Night train from Copenhagen to Amsterdam?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Aug 8, 2007 10:26 PM Last Post By: chirags
Jul 17, 2007 6:12 AM
Jul 17, 2007 7:29 AM
I can not seem to find a price, but the most direct train I can find departs from Copenhagen at 6.53PM which arrives at Hamm(Westf) in Germany at 5.00AM. From there you switch to another train which departs at 5.59AM and arrives at 6.59AM in Rheine, which is close to the Holland border. In Rheine you catch a train at 8.20AM which arrives in Amsterdam Zuid at 11.01AM.
Total travel time is 16 hours and 8 minutes.
But I don't know what date you are suppose to travel, so I'm not sure if this is an everyday schedule.
Jul 17, 2007 3:05 PM
16 hours is about right - give or take a couple.. You can leave at almost any time a day, at least for the day that I just checked. This is a great site for train travelling in europe: http://www.bahnhof.de/site/bahnhoefe/de/start.html
It is in german, but even if you don't speak the language you should be fine (I speak very little german myself). It's pretty standard - just plot in FROM whitch city TO which city, and your preferred date and time :)
Jul 18, 2007 3:17 AM
3Thanks everyone for replying. I'm planning to travel on the night of July 23rd so that I can be in Amsterdam on 24th morning. I hope there is more direct train than what Jimmi suggested (changing 3 times).
Jul 18, 2007 8:46 AM
4As far as I can see, if you leave at 8:56 pm on the 23rd (and arrive then in Amsterdam at 3:01 pm on the 24th), you will have only two changes. But if you want to get to Amsterdam earlier in the day, it seems like you have to have 3 changes or more..
Jul 18, 2007 3:29 PM
Jul 19, 2007 3:51 AM
Jul 20, 2007 10:26 AM
7There used to be a direct overnight train (before the era of low cost flights) but these days the overnight trains go to Cologne, Basel and Munich (which leave, supposedly as one and the same train, at the same time from Copenhagen).
For Amsterdam, take the Cologne train, get off in Duisburg, Düsseldorf or Cologne (Köln) and catch an Amsterdam-bound train there.
If you travel during the day, it's easier to change in Hamburg and Osnabrück (sometimes Hannover instead of O.) than taking the route via the Ruhr area.
Aug 8, 2007 10:26 PM
8Thought I would just mention that I ended up taking the train finally. Euroline bus is actually much cheaper, but you have to book in advance and when I went there, they were closed (Sunday). So I had to get train. Fortunately, due to some special offer, train fare was comparable. FYI, bus from CPH to Amsterdam costs about 500 DKK and train ticket cost me 580 DKK (without that offer, it could be much more).
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