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Taking the train from Hannover to Amsterdam

Do you want to witness some of Van Gogh's most incredible creations firsthand? Or maybe you just feel like relaxing in cafes beside idyllic canals? Either way, the train is the best way to get from Hannover to Amsterdam.

Trains run straight from Hannover Central station to Amsterdam Centraal, leaving the German city on a daily basis. All direct services are operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB), which can take as little as 4 hours 20 minutes to reach their destination. That's very competitive with driving or flying - neither of which offer on-board buffets or easy bicycle storage.

Once you arrive in Amsterdam, explore the city's many cycle routes and get around like a local. But whether you're on foot or in the saddle, attractions like the Rijksmuseum, the Vondelpark, or the Anne Frank House, all within walking distance of the station, will keep anyone occupied. Start your search for times and tickets above, or continue reading to find out more about the journey, timetables, how to find cheap tickets, and much more.

Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 6h 39m to travel from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 204 miles (328 km). There are normally 37 trains per day travelling from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from €18.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 16m
Price€18.90 - €131.90
Distance204 miles (328 km)
Frequency37 trains per day
Departure stationHannover Hbf
Arrival stationAmsterdam
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam for Tuesday 11th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
03:40 Hannover Hbf09:41 Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenAICE 948 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 01m, 3 changes
03:40 Hannover Hbf09:57 Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenAICE 948 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 17m, 2 changes
03:40 Hannover Hbf10:54 Amsterdam-CentraalICE 948 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 14m, 1 change
05:09 Hannover Hbf10:45 Amsterdam ZuidWestfalenBahn 95770 WestfalenBahn Get tickets5h 36m, 3 changes
06:40 Hannover Hbf11:00 Amsterdam-CentraalIC 242 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 20m, direct
06:45 Hannover Hbf12:48 Amsterdam ZuidIC 2436 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 03m, 2 changes
07:09 Hannover Hbf12:45 Amsterdam ZuidWestfalenBahn 95772 WestfalenBahn Get tickets5h 36m, 3 changes
08:40 Hannover Hbf12:56 Amsterdam-CentraalIC 240 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 16m, direct
08:45 Hannover Hbf14:48 Amsterdam ZuidIC 2434 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 03m, 2 changes
09:09 Hannover Hbf14:45 Amsterdam ZuidWestfalenBahn 95774 WestfalenBahn Get tickets5h 36m, 3 changes

Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) trains from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam

You can travel from Hannover Hbf 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 Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam

Train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam start at €18.90 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 €78.42.
lowest price found
from18.90
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price58.60
on the day
avg. single price78.42

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 Hannover Hbf 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 Hannover Hbf 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 Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Hannover Hbf and Amsterdam is 6 hours and 39 minutes, with around 37 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 Hannover Hbf and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam is 4 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam cost?

Train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam can start from as little as €18.90 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 Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam leave?

The first train from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam leaves at 03:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam leave?

The last train from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam leaves at 23:09. 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 Hannover Hbf and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 204 miles (328 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Hannover Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Hannover Hbf 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 Hannover Hbf to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 17/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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