About this trip

  • Amsterdam Central
    • Amersfoort
    • Osnabruck Central
    • Hanover Central
    • Wolfsburg
  • Berlin Central
Travel time 6 h 20 min
Board directly, no check-ins
18 connections a day
Arrive in the city center

Practical Details

Food & drinks
Classes & facilities
Luggage
Tickets

1st class

On a few Intercity Berlin trains, meals can be purchased and served at your seat. The menu and meals are adjusted according to the time of day. You can always sit and dine at the bistro car and enjoy simple high quality meals including salads, warm snacks, and drinks. Vegetarian options are available. You are also free to pack your own meal and drinks and enjoy them on the train.

2nd class

With a 2nd class ticket you can sit and dine at the bistro car and enjoy simple high quality meals including salads, warm snacks and drinks. The menu and meals are adjusted according to the time of day. Vegetarian options are available. You are also free to pack your own meal and drinks and enjoy them on the train.

Classes

When traveling on an Intercity Berlin train, you can choose between two travel classes.

2nd Class

The 2nd class offers comfortable individual seats and a drop-down table. European power sockets can be found between every pair of seats in 2nd class.

1st Class

1st class coaches on the Intercity Berlin include seat reservations for your tickets. 1st class on the Intercity Berlin offers wider seats, reading lights, and outlets at your seat. On a few select Intercity Berlin trains, meals and drinks are served at your seat. You can also enjoy access and a free drink at the comfortable NS International Lounge in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Schiphol.

Facilities

  • European power sockets (220v, 2 pins) found between every pair of seats in 2nd class. Individual power sockets available to passengers in 1st class
  • Hot and cold drinks, meals, as well as snacks, are available at the bistro car
  • Toilets, wheelchair accessible and otherwise, are available on each train
  • Wheelchair users can travel in the comfort of their own chairs in a wheelchair space
  • Baby changing facilities are available in select areas
  • Family cabin for those with young children

You are advised to bring only luggage that you can easily carry on and off and stow away in the available storage areas. Small pieces of luggage can be placed on the luggage racks above the seats. Larger items of luggage can be placed in specially provided spaces found between the seats.

Baby carriages or prams travel for free in addition to your luggage allowance. Simply fold it before boarding and store it in the storage areas of your carriage.

The Intercity Berlin offers 2nd class and 1st class tickets. Seat reservations are automatically included in your 1st class ticket, but they are not in 2nd. It’s recommended you reserve a seat with your booking. The cost to reserve a seat is €4. Reserved seats are indicated by a small light above the chair. Those without reservations can sit freely at any non-reserved seat. If the train is busy it is likely you won’t find a free seat.

Children under 4 travel for free when they don’t require a separate seat. Children up to 14 years old also travel for free as long as they’re accompanied by a parent or grandparent. The children need be registered on the ticket during booking.

A dedicated compartment is on board the Intercity Berlin for those traveling with babies or young children. Most of these compartments feature: a table for children to draw or play, a power socket, and a baby changing station. You cannot book these compartments online and will need to call the Service Center +31 (0)30-2300023 or arrange it at the NS International counter at the train station.

Flexibility Levels

The price of an Intercity Berlin ticket is determined by class and the level of flexibility.

Mid-flex (Sparpreis): You can refund a Sparpreis ticket one day before departure after a €19 administration fee. When traveling with a mid-flex ticket you are bound to a train number, day, and departure time, and therefore will be charged for any rebooking.

Full-flex (Flexpreis): A Flexpreis ticket can be fully refunded up to the day before departure. You can even receive a refund on the day of departure for unused tickets, after a €19 administration fee. When traveling with a full-flex ticket you are not bound to a train number, day, or departure time, and can therefore change your itinerary one day before departure.

Extremely convenient Female - From Australia - 19

It is an extremely convenient, comfortable, and spacious way to travel. The train stations are usually quite central to the city centre. It makes it easy to get to the hotel. I also love seeing the views on the way!

Faster than traveling by plane Female - From Mexico - 27

It was easier and faster than traveling by plane. I am traveling Europe for two months on a budget, and train travel suits me.

Saves time and resources Male - From USA - 49

Taking the train saves time and resources. There is easier access to seeing the countryside and cultural sightseeing.

Beautiful sights! Male - From Pakistan - 45

I take the train to see the countryside and beautiful sights!

Accessible as well as comfortable Male - From India - 32

It is cheaper than airplane and it’s accessible as well as comfortable.

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