- Direct connection to Berlin
- 6 times a day
- Possibility to reserve a seat beforehand
- Special bicycle carriage
Route Intercity Berlin
Intercity Berlin is the train that runs directly from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin 6 times a day.
In 6 hours and 20 minutes you can travel from Amsterdam to Berlin, one of the hippest cities in Europe. Besides, Intercity Berlin is not just fast but is equipped with all the necessary features to make your trip comfortable.
Fares Intercity Berlin
No two trips are alike. We understand that very well and therefore offer the best rate for every possible travel situation.
For the price conscientious traveller who is sure of his trip and wants to book his trip early, Intercity Berlin has the Europa Spezial rate. For the traveller looking for total flexibility there is always the normal rate. This rate could possibly be booked in combination with the Voordeelurenkorting and/or Railplus, or otherwise Bahncard discount.
Book in advance and save money!
Presale period and seat reservations
As a rule, Intercity Berlin can be booked from 92 days before departure.
For Intercity Berlin it is not mandatory to reserve a seat, although we do advise you to do so. You will receive your seat reservation showing your carriage number and seat number. For all 1st class tickets, a seat reservation is already included in the ticket price.
Rate terms and conditions
|Europa Spezial||Normalpreis||Available in 2nd class||Available in 1st class||Possiblity to rebook||Till 1st day of validity for € 15||Cancelling tickets till departure||Till 1st day of validity for € 15||Cancelling tickets after departure||Till 1st day of validity for € 15||Last minute travel (*)||Number of days it can be booked before departure||92 days||92 days||Number of days it can be booked till departure (if available)||1 days||0 days||Availability of tickets||plenty||plenty||One-way 1st class (**)||€ 69||€ 187.60||One-way 2nd class (**)||€ 39||€ 116.20||Combined with Voordeelurenkaart||Combined with Railplus||Combined with BahnCard||Only with Bahncard 25|
* Possibility to buy your ticket until a few days before departure, subject to availability.
** Price example for a one-way ticket Amsterdam Central - Berlin, subject to availability.
In order to offer the best possible service, you can purchase your tickets in different ways. Of course, the easiest way is to buy your ticket online. You can book your ticket online and print at home at your convenience, for all destinations of Intercity Berlin. You will no longer have to wait for the post or go to a counter to purchase your tickets. Additionally, you won't pay any booking fees!
► The different ways of purchasing tickets in a row
Intercity Berlin offers great comfort in both classes, including air conditioning. Would you like more luxury? Then you can choose to travel in 1st class.
Intercity Berlin's 1st class offers:
- Seat reservation included in your ticket price*
- Wide seats
- Reading light at your seat
- Two outlets at the window seats (side corridor/carriage 12)
- In a few Intercity trains there is catering at your seat.
- Free access to first class Lounges
*Subject to availability
A first class ticket gives access to the NS International Lounges. The lounges at the stations have comfortable working spaces. You have access to wireless Internet, modern meeting rooms (for a fee) and there is a self-service bar with free drinks.
First class passenger may also wait, and receive a free non-alcholic beverage, in the DB lounges at the stations in Hannover and Berlin (Hauptbahnhof). You can also watch TV here or read from a selection of newspapers and magazines.
► Read more about the NS International Lounges
How do I find my carriage on the platform?
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.
Travel information on board of InterCity Berlin
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.
Taking a bicycle
It is permitted to take a bicycle on board Intercity Berlin. Therefore you do need an international bicycle ticket for about € 12 one-way. It is also mandatory to make a reservation for your bicycle which costs € 4 per one-way trip.
► Read more about taking a bicycle on board
Have a look at the different conditions of taking along luggage per train operator. Sending luggage can also be done with our partner Flevobird.
► Read more about taking luggage
On board you get a bit to eat and a drink at the Bistro Café.
On most trains it is possible to bring your pet along. In certain situations there are conditions connected to this.
► Read more about taking a pet on board the train
Travelling with children
Children love taking the train! They don’t have to sit still for hours, can walk around and play during the trip. Read more about rates for children, if you can take a buggy on board and more. All information about travelling with children
Schedule Intercity Berlin
Intercity Berlin runs directly from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin 6 times a day.
► Download the schedule (Dutch)
|Departure stations||Arrival stations|
|Amsterdam Centraal||Bad Bentheim|
For a complete list of stations, please consult the international itinerary planner. Some train services call at extra stations.