How to travel from Berlin to Amsterdam

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from Berlin to Amsterdam

You can get from Berlin to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Berlin to Amsterdam on Oct 03 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00AMBerlin Hbf7h35 02:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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07:00AMBerlin Hbf7h35 02:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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06:30AMBerlin Brandenburg Airport1h30 08:00AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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04:05PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport1h30 05:35PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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07:30PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport1h30 09:00PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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General Information about the journey from Berlin to Amsterdam

There are many options available for travelling from Berlin, 650 kilometres due west, to Amsterdam. Flying is the fastest method, followed by train and finally bus, which is usually the slowest. Each transport method generally travels between one or two airports or stations, although some bus routes have several stops.

Buses from Berlin to Amsterdam

Buses depart from Berlin on average once an hour, throughout the day and most of the night. Direct routes take between seven and ten hours, while those with a change, which is usually in Hamburg, take a few hours more. Buses, operated by Infobus, Flixbus, Eurolines Germany and others, travel between Berlin ZOB and Sloterdijk in Amsterdam. It is also possible to car share for this journey, with providers such as Bla Bla Car, this will usually be the fastest method by road.

Trains from Berlin to Amsterdam

Trains bound for Amsterdam leave Berlin every two hours during the day, with the occasional departure at night. Direct trains take just over 6 hours. On some routes, passengers must change at Hanover or another German city, this extends the travel time by an hour or more. Trains depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) or Berlin Gesundbrunnen stations and all arrive at Amsterdam Centraal. All rail services are provided by Deutsche Bahn.

Flights from Berlin to Amsterdam

Flights take off from Berlin Schönefeld or Berlin Tegel airports and all land at Amsterdam Schiphol. KLM and Easyjet offer around 7 direct flights per day, which take take under 1.5 hours. Many other operators offer indirect flights which take at least twice as long, these include Air Canada, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines. There are hundreds of flight combinations per day between the two cities, with at least one change.

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Travel from Berlin, Germany to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Amsterdam from Berlin restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Berlin?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 9/26/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Berlin to Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Berlin, Germany from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Berlin, Germany from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Berlin from Amsterdam?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Berlin, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/1/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Berlin from Amsterdam here.

The Berlin to Amsterdam distance is approximately 577 km.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Berlin to Amsterdam often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, London or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Berlin and Amsterdam itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Amsterdam and any of these top destinations today!

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