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Train Information from Dortmund to Amsterdam

distanceDistance124 miles (200 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£18 (€20)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Dortmund to Amsterdam cover the 124 miles (200 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 48 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. There are direct train 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 £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

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Train from Dortmund to Amsterdam with Deutsche Bahn

Travel from Dortmund to Amsterdam from £17 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Dortmund to Amsterdam in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your journey between Dortmund and Amsterdam on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Dortmund and Amsterdam is 124 miles (200 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Dortmund to Amsterdam start at £17.

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while WCs are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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

Trains from Dortmund to Amsterdam

Forget about flying. Trains offer a convenient, comfortable, and quick way to make the trip from Dortmund to Amsterdam. The journey to Amsterdam from Dortmund takes between 2 hours and 43 minutes, and 4 hours and 50 minutes when one change is involved. And there are numerous daily options, with 6 services during the week, and 7-8 trains on weekends. So there should be departure times to suit anyone's schedule

Dortmund to Amsterdam train times: daily departures

Deutsche Bahn operates a daily service between Dortmund and Amsterdam, with no interruptions during the year. Expect a choice of 6 trains from Monday to Friday, and a couple of extra possibilities on Saturdays and Sundays. Trains run all day long, with the earliest leaving at about 6:45 a.m., and the last departure of the day just before 9:00 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Dortmund to Amsterdam?

Travelers will need to include at least one stop in their itinerary when they catch the train from Dortmund to Amsterdam. Stops could be in Oberhausen or Duisburg, and they don't add too much to journey lengths. With durations of between 2 hours and 43 minutes and 4 hours and 50 minutes, services with a stop are usually competitive with flights. The fastest services with more than one change take over 5 hours, which is worth bearing in mind.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Dortmund to Amsterdam?

Departure station: The train from Dortmund to Amsterdam will leave from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof, which is located on Königswall in the heart of the city. Cycling, walking, local buses, and taxis all provide good links to Dortmund's central neighborhoods. And the station is well supplied with amenities, including places to dine, shops, free WiFi, and bathrooms.

Arrival station: Trains from Dortmund will arrive at Amsterdam Centraal - the city's largest rail hub. Centraal is just north of the old town center, and arrivals can walk there in 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, buses, trams, and subway services are available for onward journeys. At Centraal, travelers can eat or drink, use left luggage, check their email, or freshen up before sightseeing.

Which train companies travel from Dortmund to Amsterdam?

Trains from Dortmund to Amsterdam are provided by Deutsche Bahn (DB), the largest rail operator in Germany. DB runs services from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Amsterdam Centraal, via a number of intermediate stops, which include Mönchengladbach, Duisburg and Oberhausen. Changes can add an hour onto journeys, but some take 5-10 minutes, resulting in the shortest journey times.

Dortmund to Amsterdam trains: services on board

DB offers a range of seat classes on its ICE (inter city) trains, which cover the second leg in journeys from Dortmund to Amsterdam. This includes extra legroom, quiet spaces, unlimited WiFi, and the option of having refreshments delivered to seats. All seat classes on ICE trains deliver free WiFi, though users may have to pay for extra data, and catering is provided via restaurant cars. Travelers can take as much hand luggage onto DB trains as they need, but can only take one larger item - as long as it fits in the luggage racks. Cyclists will need to reserve space for their bike, which can be done via the online booking system. Small pets can travel free, as long as they are in proper carriers, and dogs are welcome. However, larger dogs will need a ticket of their own. The rail operator also offers assistance for disabled travelers. To book this service, it's a good idea to contact DB's Mobility Service Center 24 hours before traveling.

How to find cheap train tickets from Dortmund to Amsterdam?

Finding affordable fares for trains from Dortmund to Amsterdam should always be possible, and some general money saving rules apply. First, book in advance when possible to save money. Purchasing a few days before traveling will almost always add to the cost. Secondly, look at slower services with longer stops (you can always explore locations like Duisburg while waiting). They may be cheaper than more direct services. And think about traveling at less popular times as they can be a very cheap time to book.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Dortmund and Amsterdam?

Travel between Dortmund, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands by train is: Fully open.

What is the status of international entry into Netherlands from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Dortmund?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Health declaration required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

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

When travelling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 18/07/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Dortmund and Amsterdam before travelling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Germany from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Partially open.

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

Entry into Germany 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • 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 compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

The government of Germany 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 23/07/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Dortmund from Amsterdam.

How much do cheap train tickets to Amsterdam from Dortmund cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Dortmund to Amsterdam for as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets to Amsterdam from Dortmund?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Dortmund to Amsterdam train prices are on average £18  one way.
What is the distance from Dortmund to Amsterdam via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Dortmund and Amsterdam via train to be approximately 124 miles (200 km).
How many hours does it take from Dortmund to Amsterdam by train?
While the time it takes to travel 124 miles (200 km) between Dortmund and Amsterdam can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Dortmund to Amsterdam is on average 3 h 48 min.
What is the departure train station in Dortmund and arrival train station in Amsterdam?

Some of the Dortmund train stations to Amsterdam you can start your journey from include Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Amsterdam include Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Centraal.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Dortmund Hbf   and arriving in Amsterdam Centraal.

Where do I find the Dortmund train station to Amsterdam? Where is the Amsterdam train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Amsterdam Centraal and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Amsterdam.

Which train providers should I travel with from Dortmund to Amsterdam?
If you're looking for trains from Dortmund to Amsterdam, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Amsterdam. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Dortmund to Amsterdam journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What time is the earliest train from Dortmund to Amsterdam? What time is the last train from Dortmund to Amsterdam?
If you prefer early morning trains from Dortmund to Amsterdam, the first train leaves at 04: 33. If you prefer late night trains from Dortmund to Amsterdam, the last train of the day leaves at 19: 12. Omio shows you the latest train from Dortmund to Amsterdam schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I purchase Dortmund to Amsterdam train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find a train between Dortmund and Amsterdam to cost on average £18 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Dortmund to Amsterdam train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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Amsterdam
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