The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Dortmund to Amsterdam is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 52 m
4 h 3 m
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It's difficult to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam without transferring at least once.
|Distance||124 miles (200 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 25 min|
|Average train ticket price||$29 (€26)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or National Express|
Trains from Dortmund to Amsterdam cover the 124 miles (200 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 25 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or National Express. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $29 (€26), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $22 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.
For as little as $22 (€20) you can travel by train to Amsterdam from Dortmund with National Express and Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance train company operating over 550 trains per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates train services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express trains have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most trains come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your train to Amsterdam from Dortmund, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
Dortmund to Amsterdam train information with National Express:
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Dortmund to Amsterdam. DB uses different types of trains such as 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 required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Travel between Dortmund, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Netherlands must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Dortmund and Amsterdam as this information can change.
The restriction level for your return train to Dortmund, Germany from Amsterdam is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Dortmund from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here here.
When departing from Dortmund, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. When arriving in Amsterdam, you can end your journey in train stations like Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Amstel.
Omio customers book a train from Dortmund Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal most frequently for this route.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Amsterdam Centraal and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the train station to the city center in Amsterdam.
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