train


Comfortable, easy, affordable and fast: according to many, the train is the best way to travel from the Amsterdam to Berlin. The biggest advantage is that a transfer is usually not necessary. You can also go to Berlin with one or more transfers. Berlin is easily accessible by train from Amsterdam Central Station. Central station Hauptbahnhof-Lehrer Bahnhof has direct train connections to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport, Antwerp and Brussels, among others. You can travel to Berlin with 1 or 2 transfers from most stations in the Netherlands and Belgium. The total travel time is approximately 6 hours. Prices for train tickets to Berlin fluctuate quite a lot depending on date, but will usually cost you somewhere between €40,- and €120,-. From the Berlin Central Station, you can easily connect to other cities both by train (S-bahn), metro (U-bahn) and bus.

Transport Estimated Travel TimeOne-way €Sustainability
Train6-h 21-minLow €39,- avg €70,- high €131,-High
Flight1-h 30-minLow €80,- avg €120,- high €285,-Low
Bus8h to – 10hLow €7,99 avg €25,- high €48,-High
Car6-h 35-minLow €,- avg €,- high €,-Medium

Different types of trains from Amsterdam to Berlin

There are different types of trains running the Amsterdam – Berlin route. A lot of them also stop at Schiphol and Rotterdam train stations. From Amsterdam Central Station, the most used train by tourists is the NS International and ICE International. This is mainly because they have direct routes with a few stops at major European cities on the way. The train ride is comfortable and there’s no need for transfers. Average NS International tickets go for approximately €90,- for second class tickets and €159,- for first-class tickets. ICE International ticket prices go for €70,- for second class and €100,- for first-class.

Why take the train?

  1. You arrive in the centre of Berlin and you do not have to change on the way. When you arrive in Berlin you can use the local metro network: the S-Bahn and U-Bahn take you quickly to your destination in all parts of Berlin. You can also use other international trains in Berlin and travel on to Eastern Europe. Ideal for when you are on a backpacking tour!
  2. In the Netherlands, you can board at various boarding stations including Amsterdam Central, Hilversum and Deventer. The NS Intercity trains run up and down the Amsterdam to Berlin line several times a day.
  3. On the train, you can use various facilities such as on-board bistro, toilets and electricity. There is also room for large luggage and bicycles. Since the train sets are quite long, you also have the space to walk through the train. So say goodbye to stiff legs!
  4. Travelling by train can be very relaxing. No hassle with checking in, passport checks or baggage routes. You also do not have to pay attention to the traffic or the road. You can easily enjoy yourself for 6 hours by writing, reading a book, watching a movie or playing a game on your mobile phone. Before you know it you are already in Berlin!

How to book your train tickets

The easiest way is to order your train tickets via the internet and luckily, you can order them here via the Blue Bar – click on it to order your NS International train tickets. All you need to do is enter the desired departure and arrival dates and the website automatically shows the best prices. By experience, we’ve noticed that the prices at the counter or travel agencies are sometimes more expensive than the prices on the internet. That is why we would recommend ordering the tickets here with us.

There are lots of reasons why Berlin as a city is famous and appealing to tourists. There is the Berlin Wall which has a lot of history to it, the breathtaking architecture, exciting tourists attractions in the city which is also the capital of Germany. If you want to visit Berlin, you need to spend at least three to four full days to fully discover and enjoy the city. There is so much to see, so many dishes to try out and so many activities to engage in.

Via this page, we give you a quick overview of different ways of transport from Amsterdam to Berlin.

  1. Trains from Amsterdam to Berlin environment-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

Discover Berlin and all the beautiful sights in the city: the Reichstag where the German Bundestag has been since 1999, the famous Brandenburg Gate on which a two-wheeled car and four horses can be seen, the Holocaust Memorial in memory of the Jews who died during the holocaust in WWII, the Berliner Cathedral, the striking Fernsehturm on Alexanderplatz, the large square and traffic junction where many government buildings are located and where you will find large shops, and Checkpoint Charlie, as a memento of the Cold War. There is so much to see in Berlin and the train is always one of the most affordable and best ways to go there from Amsterdam.

Lots 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.

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

The benefits of online booking:

  1. No extra booking costs
  2. Tickets can be printed, collected or sent to your email
  3. Can easily compare prices and choose whichever one fits your purse
  4. Secure payment via credit card, PayPal or iDeal

Important information for booking online train tickets

  1. The tickets are linked to your personal data
  2. Train tickets are personalized and therefore not transferable
  3. Your train ticket is not valid without valid proof of identification. Make sure that the personal details in your passport and on your train ticket always match, otherwise you risk a fine.

Buying train tickets at the counter (NS International ticket desk)

Of course, it is also possible to buy train tickets at the counter in Amsterdam Central Station in the IJ-hall). Note that when booking train tickets on the counter, booking costs are incurred.

Where does the train from Amsterdam to Berlin stop on the way?

The train stops at 17 stations along the entire route.
In the Netherlands, these are the stations: Amsterdam Central, Hilversum, Amersfoort, Deventer, Almelo and Hengelo.

In Germany, the intercity stops at the stations: Bad Bentheim, Rheine, Osnabruck, Bad Oeynhausen, Minden, Hanover, Wolfsburg, Stendal, Berlin Spandau, Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Berlin Ostbahnhof.

Click on the Blue Bar below to check out the departure times, dates and ticket prices. Book on time for the best prices!

Note: Please bear in mind that the ticket prices mentioned above are not fixed prices. The departure date and time have a huge effect on the price of the train ticket.

Taking the overnight train from Amsterdam to Berlin

There are also night trains running the Amsterdam to Berlin route. If you want to travel to Berlin from Amsterdam. Save yourself valuable time and maybe save money that would have been spent on hotels. Take a train in the early evenings from Amsterdam and arrive in Berlin fit and well-rested.

The first train leaves Amsterdam Central Station at 19:01, the last at 19:01. There is an average of 6 trains a day between Amsterdam and Berlin, leaving approximately every 2h51 minutes. Amsterdam to Berlin on board the ICE high-speed train takes about 6 hours.

Timetable for the train

Train type Regional train
Estimated Travel Time 6 hours and 21 minutes
Train Tickets NS International
Station Amsterdam Central Station – Berlin Hauptbahnhof

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