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Intercity Berlin

  • Direct connection to Berlin
  • 6 times a day
  • Possibility of reserving a seat
  • Special bicycle carriage
  • Schedule

    Intercity Berlin schedule

    In 6 hours and 20 minutes 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 6 times a day.

    Download the Intercity Berlin 2017 schedule. The up-to-date schedule can be found in the itinerary planner.

    Route Travel time Change trains
    Berlin - Amsterdam 6:20 0
    Berlin - Rotterdam 6:29 1
    Berlin - Schiphol 6:51 1

    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

    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 Prices

    With Intercity Berlin you can travel from € 39 to Berlin. The sooner you book the cheaper your ticket. You can book up to 92 days in advance.

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    The price depends on

    Class Sparpreis Europa Flexpreis
    One-way trip 2nd class € 39 € 116.20
    One-way trip 1st class € 69.00 € 187.60

    Book in advance and save money!

    • 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.

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  • Tickets

    Intercity Berlin tickets

    No trip is the same. We are very aware of this and therefore offer a fitting rate for every travel situation depending on the amount of flexibility you want. For flexibility you can choose the Sparpreis Europa and Flexpreis.

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    Seat reservation

    It is not mandatory to reserve a seat with Intercity Berlin. We do, however, advise you to do so. You will receive a confirmation of your seat reservation stating the carriage number and seat number.

    Seat reservation 1st class

    When booking a first class 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.

    Rate conditions

    Sparpreis Europa Flexpreis
    Available in 2nd class ok ok
    Available in 1st class ok ok
    Possible to rebook Until 1st day of valid for a fee of € 19 ok
    Cancellation prior to departure Until 1st day of valid for a fee of € 19 ok
    Cancellation after departure not ok Until 1st day of valid for a fee of € 19
    Last minute travel (*) ok ok
    Presale period 180 days 180 days
    Availability of tickets sufficient plenty
    One-way 1st class: (**) € 69.00 € 187.60
    One-way 2nd class (**) € 39.00 € 116.20
    In combination with Dutch reduction card (Voordeelurenkaart) not ok ok
    In combination with Railplus not ok ok
    In combination with BahnCard One-way with Bahncard 25 ok
    * Dependant of the availability in your preferred train.
    ** Price example route Amsterdam Centraal - Cologne, 2nd class, depending on availability.
  • Classes

    Intercity Berlin classes

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

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    1st class

    • Seat reservation included in your 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
    *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

    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.

    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.


    Have a look at the different conditions of taking along luggage per train carrier.

    Bringing bicycles on board

    It is permitted to bring a bicycle on board an Intercity Berlin train. You will need an international bicycle ticket that cost € 12.00 for a one-way trip. Making a reservation for your bicycle is mandatory. This costs € 4 per one-way trip. Read more about bringing a bicycle on board.

    Bringing pets on board

    On board most trains you can bring a pet with you. In certain cases conditions apply. Read more about bringing a pet on board.


    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.

    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.

    Travelling 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.

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