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Whizz over to Amsterdam from Dusseldorf by train

Figuring out your travel plans from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam? Train travel will get you to Amsterdam Centraal station in just over two hours on a direct service. Step out from the station and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the atmospheric city, with great transport links to get you anywhere with ease. It certainly beats having to find rental car parking in the centre of the city!

Deutsche Bahn runs their high-speed ICE trains on this route, which are fully equipped with air-conditioning, dining cars, free WiFi, and power sockets to keep your device charged for canal-side selfies. Treat yourself by booking First Class seats and get more space to stretch out.

Ready to book? All the information you need is below, including FAQs and train times. You can also start your search for cheap train tickets from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 3h 29m to travel from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 114 miles (183 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from £18.01 when you book in advance.

First train

05:22

Last train

23:21

Departure station

Düsseldorf Hbf

Arrival station

Amsterdam-Centraal

Journey time

From 2h 18m

Distance

114 miles (183 km)

Frequency

25 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £18.01

Train and bus operators

Regiojet, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal for Tuesday 30th April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:25 14:28 4h 3m, 2 changes
10:48 14:29 3h 41m, 3 changes
10:48 14:32 3h 44m, 2 changes
12:08 14:41 2h 33m, direct
12:25 15:59 3h 34m, 3 changes
12:25 16:28 4h 3m, 2 changes
12:48 16:29 3h 41m, 3 changes
12:48 16:32 3h 44m, 2 changes
14:11 16:41 2h 30m, direct
14:25 17:59 3h 34m, 3 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and ÖBB trains from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal

You can travel from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and ÖBB 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.

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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.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Intercity (IC), ICE, Intercity and RegioJet classes from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity (IC), ICE, Intercity and RegioJet when travelling from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal.

Onboard services on Intercity (IC), ICE, Intercity and RegioJet

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You will find an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

If you upgrade to First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

Although the menu changes every three months, you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Currently, free WiFi is available on certain IC trains. Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on all their IC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On IC trains, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t need a ticket. Kids up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board, you will find family and children areas which are bookable.

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You need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle on a IC train. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Bike storage spaces are usually located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

With IC, you can travel with your pet. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an extra ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Deutsche Bahn offer the Mobility Service, where staff will help you board, disembark or change trains. Staff will also answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When travelling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

If you’re travelling on a ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favourite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.

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With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take your luggage free of charge onboard all ÖBB Intercity trains, provided that it is stowed in the luggage racks above or below your seat or in the areas provided for hand luggage.

The pieces of luggage must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 90 x 60 x 40cm. These dimensions can only be exceeded if you’re travelling with skis and snowboards, ski and hiking poles, wind, string or plucked instruments, wheelchairs, or strollers.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Unfortunately, a restaurant carriage is not available on ÖBB Intercity trains. However, you can take your own food on board so pick up some snacks at the station before you set off!

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Unfortunately, ÖBB Intercity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. Also, WiFi is not always available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

If you’re travelling with your child, you’ll get a discounted ticket. Children aged 0-5 travel for free on ÖBB Intercity trains, while those aged 6-14 get a half-price ticket. Kids aged 15 or over need a full-price ticket.

Many ÖBB Intercity trains offer special compartments for children in Economy Class – they come with 6 seats and can be booked for any route. Breastfeeding compartments are available too – they have curtains that block the view for more privacy. These seats can’t be booked.

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You can travel with your bike for free on all ÖBB Intercity trains, provided that it can be folded and is not larger than 90 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm. You won’t need to book a space for your bike.

If you can’t fold your bike, you’ll need to buy a bike ticket to reserve your space. You can book your ticket up to 6 months in advance from ÖBB Ticketshop online. If possible, we recommend you print out your bike reservation and attach it to your bike where it is clearly visible to the ticket inspector.

PetPetPets

Small pets can travel for free on ÖBB Intercity trains if they’re placed in a carrier or cage. If you can’t carry them in a carrier or cage, you’ll need to buy a ticket for them. They must also be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.

Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost and don’t need to wear a muzzle.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

ÖBB Intercity trains come with accessible toilets. Depending on the type of coach, several wheelchair bays including one seat for an accompanying person can be booked free of charge.

On many trains, the wheelchair bays are in First Class. However, passengers with wheelchairs and the person accompanying them can travel in First Class with their Second Class tickets and can also make use of the at-seat meal service on offer there.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

There are no weight limits when it comes to luggage on Regiojet trains - you can take what you like, so long as you can carry it by yourself.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Choose from a wide range of drinks, snacks and light bites on board - you'll find the full menu on the Regiojet app. A free bottle of water is available for all customers. For passengers travelling with Relax or Business Class tickets, you'll also be offered a free Italian coffee or mint tea (made with real mint leaves) when on board.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free WiFi is available on board. You can access the entertainment portal using the Regiojet app, or through the built-in screens on more modern Regiojet trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Pushchairs should be folded up to be taken on board. If this isn't possible, you must store your pushchair at the front or back of the carriage.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Bicycles cannot be transported on Regiojet trains.

PetPetPets

It's possible to bring small pets on board Regiojet trains in suitable carriers. Pets are not allowed in sleeper carriages or couchettes. Guide dogs of all sizes are permitted on board.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Dedicated wheelchair spaces are available on Regiojet trains.

Cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal

The price of train tickets from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal starts at £18.01 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 Düsseldorf Hbf 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 Düsseldorf Hbf 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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Düsseldorf Hbf and Amsterdam-Centraal is 3 hours and 29 minutes, with around 25 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 Düsseldorf Hbf and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as £18.01 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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 05:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 23:21. 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 Düsseldorf Hbf and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal cover a distance of around 114 miles (183 km) during the journey.

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