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How to travel from Houten to Amsterdam by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Houten to Amsterdam? Look no further.

You'll usually find 71 trains per day running between Houten and Amsterdam, which usually take 49 minutes to complete the 42 km journey. It can take as little as 41 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Amsterdam from Houten, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. Sit back, relax and let a Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS) train take you to Amsterdam – as the main train operator in the Netherlands, all trains are modern and comfortable and most have free WiFi.

You can save money on train tickets from Houten to Amsterdam if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $12.54. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Houten to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 49m to travel from Houten to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 26 miles (42 km). There are normally 71 trains per day traveling from Houten to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from $12.54 when you book in advance.

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42 miles (26 km)


71 trains per day


1 change


From $12.54

Train and bus operators

NS, Amsterdam Airport Express

Houten to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Houten to Amsterdam for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:28 13:15 47m, 1 change
12:38 13:25 47m, 1 change
12:58 13:45 47m, 1 change
13:08 13:55 47m, 1 change
13:28 14:15 47m, 1 change
13:38 14:25 47m, 1 change
13:58 14:45 47m, 1 change
14:08 14:53 45m, 1 change
14:28 15:15 47m, 1 change
14:38 15:25 47m, 1 change

NS trains from Houten to Amsterdam

You can travel from Houten to Amsterdam on NS 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.

Cheap train tickets from Houten to Amsterdam

The price of train tickets from Houten to Amsterdam starts at $12.54 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 Houten to Amsterdam 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 Houten to Amsterdam

Want to know more about your journey from Houten to Amsterdam? 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 Houten to Amsterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Houten and Amsterdam is 49 minutes, with around 71 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 Houten and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Houten to Amsterdam is 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Houten to Amsterdam cost?

Train tickets from Houten to Amsterdam can start from as little as $12.54 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 Houten to Amsterdam?

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

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

The first train from Houten to Amsterdam leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Houten to Amsterdam leaves at 23:38. 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 Houten and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Houten to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 26 miles (42 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Houten.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Houten to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 04/03/2023 for travel on 04/03/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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