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Train trips from Dortmund to Amsterdam

Wondering how to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam without driving? Take the train from Dortmund’s central station to Amsterdam-Centraal and you can be there in under three hours, with one transfer along the way. Let’s face it, it’s a lot less tiring than facing traffic issues and dealing with city centre parking.

Deutsche Bahn run their ICE (Intercity Express) trains on this route. You’ll be transported to the bustling capital on an air-conditioned train with free WiFi. Spend your time there discovering the city’s many museums, including the Van Gogh Museum, the Rembrandt House Museum and Anne Frank House, or simply soaking in the atmosphere on the canal-lined streets where you can enjoy a tasty meal at one of the local restaurants.

Need more information? Read on to find out more, including all the FAQs for this trip from Dortmund to Amsterdam.

Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 3h 27m to travel from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 124 miles (200 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €18.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 43m
PriceFrom €18.90
Distance124 miles (200 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train08:03
Last train17:03
Departure stationDortmund
Arrival stationAmsterdam-Centraal
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus)

Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal for Tuesday 22nd June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:34 12:28 2h 54m, 1 change
10:03 13:35 3h 32m, 2 changes
10:17 14:05 3h 48m, 4 changes
11:34 14:28 2h 54m, 1 change
12:03 15:35 3h 32m, 2 changes
12:12 16:05 3h 53m, 4 changes
13:45 16:28 2h 43m, 1 change
14:03 17:35 3h 32m, 2 changes
14:12 18:05 3h 53m, 4 changes
15:03 18:35 3h 32m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal

The price of train tickets from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal starts at €18.90 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 Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal? 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 Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Dortmund and Amsterdam-Centraal is 3 hours and 27 minutes, with around 15 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 Dortmund and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal is 2 hours and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal cost?

Train ticket prices from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as €18.90 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 Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal?

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

What time does the first train from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal leave?

The first train from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 08:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal leave?

The last train from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 17:03. 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 Dortmund and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal cover a distance of around 124 miles (200 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Dortmund.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/22/2021. 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 07/01/2021 for travel on 07/01/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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