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How to travel Amsterdam to Warsaw (and back)


Warsaw is the capital of Poland and is situated some 1,100km east from Amsterdam.

Let's consider the travel options between these 2 cities by air, train and bus...

1. Amsterdam-Warsaw by Air

Due to the distance, flying is by far the most convenient option. Flights between Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) and Warsaw Frederic Chopin airport (WAW) take 2 hours.

KLM (Skyteam) has up to 3x daily non-stop flights using Boeing 737 or Embraer 190 aircraft. Prices start from around €150 return not including checked luggage.

LOT polish airlines

LOT Polish Airlines (Star Alliance) has 3x daily non-stop flights between Amsterdam and Warsaw using Embraer aircraft.

Return fares are similarly priced to KLM.

2. Amsterdam-Warsaw by Train

It is possible to travel Amsterdam-Warsaw by rail during the daytime - this will take about 13 hours and 1 change is required in Berlin.

The journey is made up of the Amsterdam-Berlin IC train (6h 30) and then the Berlin-Warsaw Eurocity Express (5h 20). 2nd class fares for each sector start at €39 and €29 respectively. Consider making an overnight stop in Berlin to reduce the risk of missing a connection and to have a wider choice of fares.

berlin-amsterdam intercity train

Depart Amsterdam Central at 0900 on the Berlin-bound IC train which arrives at Berlin Hbf at 1543. Then take the 1637 Eurocity service which gets you into Warsaw Centralna at 2200.

From the opposite direction, take the Eurocity from Warsaw departing at 0959 which arrives at Berlin Hbf at 1543; then take the 1634 IC train which arrives at Amsterdam Central at 2301.

How to book online: Amsterdam-Warsaw through-tickets can now be booked at the NS International site

Note, there are no longer any night train services between Amsterdam and Warsaw.

3. Amsterdam-Warsaw by Coach

Flixbus operates up to 1-3x daily Amsterdam-Warsaw connections via Berlin. Journey times are 19-23 hours and singles cost from €46.

Eurolines also operates a coach service from Amsterdam to Warsaw via Berlin, though separate tickets must be purchased. Amsterdam-Berlin is a daily overnight service priced from €30 one-way.

Berlin-Warsaw is served by Eurolines Germany (daily overnight service, 8 hours, singles from €17). In Berlin the main bus station is Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof ZOB, am Funkturn. In Warsaw it is the West Bus Station (Dworzec Autobusowy Warszawa Zachodnia).

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