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Berlin to Amsterdam train

Is anyone aware of a night train from Berlin to Amsterdam. We have been on a couple sites that look like there is one, but no booking available. The map looked like most night trains travel north to south rather than east west. So thought I would check if someone was aware of one that I can not seem to find.

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I see lots of options, typically requiring 6 to 7 hours. Some involve one change. Have you checked the Deutsche Bahn website? That seems to be the best information source for most European trains. In this case you should also be able to buy the ticket there, since you'll be taking a German train.

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I've never used it, but the Bahn website shows a night train, leaving at 23:16. Not very attractive with a change in Duisburg at 6 o'clock in the morning.
As the previous poster said, you can buy your tickets directly from the Bahn website. As always, advance buying gives huge discount.

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Sorry that I overlooked the "night train" part of the original inquiry!

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I can't imagine many people using that train between Amsterdam and Berlin. The other way around brings you in Berlin at 7 o'clock in the morning.

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Hi there,

While there are night trains between Berlin and Amsterdam, the tickets for which are available online at the German rail site www.bahn.com, many of the itineraries call for train changes along the route at some extremely early hours. As this particular route can take anywhere between 6-12 hours, I understand the temptation to take a night train between the cities in order to avoid missing a travel day. However, night trains do not always offer the best night of sleep and can result in a following groggy day for travel. In fact, many night trains are being phased out throughout Europe as they are becoming increasingly less popular among travelers.

Having traveled between Berlin and Amsterdam, myself, I would highly recommend flying rather than a night train. There are direct 1.5 hour flights that are sold for as inexpensive as $45 (I found this price using the helpful website, www.skyscanner.com). This option saves travelers both time and money. So rather than sacrificing either a day of travel or a sound night's sleep, you can arrive promptly at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, jump on the 15 minute train into the city, and quickly start your day of exploration.

I hope that this helps!