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Take the train from Amsterdam to Berlin

Taking the train from Amsterdam to Berlin has never been so easy. Travel by rail and you’ll go straight from city centre to city centre – avoiding all the negatives of flying, like transfer times and waiting around after checking in. Instead, sit back and relax in NS or Deutsche Bahn’s spacious comfortable seats and use the WiFi to work or keep yourself entertained while on the go. You can also grab a meal in the dining carriage if hunger strikes, or, bump yourself up to First Class for an added level of luxury with complimentary food and drinks served right to you!

Most trains serving this route require you to change at least once, though your transfer time will usually be fairly short – 15 minutes or so. Look out for the early morning direct DB service, which will get you into Berlin at around 15:00, perfect for a spot of site seeing and dinner.

Once you’re at Berlin Hbf station, the city will be at your fingertips. The Reichstag Building – home to Germany’s Parliament – is 15 minutes away on foot. Continue in the same direction to get to the Brandenburg Gate, an impressive remnant of Germany’s imperial past.

Ready for a trip to Berlin? Read our page below for lots of useful information on travelling from Amsterdam to Berlin, including train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Amsterdam to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 7h 51m to travel from Amsterdam to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 357 miles (575 km). There are normally 20 trains per day traveling from Amsterdam to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from $32.45 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 57m
PriceFrom $32.45
Distance357 miles (575 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train05:02
Last train22:08
Departure stationAmsterdam
Arrival stationBerlin
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Other, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Amsterdam to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to Berlin for Friday Aug 12th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:02 Amsterdam-Centraal11:10 Berlin HbfIC 245 NS Get tickets6h 8m, 1 change
05:02 Amsterdam-Centraal11:56 Berlin HbfIC 245 NS Get tickets6h 54m, direct
07:00 Amsterdam-Centraal13:10 Berlin HbfIC 141 NS Get tickets6h 10m, 1 change
07:00 Amsterdam-Centraal13:55 Berlin HbfIC 141 NS Get tickets6h 55m, direct
09:10 Amsterdam-Centraal15:10 Berlin HbfIC 143 NS Get tickets6h 0m, 1 change
09:10 Amsterdam-Centraal16:18 Berlin HbfIC 143 NS Get tickets7h 8m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) trains from Amsterdam to Berlin

You can travel from Amsterdam to Berlin on Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Berlin

The price of train tickets from Amsterdam to Berlin starts at $32.45 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam to Berlin by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Amsterdam to Berlin

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam to Berlin? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Amsterdam to Berlin take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Berlin is 7 hours and 51 minutes, with around 20 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Amsterdam and Berlin by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Berlin is 5 hours and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam to Berlin cost?

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Berlin can start from as little as $32.45 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam to Berlin?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam to Berlin without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Amsterdam to Berlin each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Amsterdam to Berlin leave?

The first train from Amsterdam to Berlin leaves at 05:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam to Berlin leave?

The last train from Amsterdam to Berlin leaves at 22:08. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Amsterdam and Berlin by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Berlin cover a distance of around 357 miles (575 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin to Amsterdam.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/12/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 06/24/2022 for travel on 06/24/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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