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Take the train from Berlin to Amsterdam

With a journey time of just over six hours on the fastest services, the train is an excellent option to get from Berlin to Amsterdam. Not only is the train eco-friendlier than travelling by plane or car, it’s by far the most comfortable way to travel. Deutsche Bahn trains are equipped with free WiFi for all passengers and you can grab a meal in the dining carriage if you’re feeling hungry.

The train arrives into Amsterdam-Centraal station – from there, you are well connected to the rest of the city. Be sure to visit the famous wax museum Madame Tussauds and the stunning 15th-century church, the Nieuwe Kerk – both of which are located just off Dam Square. For those interested in history, head to Anne Frank House for a very moving experience of life under occupation during WW2. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, make sure you stop by Vondelpark for a nice stroll or picnic.

Keen to learn more? Read on for ticket prices, train times and FAQs.

Berlin to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 8h 34m to travel from Berlin to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 357 miles (575 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from €34.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 4m
PriceFrom €34.90
Distance357 miles (575 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationAmsterdam
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Berlin to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Amsterdam for martedì 18º maggio 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:59 01:55 6h 56m, 3 changes
07:46 02:00 6h 14m, 1 change
09:46 03:50 6h 4m, 1 change
11:46 06:00 6h 14m, 1 change
00:46 07:28 6h 42m, 1 change
01:46 08:00 6h 14m, 1 change
03:47 10:00 6h 13m, 1 change
04:46 01:17 8h 31m, 5 changes
05:46 05:52 12h 6m, 5 changes
05:46 06:00 12h 14m, 4 changes

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

You can travel from Berlin to Amsterdam 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 Berlin to Amsterdam

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Amsterdam starts at €34.90 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 Berlin to Amsterdam 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Amsterdam is 8 hours and 34 minutes, with around 18 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 Berlin and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Amsterdam is 6 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Amsterdam cost?

Train ticket prices from Berlin to Amsterdam can start from as little as €34.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Amsterdam?

No, there are no direct train services from Berlin to Amsterdam. Travelling from Berlin to Amsterdam by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Berlin to Amsterdam leaves at 11:41. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Berlin to Amsterdam leaves at 09:46. 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 Berlin and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam to Berlin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Berlin to Amsterdam.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/18/2021. 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 01/11/2021 for travel on 01/11/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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