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Amsterdam - Hanover Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 90 daily trains from Amsterdam to Hanover. Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Hanover usually takes around 7 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 4 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance204 mi (328 km)
Fastest train4h 29m
Lowest price€22.98
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Amsterdam to Hanover?

2 train services operate from Amsterdam to Hanover. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 52 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn526h 37m€58.21
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company438h 12m€56.45
  • Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Amsterdam to Hanover start from €23, and on average cost . Daily there are 43 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Hanover. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal . And in Hanover trains arrive at Hannover Karl-Wiechert-Allee and 4 other train stations.

    From Amsterdam to Hanover train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 8 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hanover faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 29 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hanover is about a 377-kilometer drive from Amsterdam, which would take between 5 and 6.5 hours by bus. Deutsche Bahn is faster, with trains covering the same distance in 4 to 5 hours.
It takes just under 4 hours to get from Amsterdam to Hanover by car, but it will take longer if you have to make any stops. By comparison, it takes a train as little as 4 hours and 15 minutes to get from Amsterdam to Hanover.
A nonstop flight from Amsterdam to Hanover typically costs at least €270. If you want to keep the cost of your journey down, traveling by train is a great option. Deutsche Bahn tickets from Amsterdam to Hanover start at just €25.
Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Amsterdam to Hanover. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Amsterdam and Hanover is approximately 204 miles, or 328 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 29 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains from Amsterdam to Hanover are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Amsterdam at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 90 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hanover to Amsterdam.

City Information

Amsterdam

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The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is one of Europe's most eclectic cities with so much to explore. As a hub of culture, history, and architecture, as well as sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll, no amount of time in this vibrant city will ever be enough. Of course, this makes it one of the best cities to visit after graduation.

To learn about one of the most significant parts of modern history, visit the Anne Frank House, a humbling testament to this remarkable girl's unwavering optimism and resilience during the horrors of World War II. The Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are also well worth a visit to discover artworks by Dutch masters.

For a look into contemporary life in Amsterdam, visit De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets), a micro-neighborhood brimming with independent shops, artisan food eateries, and cozy cafes where you can experience an authentic Dutch Coffeeshop. Taking an iconic canal tour is another must, allowing you to experience the city while relaxing on the water. Since Amsterdam is known for its cycling culture, bring your bike or rent one during your stay to get around the city as the locals do.

Travel to Amsterdam is easy, with its connections to the rest of Europe via a vast network of motorways, utilized by FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus services. Amsterdam’s many connections are why it’s the starting point for our budget tour of the Netherlands. Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is also a major international travel hub, and the Central Station is one of the largest rail terminals in Europe.

Hanover

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Situated on the River Leine, Hanover is the largest city in the German state of Lower Saxony. This historic city is now an important commercial center and home to a large university, the Leibniz University Hanover.

Aside from industry, Hanover is known for being a hub for festivals in Germany. The city is always celebrating something, but two of the biggest events are the hugely popular Oktoberfest Hanover and the Hanover Schutzenfest, a target shooting competition.

Even if you skip the revelry at these festivals, Hanover offers a rich cultural experience in its world-class museums, theaters, and galleries. One of Hanover's cultural centerpieces is the Hanover Opera House. Built in 1852, this impressive building hosts opera performances during opera season, from September to June.

Like most of Germany, Hanover is extremely accessible thanks to robust transport options. Hanover Airport is served by many major airlines, while the train station has many connections from various destinations across the country. Plus, intercity bus service on BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, FlixBus, and more connects Hanover to other German cities, including Dresden, Cologne, Hamburg, and more.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Amsterdam?

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Main departure station: Amsterdam Centraal

Amsterdam Centraal is the largest and most famous station in North Holland, with an impressive facade designed by Pierre Cuypers (who also did the famous Rijksmuseum). The station is a major national and international transport hub, used frequently by locals and visitors alike. If you're traveling in Europe, you can get just about anywhere from Amsterdam Centraal- including popular cities like London, Brussels, and across France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The station itself is already a stunning view, but it's also a gorgeous place to wait inside. The interior is the perfect mix of historic architecture and modern amenities, with ATMs, plenty of seats, restrooms, and vending machines. There are also a few shops, two Grand Cafes, Burger King, Starbucks, and Wagamama to keep you full while you wait.

All train stations in Amsterdam:

  • Amsterdam Centraal

Where is the train station in Hanover?

Main arrival station: Hannover-Bornum

There are more train stations and stops in Hanover than most cities. Most trains from Amsterdam will stop at one (or more) of the 5 following stations in Hanover:

Train stations in Hanover:

  • Hannover-Bornum

  • Hannover-Vinnhorst

  • Hannover-Ledeburg

  • Hannover Karl-Wiechert-Allee

  • Hannover Anderten-Misburg

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