Trains from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf

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Amsterdam - Düsseldorf Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 43 daily trains from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf. Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf usually takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance113 mi (181 km)
Fastest train2h 8m
Lowest price€18.86
Trains per day8
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines4

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

In the last month, €37.44 was the average price of a train ticket from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf. 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €13.11 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 Düsseldorf by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €41 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €49 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Düsseldorf from Amsterdam will be about €13.11 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf?

There are 4 train lines with service from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 33 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity32h 53m€41.09
DB Intercity-Express12h 21m€58.16
Deutsche Bahn163h 29m€54.20
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company334h 0m€45.88
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf start from €25, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Intercity schedules to Düsseldorf. DB Intercity in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal and 6 other stations. And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf Central Station .

    From Amsterdam to Düsseldorf train travel on DB Intercity takes 2 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 8 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf start from €19, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Düsseldorf. DB Intercity-Express in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal and 2 other stations. And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf Central Station and one other train station.

    From Amsterdam to Düsseldorf train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 2 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 8 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.

  • 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 Düsseldorf start from €19, and on average cost . Daily there are 33 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal and 6 other stations. And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf Central Station and 22 other train stations.

    From Amsterdam to Düsseldorf train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 8 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 76 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf?

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

The distance between Amsterdam and Düsseldorf is approximately 113 miles, or 181 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 8 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday 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 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Düsseldorf?

There are 43 scheduled trains on most days. 8 of these are direct connections to Düsseldorf. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Düsseldorf 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.

Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf is located between Essen and Cologne in Germany and is known for its booming fashion industry. Arts, music, and culture thrive in this welcoming and multicultural destination.

Altstaft, the city's old town, fills its narrow streets with relaxed cafes and chic bars. If you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, Düsseldorf is home to one of Germany's best Christmas markets, hosted at Marktplatz.

To experience Düsseldorf's culture, you can opt to watch a performance in an opera or a theatre. Two of the top theaters are the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Roncalli’s Apollo Variete. Then, when the opera makes you feel sufficiently posh, you'll be ready to enter the pink, opulent palace of Schloss Benrath.

While nearly every corner in Düsseldorf is filled with shops to catch your eye, the most exclusive and luxury shops congregate on one street: Königsallee. However, if you prefer digging through thrift shops and poking into local boutiques, Lorettostrasse might be more your style.

Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest airports in the area, with flights to many international destinations. To view the German countryside from the ground, take a Deutsche Bahn train or a bus offered by several companies that run routes throughout Europe.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Amsterdam?

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Main departure station: Amsterdam Centraal

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 7 stops and stations in Amsterdam where you can board the train.

All train stations in Amsterdam:

  • Amsterdam Centraal

  • Amsterdam Lelylaan

  • Amsterdam Zuid

  • Amsterdam RAI

  • Amsterdam Science Park

  • Amsterdam Sloterdijk

  • Amsterdam Amstel

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

Main arrival station: Düsseldorf Central Station

There are more train stations and stops in Düsseldorf than most cities. Most trains from Amsterdam will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Düsseldorf:

Train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf Central Station

  • Angermund

  • Düsseldorf-Garath

  • Düsseldorf-Hellerhof

  • Düsseldorf Flughafen

  • Düsseldorf-Benrath

  • Düsseldorf-Reisholz

  • Düsseldorf-Gerresheim

  • Düsseldorf-Eller

  • Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal

  • Düsseldorf-Unterrath

  • Düsseldorf-Eller Süd

  • Düsseldorf-Eller Mitte

  • Düsseldorf-Rath

  • Düsseldorf-Bilk

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