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Berlin to Amsterdam

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Berlin to Amsterdam

Has anyone does this trip by train?

How long does it take?

Does it make sense to stop-over on route to break the long trip?

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1. Re: Berlin to Amsterdam

www.bahn.de tells you how long it takes.

The trip isn't scenic I'm afraid (flat, agricultural countryside with industrialised cities). If you want to break up the journey you might do it in Braunschweig, Hannover or Osnabrück.

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2. Re: Berlin to Amsterdam

Why take the train when flying could be even cheaper and much faster?

Berlin-Tegel Airport -> Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport

-> Air Berlin (2 daily flights from 29 EUR incl. Tax)

www.airberlin.com

-> Transavia (2 daily flights from 46,99 incl. Tax)

www.transavia.com

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3. Re: Berlin to Amsterdam

It takes 6 hours you can check train schedule at this site

http://217.194.102.76/nsinternationaal/boekingsapp/pages/booking.php?pt_uid=&pt_sessionid=&lcid=1030

enjoy

Mary

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4. Re: Berlin to Amsterdam

I just booked AMS to BER for 100 euros on transavia.

Since the train was 6 hours and this is only little over 1 and a lot cheaper.

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5. Re: Berlin to Amsterdam

ktscott,

it's not "a little over 1 hour" but rather "around 4 hours", unless the only things you are interested in are airports. Don't forget the time to get to and from the airport, luggage check, security, boarding time... all things taht you don't do when "surface" traveling. Still, 4 h is better than 6 and if it's cheaper, one more reason to fly.

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6. Re: Berlin to Amsterdam

Train Berlin to Amsterdam is from EUR 29,00

Surf&Rail International

db.de/site/…surf__rail__international.html

Why do people always compare fully flexible normal train tickets with non-flexible budget airline tickets? That's not the same! If you miss a flight/plan you'll know why!

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7. Re: Berlin to Amsterdam

The DB website for the IC train says 6:19 duration and the flight I booked is 1:15.

Yes travel to the airport is extra time but I hope it doesnt take me 5 hours extra.

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8. Re: Berlin to Amsterdam

kdscott,

of course it won't take you another 5 hours but 3 is usual. You must have misunderstood me: with a train/bus/car, RIDE TIME = TRAVEL TIME.

With a plane FLIGHT TIME =/= TRAVEL TIME. Therefore the comparison is not valid.

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9. Re: Berlin to Amsterdam

Let's break it up.

City center (Berlin) to Tegel: 30 min

Show-up before departure: 1 h

Flight: 1 h 15 min

Amsterdam: Security, retrieving luggage: 30 min

Waiting, tickets, train to the center: 30 min

TRAVEL TIME: 3 h 45 min

Train: TRAVEL TIME = 6 h 15 min

Costs, as abalada said, are actually 58 EUR return if you want to compare it with a flight booked long in advance. So: train travel time 50% longer, price 40% less than flight.

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10. Re: Berlin to Amsterdam

What's wrong with you guys? Six hours in a train is everything but pleasant! Sure, there are 29 EUR tickets (limited availability though) but that doesn't make the trip any shorter, does it? Everybody is free in choosing plane over train, so why jump on him?

BTW: Surf&Rail tickets aren't flexibel either!