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Taking the train from Amsterdam to Utrecht

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.

Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal by train

It takes an average of 27m to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal by train, over a distance of around 22 miles (35 km). There are normally 112 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €8.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 25m
PriceFrom €8.20
Distance22 miles (35 km)
Frequency112 trains per day
First train00:24
Last train23:54
Departure stationAmsterdam-Centraal
Arrival stationUtrecht Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsNS, BlaBlaCar Bus

Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal for Tuesday 7th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:54 12:21 27m, direct
12:05 12:31 26m, direct
12:14 12:40 26m, direct
12:24 12:51 27m, direct
12:35 13:01 26m, direct
12:45 13:11 26m, direct
12:54 13:21 27m, direct
13:04 13:30 26m, direct
13:08 13:33 25m, direct
13:16 13:42 26m, direct

NS trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

You can travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

The price of train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal starts at €8.20 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-Centraal to Utrecht 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam-Centraal and Utrecht Centraal is 27 minutes, with around 112 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-Centraal and Utrecht Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal is 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal cost?

Train ticket prices from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal can start from as little as €8.20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal without having to change trains. There are 112 direct trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal leave?

The first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal leaves at 00:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal leave?

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.

What's the distance between Amsterdam-Centraal and Utrecht Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal cover a distance of around 22 miles (35 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam-Centraal to Utrecht Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 12/27/2021 for travel on 12/27/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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