Trains from Amsterdam to Bielefeld

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Amsterdam - Bielefeld Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 57 daily trains from Amsterdam to Bielefeld. Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Bielefeld usually takes around 6 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 38 minutes.

Distance156 mi (251 km)
Fastest train3h 38m
Lowest price€18.83
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

What is the price of a train ticket from Amsterdam to Bielefeld?

In the last month, €43.57 was the average price of a train ticket from Amsterdam to Bielefeld. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €20.01 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Amsterdam to Bielefeld by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €44 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Amsterdam to Bielefeld in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €65 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Amsterdam to Bielefeld?

There are 4 train lines with service from Amsterdam to Bielefeld. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 38 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity84h 49m€51.27
DB Intercity-Express54h 55m€80.07
Deutsche Bahn386h 32m€51.42
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company266h 4m€52.71
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Amsterdam to Bielefeld start from €19, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 DB Intercity schedules to Bielefeld. DB Intercity in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal . And in Bielefeld trains arrive at Am Bahnhof 1 and 9 other train stations.

    From Amsterdam to Bielefeld train travel on DB Intercity takes 4 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bielefeld faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 22 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bielefeld.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Amsterdam to Bielefeld start from €45, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Bielefeld. DB Intercity-Express in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal . And in Bielefeld trains arrive at Sennestadt and 9 other train stations.

    From Amsterdam to Bielefeld train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bielefeld faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 15 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bielefeld.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    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

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Amsterdam to Bielefeld start from €19, and on average cost . Daily there are 26 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Bielefeld. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal and 2 other stations. And in Bielefeld trains arrive at Sennestadt and 10 other train stations.

    From Amsterdam to Bielefeld train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 6 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bielefeld faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 57 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bielefeld.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Amsterdam to Bielefeld during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Amsterdam to Bielefeld?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Amsterdam to Bielefeld. 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.

How long is the train journey from Amsterdam to Bielefeld?

The distance between Amsterdam and Bielefeld is approximately 156 miles, or 251 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 38 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Amsterdam to Bielefeld. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Amsterdam at 01:00 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.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam to Bielefeld?

There are 57 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 Bielefeld 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.

Bielefeld

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Although meme conspiracy theories suggest this city does not exist, Bielefeld is a real city that, in fact, has existed since 1214! Bielefeld is located close to the Teutoburg Forest, so lace up your hiking boots for some seriously scenic walks and hikes. History-lovers might get more of a thrill at the Sparrenburg Castle, a fortress dating to the 13th century and mainly sporting 16th-century architecture. Also visit the Altstädter Nicolaikirche, the oldest church in the city, overlooking Alter Markt. This central square offers many cafés with outdoor seating and is the site of Bielefeld's Christmas market each December.

If you're a football fan, plan to see the Bundesliga team DSC Arminia Bielefeld play at the SchücoArena stadium. Luckily this and many other spots in the city are connected via the Stadtbahn light rail system.

To reach destinations beyond city limits, Deutsche Bahn trains are your best bet for efficient, comfortable travel throughout Germany. Most trains arrive at Am Bahnhof 1 station, and intercity buses also operate through this central station. You can catch a bus in Bielefeld headed to nearby Münster, Hanover, Dortmund, and more.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Amsterdam?

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Main departure station: Amsterdam Centraal

Amsterdam has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Bielefeld.

All train stations in Amsterdam:

  • Amsterdam Centraal

  • Amsterdam Lelylaan

  • Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Where is the train station in Bielefeld?

Main arrival station: Sennestadt

There are more train stations and stops in Bielefeld than most cities. Most trains from Amsterdam will stop at one (or more) of the 11 following stations in Bielefeld:

Train stations in Bielefeld:

  • Sennestadt

  • Am Bahnhof 1

  • Windelsbleiche

  • Brake(b Bielefeld)

  • Bielefeld-Senne

  • Ubbedissen

  • Quelle

  • Brackwede

  • Quelle-Kupferheide

  • Oldentrup

  • Bielefeld Ost

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