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

Berlin to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 8h 24m to travel from Berlin to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 357 miles (575 km). There are normally 31 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from €29.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 09m
Price€29.90 - €180.20
Distance357 miles (575 km)
Frequency31 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationAmsterdam
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Berlin to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Amsterdam for Wednesday 27th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
12:34 Berlin Hbf19:45 Amsterdam ZuidIC 144 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 11m, 3 changes
12:34 Berlin Hbf20:15 Amsterdam ZuidIC 144 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 41m, 2 changes
12:50 Berlin Hbf (tief)19:45 Amsterdam ZuidICE 548 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 55m, 4 changes
12:50 Berlin Hbf (tief)19:57 Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenAICE 548 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 07m, 3 changes
12:50 Berlin Hbf (tief)20:27 Amsterdam AmstelICE 548 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 37m, 2 changes
13:49 Berlin Hbf (tief)20:57 Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenAICE 848 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 08m, 3 changes
13:54 Berlin Hbf (tief)21:27 Amsterdam AmstelIC 2258 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 33m, 2 changes
14:34 Berlin Hbf21:45 Amsterdam ZuidIC 142 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 11m, 3 changes
14:50 Berlin Hbf (tief)21:45 Amsterdam ZuidICE 546 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 55m, 4 changes
14:50 Berlin Hbf (tief)21:57 Amsterdam AmstelICE 546 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 07m, 2 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

Train tickets from Berlin to Amsterdam start at €29.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €124.35.
lowest price found
from29.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price89.19
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price95.67
on the day
avg. single price124.35

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 24 minutes, with around 31 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.

How fast does the train from Berlin to Amsterdam travel?

Intercity (IC) high-speed trains from Berlin to Amsterdam can travel at speeds of up to 125 mph (200 km/h). The fastest journey time from Berlin to Amsterdam by train is 6 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Amsterdam cost?

The average train ticket price from Berlin to Amsterdam usually costs around €95.67 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as €29.90 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Amsterdam?

Yes. There are 6 direct DB trains that travel from Berlin to Amsterdam each day with an average journey time of 8 hours and 24 minutes.

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

The first train from Berlin to Amsterdam leaves at 00:16 from Berlin Hbf. 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 20:38 from Berlin Hbf. 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.

Which train companies operate between Berlin and Amsterdam?

All trains travelling from Berlin to Amsterdam are operated by Deutsche Bahn – the national train company in Germany.

Is there a night train from Berlin to Amsterdam?

No. There isn't a direct night train service from Berlin to Amsterdam. To travel overnight between Berlin and Amsterdam by train takes several changes with varying transfer times between services.

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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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