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Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 5h 54m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 226 miles (364 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from $35.51 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 59m
PriceFrom $35.51
Distance226 miles (364 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main)
Arrival stationAmsterdam-Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus, Regiojet

Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal for Tuesday May 18th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:27 02:28 4h 1m, direct
11:10 04:05 4h 55m, 3 changes
00:27 04:28 4h 1m, direct
01:10 06:05 4h 55m, 3 changes
01:10 06:35 5h 25m, 2 changes
01:27 06:35 5h 8m, 3 changes
01:27 07:19 5h 52m, 2 changes
02:10 07:05 4h 55m, 3 changes
03:29 07:28 3h 59m, direct
04:42 08:58 4h 16m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal on 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal starts at $35.51 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal? 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and Amsterdam-Centraal is 5 hours and 54 minutes, with around 23 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal is 3 hours and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal cost?

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as $35.51 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 11:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 10:27. 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal cover a distance of around 226 miles (364 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam-Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/18/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 07/17/2021 for travel on 07/17/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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