How to travel from Amsterdam to Kiel

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from Amsterdam to Kiel

You can get from Amsterdam to Kiel by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
train

To get from Amsterdam to Kiel on Jan 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:07AMAmsterdam Centraal7h27 06:34PMKiel Hbf
5 transfers
491One-way
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08:08PMAmsterdam Centraal13h26 09:34AMKiel Hbf
5 transfers
351One-way
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11:05AMAmsterdam Centraal7h29 06:34PMKiel Hbf
4 transfers
491One-way
06:08PMAmsterdam Centraal8h01 02:09AMKiel Hbf
5 transfers
411One-way
06:05PMAmsterdam Centraal8h04 02:09AMKiel Hbf
4 transfers
441One-way

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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Kiel

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $107
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $38 (€33) • 7 h 38 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $107 (€93) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 254 miles (409 km) from Amsterdam to Kiel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€33). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Amsterdam to Kiel.

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FAQs

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Kiel, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Netherlands?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Kiel if traveling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Kiel, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Kiel from Amsterdam.

Return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Germany?

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Netherlands from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 1/9/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Amsterdam from Kiel.

There are 4 travel options from Amsterdam to Kiel: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Kiel from Amsterdam is by taking a train with an average price of $38 (€33).

This is compared to other travel options to Kiel:

Taking a train is usually $26 (€23) less than taking a bus to Kiel, which costs on average $64 (€56) for the same trip.

Taking a train is usually $69 (€60) less than taking a flight to Kiel, which costs on average $107 (€93) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Kiel from Amsterdam is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Kiel can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Kiel by bus can take on average 8 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 38 min   of travel time.

The distance from Amsterdam to Kiel is approximately 254 miles (409 km).

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Kiel is:

  • Around 3 buses per day.
  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Amsterdam and Kiel as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Amsterdam to Kiel:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) to Kiel.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Amsterdam to Kiel depart from Amsterdam Centraal to Kiel Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Kiel:

  • You can go to Kiel from Amsterdam by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $64 (€56) with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Kiel on Omio.
  • You can go to Kiel from Amsterdam by plane with KLM. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $107 (€93) with KLM from Amsterdam to Kiel on Omio.
  • You can go to Kiel from Amsterdam by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $38 (€33) with Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Kiel on Omio.
Your trip from Amsterdam to Kiel doesn't have to end in Kiel. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Hamburg, Berlin or Munich. If you’d like to add Hamburg, Berlin or Munich to your Amsterdam to Kiel tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Kiel today!

Before traveling from Amsterdam to Kiel, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $64 (€56) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $107 (€93) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $38 (€33) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Kiel tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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