Let an NS Intercity train whisk you from Amsterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal in less than half an hour. That’s quicker than driving and you won’t have to worry about finding a suitable parking space – what could be better?
As both stations are in the centre of each city, locals and tourist alike find taking the train a convenient way to travel between the two – it also means you can be admiring the icon Dom Tower just 10 minutes after stepping off the train. Keen to find out more? Keep reading to find train times, ticket prices and journey information.
|Journey time||From 25m|
|Distance||22 miles (35 km)|
|Frequency||113 trains per day|
|Arrival station||Utrecht Centraal|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Train and bus operators||BlaBlaCar Bus, NS|
NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Amsterdam-Centraal and Utrecht Centraal is 26 minutes, with around 113 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal is 25 minutes.
Train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal can start from as little as $10.02 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal without having to change trains. There are 113 direct trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal leaves at 00:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal leaves at 23:54. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal cover a distance of around 22 miles (35 km) during the journey.