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Station Berlin Hauptbahnhof 

The train to Berlin arrives at Berlin Hauptbahnhof station, the main train station in Berlin. An Intercity will take you from Amsterdam Central to this station in 6 hours and 20 minutes. From the main station you can walk directly into the city centre, or take a bus or tram to your destination. 

What to do in the Berlin Hauptbahnhof area

From Berlin Hauptbahnhof station, you can walk straight into the city centre. Take a 15-minute walk along the Spree River to highlights such as the Reichstag building or the Brandenburg Gate. Another fifteen minutes and you will find the remains of the Berlin Wall and various exhibitions about life in the former GDR. Some of the most beautiful museums and shopping streets of Berlin are within walking distance, others can be reached quicker by metro. Enjoy the sun on your face from one of the charming terraces or in a Biergarten in a park.

Practical information about Berlin's central station 

The address of Berlin's main railway station is Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin.  

Public transport 

From the platforms of Berlin Hauptbahnhof you can change over to local trains, BVG buses or the U-Bahn tram. A tram ticket costs a few Euros, depending on the travel distance. If you plan to use the metro a lot, you can travel for less with a 24-hour ticket that you can buy at many kiosks and the BVG app. With the help of this floor plan, you can quickly find your way around Berlin's public transport system. .

Delays Central Station Berlin

If you are travelling by train from Amsterdam Central or Amersfoort to Berlin Hauptbahnhof, you will not need to change trains en route and will experience few delays. Are you travelling from another station and encountering problems with your change due to a delay? What you have to do depends on the type of ticket you have.
With a Flexpreis fare, your ticket is not tied to a fixed time and you can take the next train on the day it is valid. With a Sparpreis Europa fare, your ticket is tied to a fixed time. In this case, please report to the  NS International counter in the Service Office or call the NS International Service Center via 030-2300023 (24/7).
Read more about what to do if you miss a transfer here.  

Lounges at the stations 

Are you travelling first class with the Intercity Berlin from the Netherlands to Berlin? Then you can visit the NS International Lounge at Amsterdam Central and Schiphol and the DB Lounge in Berlin.
You can find more information about the various lounges here   

Storing luggage at Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Would you like to store your luggage so that you can move about more freely? You can do this at Berlin's central train station in special lockers. For security reasons, these lockers are located in the car park outside the main building. Walk to the first, second or third floor of Area C.

Lost and found at Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Have you lost something at the station? Then you can go to a service officer on the platform or to a service counter. You can also fill in a search form online.

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Floor plan Berlin Hauptbahnhof 

Save the map below to easily find your way to the platforms and facilities at Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.
Floor plan station Berlin Hbf