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Trip Summary

There are 159 daily trains from Amsterdam to Berlin. Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Berlin usually takes around 8 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 5 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance358 mi (577 km)
Fastest train5h 54m
Lowest price$34.54
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

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

In the last month, $53.52 was the average price of a train ticket from Amsterdam, NL to Berlin, DE. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $59.03 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 Berlin 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 $66 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Amsterdam to Berlin in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $82 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 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Berlin from Amsterdam will be about $59.03 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Amsterdam to Berlin?

There are 4 train lines with service from Amsterdam to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 125 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity87h 17m$73.97
DB Intercity-Express27h 6m$117.31
Deutsche Bahn1258h 53m$86.79
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company449h 10m$79.50
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Amsterdam to Berlin start from $35, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 DB Intercity schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal and 8 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station and one other train station.

    From Amsterdam to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity takes 7 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 54 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Amsterdam to Berlin start from $47, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity-Express in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal and 2 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station and 3 other train stations.

    From Amsterdam to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 7 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 54 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 Berlin.

  • 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 Berlin start from $37, and on average cost . Daily there are 44 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal and 8 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station and 5 other train stations.

    From Amsterdam to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 9 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 54 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 71 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Amsterdam and Berlin is approximately 358 miles, or 577 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 54 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?

Trains from Amsterdam to Berlin are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Amsterdam at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Berlin?

There are 159 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Berlin. 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 Berlin 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.

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

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

  • Amsterdam Sloterdijk

  • Amsterdam Zuid

  • Amsterdam RAI

  • Amsterdam Lelylaan

  • Amsterdam Amstel

  • Amsterdam Science Park

  • Amsterdam Holendrecht

  • Amsterdam Muiderpoort

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Main arrival station: Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in Berlin than most cities. Most trains from Amsterdam will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Berlin:

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Train Station

  • Berlin Central Station

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Bellevue

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

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