Intercity Berlin

  • Directly to Berlijn 5 times a day
  • Possibility of reserving a seat
  • Special bicycle carriage
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Schedule Intercity Berlijn

In 5.52 hour you can travel from Amsterdam to Berlin, one of the hippest cities in Europe. Intercity Berlin is not just fast but is equipped with all the necessary features to make your trip comfortable.

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Intercity Berlin runs directly from Amsterdam Central Station to Berlin 5 times a day.

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

Departure stations

  • Amsterdam Centraal
  • Hilversum
  • Amersfoort
  • Apeldoorn
  • Deventer
  • Almelo
  • Hengelo

Arrival stations

  • Bad Bentheim
  • Rheine
  • Osnabrück Hbf
  • Bad Oeynhausen
  • Minden
  • Hannover Hbf
  • Wolfsburg
  • Stendal
  • Berlijn Spandau
  • Berlijn Hbf
  • Berlijn Südkreuz
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At certain times of the day extra stops will be made at additional stations. For a complete overview of the train stations go to the itinerary planner.

Prices Intercity Berlin

With Intercity Berlin you can travel from € 38 to Berlin. The sooner you book the cheaper your ticket. You can book up to 180 days in advance.

The price depends on

Class Supersparpreis Europa Sparpreis Europa Flexpreis Europa
One-way trip 2nd class € 38 € 42 € 124
One-way trip 1st class € 60 € 61 € 205

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

      Intercity Berlin tickets

      Intercity Berlin offers different tarif types for your journey. Choose from Flexpreis (Plus), Sparpreis or Sparpreis Europa tarif. Every tarif type has different conditions.

      Supersparpreis Europa Sparpreis Europa Flexpreis Europa Flexpreis Europa Plus
      Change booking not ok Until 1st day of valid for a fee of € 19 ok ok
      Cancellation prior to departure not ok Until 1st day of valid for a fee of € 19 ok ok
      Cancellation after departure not ok not ok From 1st day of valid for a fee of € 19 Without fee possible until last day of validity, afterwards a fee of € 19 will apply
      Seat reservation included not ok not ok not ok ok
      +City * not ok ok ok ok
      Presale period 180 180 180 180
      Availability of tickets sufficient sufficient unlimited unlimited
      In combination with Dutch reduction card not ok not ok ok ok
      In combination with BahnCard Bahncard 25 Bahncard 50 Bahncard 25 Bahncard 50 Bahncard 25 Bahncard 50 Bahncard 100 Bahncard 25 Bahncard 50 Bahncard 100

      * +City: Travel to/from the station with local public transport for a significant number of German destinations

      Seat reservation

      It is not mandatory to reserve a seat with Intercity Berlin. However we do advise you to do so. You will receive a confirmation of your seat reservation stating the carriage number and 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. The seat reservation is not done automatically. After booking you will have to reserve a seat.

      Classes in Intercity Berlin

      Intercity Berlin offers lots of comfort and has air conditioning for all classes. Do you want more luxury? Then you should travel 1st class.

      1st class

      • Seat reservation included in your full-flex ticket*
      • Wide seats
      • Reading light at your seat
      • Two electrical outlets at the window seats (side corridor/carriage 12)
      • In a few Intercity trains there is catering at your seat
      • Access to the NS International and DB Lounges (with exception of Supersparpreis rate (Europe) and the Sparpreis Europe rate)

      * Based on availability

      Free access to the lounges

      A first class ticket gives access to the NS International Lounges. The lounges at the station have comfortable work areas. You also have access to wireless Internet, modern meeting rooms (for a fee) and there is a self-service bar with free drinks.

      On board Intercity Berlin

      Locating your carriage

      When travelling with a long-distance train, you will find large displays on the platforms which indicate with A to E where the individual carriages are located. The platforms are also divided from A to E.
      The map of Intercity Berlin can be found at the bottom of the page

      Travel information

      Leaflets are distributed on board the Intercity Berlin: 'Ihr Reiseplan'. In these leaflets, you can read which stops Intercity Berlin will make, departure and arrival times for each station, but also information about connecting trains and the services offered on board. In addition, it is important to listen to the broadcast messages. Just before arriving at the next station, they will announce which connecting trains are available.

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      Wi-Fi is available on all Intercity Berlin trains in 1st and 2nd class.


      You are advised to only bring luggage that you can easily carry and that can be stored in the spaces provided. Smaller pieces of luggage can be placed in the luggage racks above the seats; for the larger pieces of luggage you may make use of the spaces between the seats that have been specifically designed for this purpose.

      Read more on travelling with luggage in ICE International
      Read more on travelling with luggage in Intercity Berlin
      Read more on travelling with small electronic vehicles in German trains

      Bringing bicycles on board

      • Intercity Berlin has a bicycle carriage, with room for 16 bicycles. You can take your bike with you and place it in this carriage. Tandems (two bicycle spaces are needed for them) and tricycles (for people with reduced mobility) are also allowed.
      • You'll need an international bike ticket for your bike. In addition, a reservation for your bike is required. This compulsory bike reservation is free when you purchase your bike ticket from February 5, 2024. You can reserve a bicycle place by telephone, via the NS International Customer Service or at the international desk.
      • Bicycles packed as luggage are also allowed if they fit under the seat or in the luggage rack. It’s important that safety on the train is guaranteed. Maximum dimensions for the packaging are 120 x 90 cm (lxw). A ticket is not required for a packaged bicycle.
      • Folding bicycles may be carried as luggage when folded, if they can be placed in the luggage rack or under the seat. Folding bikes that are placed in the luggage rack must be packed in a cover, bag or suitcase for safety reasons. If the folding bike can be placed under the seat, packaging is not necessary.
      • Would you like to bring your bicycle only on board the Dutch stretch of Intercity Berlin? This is only possible with a domestic bicycle ticket. During peak hours and in the summer months, due to the crowds, bicycle transport is only possible for passengers with an international bicycle ticket and reservation.

      Bringing pets on board

      Dogs are permitted on board ICE International, but are not allowed to enter the bistro carriage. Small dogs/pets that are transported in a basket or cage and guide dogs may travel for free. A guide rate ticket is needed for a guide dog. This is available for free at the counter in the Ticket & Service shops in the stations.

      Large pets

      Larger dogs must be kept on a leash and wear a muzzle. For these dogs a dog ticket (rate: ‘dog’) and separate 50% reduced ICE International ticket is needed. In the Netherlands the ICE International ticket can only be purchased for direct ICE International services. Tickets for dogs cannot be purchased online but must be purchased at one of the staffed sales outlets: NS International Customer Service, and a NS International counter in one of the Tickets & Service offices at the larger train stations. For other routes, the ticket must be purchased on the spot.

      Travellers with impaired mobility

      ICE International and Intercity Berlin. There are two or four wheelchair spaces in every ICE International and Intercity Berlin train in a 2nd class carriage and there are handicap washroom/toilet facilities in the vicinity. Next to each wheelchair space there is a seat that is always reserved for the accompanying passenger. Allowable maximum size of the wheelchair is 125 x 70 cm.
      Accompanying persons (including guide dogs) of travelers with an OV companion card travel for free within the Netherlands with Intercity Berlin and ICE. They can also travel for free internationally if they have a ticket. This is available free of charge at the counter in the Ticket & Service shops in the stations.
      There are limited opportunities for travelling with a mobility scooter. For advice contact telephone number: +31(0)30 235 78 22 (7 days a week, 24 hours a day).

      Electrical outlets

      There are two electrical outlets at places near the window in 1st class and in 2nd class in each carriage at the table places. At these places you can use or charge your laptop or mobile phone.

      Traveling with children

      What does it cost to travel with children? Can I bring a stroller on board? May children walk about and play? For a worry-free trip, read all the practical information about travelling with children


      On board you can get a bite to eat and a drink at the Bistro Café. In a few Intercity trains catering is served at your seat in 1st class.

      From 10 December 2023, there will be no Bordbistro presence for a year. Catering will then come by with drinks and snacks.