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Take the train from Amsterdam to Genk in 3 hours 36 minutes

If you want to travel from Amsterdam to Genk by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Amsterdam to Genk by train to take around 4 hours 42 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 3 hours 36 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 32 trains per day running on this route, which spans 162 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Genk. Thalys, ICE or DB are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Amsterdam to Genk start from $33.97 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Amsterdam to Genk by train

It takes an average of 4h 42m to travel from Amsterdam to Genk by train, over a distance of around 101 miles (162 km). There are normally 32 trains per day traveling from Amsterdam to Genk and tickets for this journey start from $33.97 when you book in advance.

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Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 3h 36m


101 miles (162 km)


32 trains per day


1 change


From $33.97

Train and bus operators

SNCB, BlaBlaCar Bus, Thalys, NS, Deutsche Bahn, Amsterdam Airport Express

Amsterdam to Genk train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to Genk for Tuesday Mar 28th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:28 14:51 4h 23m, 1 change
11:15 14:51 3h 36m, 2 changes
11:28 15:30 4h 2m, 3 changes
11:28 15:51 4h 23m, 1 change
12:15 15:51 3h 36m, 2 changes
12:28 16:51 4h 23m, 1 change
13:28 17:55 4h 27m, 1 change
14:15 17:55 3h 40m, 2 changes
14:28 18:15 3h 47m, 3 changes
14:28 18:51 4h 23m, 1 change

NS, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Amsterdam to Genk

You can travel from Amsterdam to Genk on NS, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Thalys classes from Amsterdam to Genk

Compare the different travel classes offered by Thalys when traveling from Amsterdam to Genk.

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Genk

The price of train tickets from Amsterdam to Genk starts at $33.97 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 to Genk by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Amsterdam to Genk

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam to Genk? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Amsterdam to Genk take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Genk is 4 hours and 42 minutes, with around 32 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Amsterdam and Genk by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Genk is 3 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam to Genk cost?

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Genk can start from as little as $33.97 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.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam to Genk?

No, there are no direct train services from Amsterdam to Genk. Travelling from Amsterdam to Genk by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Amsterdam to Genk leave?

The first train from Amsterdam to Genk leaves at 06:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam to Genk leave?

The last train from Amsterdam to Genk leaves at 23:10. 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.

What's the distance between Amsterdam and Genk by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Genk cover a distance of around 101 miles (162 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Genk to Amsterdam.

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