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Take the train from Amsterdam to Berne in 5 hours 26 minutes

If you want to travel from Amsterdam to Berne by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Amsterdam to Berne by train to take around 7 hours 27 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 5 hours 26 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 22 trains per day running on this route, which spans 257 km. You'll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Berne. Both ICE and DB trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Amsterdam to Berne start from $40.90 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Amsterdam to Berne by train

It takes an average of 7h 27m to travel from Amsterdam to Berne by train, over a distance of around 159 miles (257 km). There are normally 22 trains per day traveling from Amsterdam to Berne and tickets for this journey start from $40.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 26m
PriceFrom $40.90
Distance159 miles (257 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
First train06:08
Last train23:38
Departure stationAmsterdam
Arrival stationBerne
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, WestfalenBahn, Union Ivkoni (Bus)

Amsterdam to Berne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to Berne for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:08 16:36 5h 28m, 4 changes
12:00 17:36 5h 36m, 2 changes
13:08 18:36 5h 28m, 4 changes
14:00 19:36 5h 36m, 2 changes
15:08 20:36 5h 28m, 4 changes
16:10 21:36 5h 26m, 2 changes
17:08 22:36 5h 28m, 4 changes
18:00 04:36 10h 36m, 3 changes
18:04 04:36 10h 32m, 4 changes
18:08 04:36 10h 28m, 5 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity) trains from Amsterdam to Berne

You can travel from Amsterdam to Berne on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

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 Berne

The price of train tickets from Amsterdam to Berne starts at $40.90 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 Berne 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 Berne

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam to Berne? 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 Berne take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Berne is 7 hours and 27 minutes, with around 22 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 Berne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Berne is 5 hours and 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam to Berne cost?

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Berne can start from as little as $40.90 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 Berne?

No, there are no direct train services from Amsterdam to Berne. Travelling from Amsterdam to Berne by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Amsterdam to Berne leaves at 06:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Amsterdam to Berne leaves at 23:38. 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 Berne by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Berne cover a distance of around 159 miles (257 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam to Berne for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 10/13/2022 for travel on 10/13/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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