From € 38

To Berlin by train

With Intercity Berlin and ICE International

Quickly to the city center

  • From € 38 one-way trip
  • Travel time Amsterdam – Berlin 5.52 hrs
  • Board directly, no check-ins
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The earlier you book, the lower the price. The lowest fare from Amsterdam to Berlin is € 38. If the € 38 tickets have run out on a particular time and day, the price will increase to between € 45 and € 131. You pay extra if you want a flexible ticket.

Cheering on the Dutch

Cheer the Dutch team to victory at the European Championship in Germany next summer! Travel comfortably to Hamburg, Leipzig and Berlin with NS International. Kick off your football party on the train

Book your train tickets from 180 days before the match

Berlin is a city where old meets new. You will see famous sites like the Brandenburg Gate and the remains of the Berlin Wall. These show how the city was once divided but is now together again. If you like art, there is plenty to see: from galleries to art on the streets. At night, there is always something to do in the many nightlife venues. And for a quiet moment there is Tiergarten park, a large green park in the middle of Berlin.

Travel information Berlin

Going on vacation or for business to Berlin? Intercity Berlin will transport you from Amsterdam Central Station directly to the German capital, where you get off at Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

Overview travel time to Berlin

Route Travel times Transfers Header Header
Amsterdam - Berlin 5.52 hours 0 Content Content
Schiphol - Berlin 6.46 hours 1 Content Content
Rotterdam - Berlin 6.16 hours 1 Content Content
Utrecht - Berlin 5.32 hours 1 Content Content
Eindhoven - Berlin 5.57 2 Content Content
Arnhem - Berlin 5.29 hours 1 Content Content
Groningen - Berlin 6.02 hours 2 Content Content
Amersfoort - Berlin 5.15 hours 0 Content Content

For a complete travel itinerary, consult our itinerary planner

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Frequently asked questions about taking the train to Berlin

How much does a train ticket to Berlin cost?
The lowest price for a one-way ticket from Amsterdam to Berlin is € 38. You pay extra if you want to be flexible. For the best price, you can book from a station near. The sooner you book, the lower the price. Check our itinerary planner for an up-to-date overview of all prices.
How long does it take to travel to Berlin by train?
The shortest trip from Amsterdam to Berlin takes approximately 5.52. See our itinerary planner for an up-to-date overview of all travel times.
What does a return ticket to Berlin by train cost?
The lowest price for a return ticket between Amsterdam and Berlin is € 76. This price is without a seat reservation. The sooner you book, the lower the price. Check our itinerary planner for an up-to-date overview of all prices.
What route does the train to Berlin take?
The Intercity Berlin starts at Amsterdam Central Station and stops in Hilversum, Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Almelo, Hengelo, Bad Bentheim, Rheine, Osnabrück, Bad Oeynhausen, Minden, Hannover, Wolfsburg, Stendal and finally Berlin. You can also travel to Berlin with ICE International. This train has a different route. You need to change in Duisburg.
Do I need to reserve a seat on the train to Berlin? ?
A seat reservation is not compulsory, but we do recommend it. The cost for a seat reservation is € 4.90 per person per one-way journey in 2nd class. For 1st class (Super)Sparpreis Europa, the cost is € 5.90 per seat reservation. In 1st class Full-Flex, the seat reservation is included in the train ticket price.
Is there a direct train to Berlin?
Yes, there is a direct train connection between Amsterdam and Berlin during the day. It runs approximately every two hours.

Prices Intercity Berlin

Based on one-way trips, 2nd class, from Amsterdam Central Station

The price depends on

Options flexibility Intercity Berlin

Supersparpreis Europa
  • Always the lowest rates
  • Can be booked until departure
  • Changes and cancellations not possible

Sparpreis Europa
  • Low rates
  • Can be booked until departure
  • Changes and cancellations possible at a cost

Flexpreis Europa
  • Can be booked until departure
  • Changes or cancellations free of charge (except for reservation costs)
  • City Ticket included*

*City Ticket: In a significant number of German cities free tickets from/to station with local transport

Find out everything about ICE International and Intercity Berlin rates here

Book in advance and save money

Do you already know what day and time you want to travel? Then choose for a Supersparpreis Europa rate: the best rate for the price-conscious travellers. You will not be able to cancel or rebook the ticket.

General tips for getting the cheapest tickets

  • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets.
  • Travelling in the evening is often cheaper.
  • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.
  • Book online to avoid booking fee.

    Tips to get the best rates

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    Practical information

    To make your trip that much easier, we have summed up certain practical issues for you.

    Facilities on board

    Read more about all the facilities on board, so that you can make your trip as comfortable as possible.
    Read more about ICE International facilities
    Read more about Intercity Berlin facilities

    View the itinerary planner and app

    Please keep in mind that there could be delays or engineering works and check your trip with the itinerary planner. That way, you will never get an unpleasant surprise!
    Download our app so that you will be kept informed of the possible changes.

    Free access to the lounges

    If you have a 1st class ticket, you can enjoy a free drink at the NS International Lounge in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam. You also have access to the 1st class lounge of Deutsche Bahn at Berlin Hauptbahnhof, where you can enjoy a free snack and drink (excluding the Supersparpreis rate (Europe) and the Sparpreis Europe rate).

    Seat reservation

    In summer 2024 from 1 June to 31 August, seat reservation is compulsory. This reservation is free if you select it during booking. At other times, reserving a seat is not compulsory. However, we do recommend it. You will receive a confirmation after booking that includes the carriage number and your seat number.
    Do you have a train ticket between the Netherlands and Germany without a seat reservation? And want to make sure you can sit down? Then you can reserve a seat online.

    Seat reservation 1st class

    When booking a first class full-flex ticket, the seat reservation costs are included in the price of your ticket.

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