Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Essen

Showing times and prices for 8 Dec

Cheapest

£17

Average

£40

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Amsterdam to Essen will cost around £ 40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 17.

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22:10Amsterdam Centraal3h34 01:44Essen Hbf
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£171One-way
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21:54Amsterdam Centraal3h50 01:44Essen Hbf
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£171One-way
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16:14Amsterdam Centraal3h20 19:34Essen Hbf
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£251One-way
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12:08Amsterdam Centraal3h25 15:33Essen Hbf
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£251One-way
10:11Amsterdam Centraal4h24 14:35Essen Hbf
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£371One-way

Train schedule Amsterdam to Essen

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00:24Amsterdam Centraal7h11 07:35Essen Hbf
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05:15Amsterdam Centraal4h59 10:14Essen Hbf
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05:19Amsterdam Centraal3h57 09:16Essen Hbf
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06:10Amsterdam Centraal3h25 09:35Essen Hbf
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06:11Amsterdam Centraal4h24 10:35Essen Hbf
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06:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 10:16Essen Hbf
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07:11Amsterdam Centraal4h24 11:35Essen Hbf
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07:14Amsterdam Centraal3h21 10:35Essen Hbf
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07:38Amsterdam Centraal3h35 11:13Essen Hbf
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07:38Amsterdam Centraal3h38 11:16Essen Hbf
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07:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 11:16Essen Hbf
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08:11Amsterdam Centraal4h24 12:35Essen Hbf
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08:16Amsterdam Centraal3h19 11:35Essen Hbf
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08:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 12:16Essen Hbf
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09:04Amsterdam Centraal3h31 12:35Essen Hbf
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09:08Amsterdam Centraal3h35 12:43Essen Hbf
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09:08Amsterdam Centraal3h27 12:35Essen Hbf
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09:10Amsterdam Centraal4h42 13:52Essen Hbf
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09:10Amsterdam Centraal4h33 13:43Essen Hbf
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09:13Amsterdam Centraal4h22 13:35Essen Hbf
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09:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 13:16Essen Hbf
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10:11Amsterdam Centraal4h24 14:35Essen Hbf
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10:14Amsterdam Centraal3h21 13:35Essen Hbf
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10:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 14:16Essen Hbf
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11:11Amsterdam Centraal4h24 15:35Essen Hbf
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11:14Amsterdam Centraal3h21 14:35Essen Hbf
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11:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 15:16Essen Hbf
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12:04Amsterdam Centraal3h31 15:35Essen Hbf
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12:08Amsterdam Centraal3h27 15:35Essen Hbf
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12:08Amsterdam Centraal3h34 15:42Essen Hbf
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12:08Amsterdam Centraal3h35 15:43Essen Hbf
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12:08Amsterdam Centraal3h25 15:33Essen Hbf
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12:11Amsterdam Centraal4h24 16:35Essen Hbf
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12:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 16:16Essen Hbf
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13:11Amsterdam Centraal4h24 17:35Essen Hbf
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13:14Amsterdam Centraal3h21 16:35Essen Hbf
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13:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 17:16Essen Hbf
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14:04Amsterdam Centraal3h31 17:35Essen Hbf
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14:08Amsterdam Centraal3h27 17:35Essen Hbf
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14:08Amsterdam Centraal3h35 17:43Essen Hbf
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14:11Amsterdam Centraal4h24 18:35Essen Hbf
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14:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 18:16Essen Hbf
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15:00Amsterdam Centraal4h43 19:43Essen Hbf
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15:00Amsterdam Centraal4h56 19:56Essen Hbf
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15:11Amsterdam Centraal4h24 19:35Essen Hbf
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15:14Amsterdam Centraal3h21 18:35Essen Hbf
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15:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 19:16Essen Hbf
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16:11Amsterdam Centraal4h24 20:35Essen Hbf
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16:14Amsterdam Centraal3h20 19:34Essen Hbf
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16:14Amsterdam Centraal3h21 19:35Essen Hbf
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16:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 20:16Essen Hbf
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17:04Amsterdam Centraal3h31 20:35Essen Hbf
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17:08Amsterdam Centraal3h27 20:35Essen Hbf
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17:08Amsterdam Centraal3h35 20:43Essen Hbf
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17:10Amsterdam Centraal4h33 21:43Essen Hbf
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17:13Amsterdam Centraal4h22 21:35Essen Hbf
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17:41Amsterdam Centraal4h54 22:35Essen Hbf
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17:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 21:16Essen Hbf
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18:14Amsterdam Centraal3h21 21:35Essen Hbf
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18:38Amsterdam Centraal3h38 22:16Essen Hbf
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18:41Amsterdam Centraal4h54 23:35Essen Hbf
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18:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 22:16Essen Hbf
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19:14Amsterdam Centraal3h21 22:35Essen Hbf
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19:41Amsterdam Centraal4h54 00:35Essen Hbf
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19:54Amsterdam Centraal3h22 23:16Essen Hbf
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20:10Amsterdam Centraal3h25 23:35Essen Hbf
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20:41Amsterdam Centraal5h16 01:57Essen Hbf
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20:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 00:35Essen Hbf
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21:10Amsterdam Centraal3h25 00:35Essen Hbf
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21:54Amsterdam Centraal4h03 01:57Essen Hbf
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21:54Amsterdam Centraal3h50 01:44Essen Hbf
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22:10Amsterdam Centraal3h34 01:44Essen Hbf
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22:10Amsterdam Centraal3h47 01:57Essen Hbf
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22:24Amsterdam Centraal7h52 06:16Essen Hbf
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22:40Amsterdam Centraal7h36 06:16Essen Hbf
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Wed
8 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£46BlaBlaCar Bus
£495KLM
Thu
9 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£14Flixbus
£333KLM
Fri
10 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£14Flixbus
£93Eurowings
Sat
11 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£14Flixbus
£267KLM
Sun
12 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£14Flixbus
£267KLM
Mon
13 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£16Flixbus
£230KLM
Wed
15 Dec
£14Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£200KLM
Thu
16 Dec
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£132KLM
Fri
17 Dec
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£18Flixbus
£132KLM
Sat
18 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£16Flixbus
£117KLM
Sun
19 Dec
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£22Flixbus
£132KLM
Mon
20 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£14Flixbus
£117KLM
Tue
21 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£49BlaBlaCar Bus
£117KLM
Wed
22 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£25Flixbus
£150KLM
Thu
23 Dec
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£80Eurowings
Fri
24 Dec
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£27BlaBlaCar Bus
£117KLM
Sat
25 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£117KLM
Sun
26 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£25Flixbus
£117KLM
Mon
27 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£24Flixbus
£132KLM

Fastest train times from Amsterdam to Essen

Showing times and prices for 8 Dec

Fastest Journey

3 h 19 m

Average

3 h 58 m

Trains per day

75

Distance

178 km

It's difficult to get from Amsterdam to Essen without changing at least once.

Fastest
08:16Amsterdam Centraal3h19 11:35Essen Hbf
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£371One-way
2nd Fastest
16:14Amsterdam Centraal3h20 19:34Essen Hbf
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£251One-way
13:14Amsterdam Centraal3h21 16:35Essen Hbf
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£371One-way
07:14Amsterdam Centraal3h21 10:35Essen Hbf
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£371One-way
19:14Amsterdam Centraal3h21 22:35Essen Hbf
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£371One-way

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Overview: Train from Amsterdam to Essen

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price£17 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Amsterdam to Essen cover the 110 miles (177 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 9 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train providers

Deutsche Bahn trains Amsterdam to Essen

You can travel by train to Essen from Amsterdam with Deutsche Bahn for as low as £17. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Amsterdam to Essen train.

  • Average Price: £17

These are Deutsche Bahn 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Amsterdam to Essen:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips

Trains from Amsterdam to Essen
Travel by train to Essen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Essen.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Essen, Germany allowed?

Travel by train between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Essen from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Amsterdam?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last checked on 06/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Essen from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Germany by train?

Return travel from Germany to Netherlands is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Amsterdam from Essen?

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Essen?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

Last checked on 07/12/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Amsterdam from Essen.

How much do cheap train tickets between Amsterdam and Essen cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Amsterdam to Essen to cost as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Amsterdam to Essen on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Essen from Amsterdam is £17  one way.
What is the distance between Amsterdam and Essen via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Essen from Amsterdam via train to be approximately 110 miles (177 km).
What is the average Amsterdam to Essen train duration?
The train time to Essen from Amsterdam is on average 3 h 9 min  for the 110 miles (177 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Amsterdam to Essen by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Amsterdam and arrival train station in Essen?

When taking the train from Amsterdam to Essen, you can choose to depart from train stations like Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Your route can end in train stations such as Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Amsterdam Centraal   and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Where is the train station in Amsterdam? Where is the train station in Essen?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Amsterdam Centraal, is located 0.6 miles (916 m) from the city centre of Amsterdam.

The most popular arrival train station, Essen Hbf, is located 0.3 miles (517 m) away from the city centre of Essen.

Which train companies should I travel with from Amsterdam to Essen?
If you're looking for trains from Amsterdam to Essen, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Essen. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Amsterdam to Essen trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there between Amsterdam and Essen?
The average number of trains departing Amsterdam for Essen is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Amsterdam to Essen? What time is the last train from Amsterdam to Essen?
If you prefer early morning trains from Amsterdam to Essen, the first train leaves at 07: 08. If you prefer late night trains from Amsterdam to Essen, the last train of the day leaves at 21: 10. Omio shows you the latest train from Amsterdam to Essen timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket to Essen from Amsterdam to get the best deals?
If you book Amsterdam to Essen train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £17. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Amsterdam to Essen. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Essen
Amsterdam Centraal is the most popular Amsterdam railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Amsterdam for your journey to Essen.
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Public transport options for Amsterdam Centraal
Metro lines: 51, 53, 54, 52
Tram lines: 2, 12, 4, 14, 13, 24, 17, 26
Ferry lines: 901, 906, 902, 907, 905
Bus lines: GVB 18, 21, 22, 48, 248, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 293, Connexxion 391, 394, N57, N47, N91, N94, EBS 305, 306, 314, 316, N01, N04, N10, N14
Train lines: Intercity, Intercity Express, Sprinter, Nightjet