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Taking the train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt

Getting to Frankfurt from Amsterdam is easier than ever, thanks to the daily direct services by Deutsche Bahn. The high-speed trains get into Frankfurt’s main station in under 4 hours. Pick a convenient time and you could soon be wandering through the city’s pretty canal-side streets, without the stress of airport transfers or rental car parking issues. Book with us and get yourself a seat on an air-conditioned train with free WiFi and power sockets.

Need a little more information before travelling? Read on for all the details on Amsterdam to Frankfurt train routes in our FAQ section below.

Journey timeFrom 3h 44m
Price$34.89 - $285.86
Distance364km (226 miles)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam
Arrival stationFrankfurt (Main)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsregiojet

Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) for Tuesday 22nd Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:0315:484h 45m, 3 changes
12:3816:263h 48m, 2 changes
12:3816:313h 53m, direct
12:4216:263h 44m, 3 changes
12:4216:313h 49m, 1 change
13:0217:484h 46m, 2 changes
13:0317:484h 45m, 3 changes
14:3818:313h 53m, direct
14:4218:313h 49m, 1 change
15:0219:484h 46m, 2 changes

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

You can travel from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) 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 billion 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 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 Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main)

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) start at €29.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €105.70.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price74.40
on the day
avg. single price105.70

Biglietti e offerte Trenitalia e Frecciarossa

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 Frankfurt (Main) by booking early.§

Biglietti e offerte Italo treno

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.

Risparmia prenotando in anticipo

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!

Biglietti e offerte treni internazionali

Take a look at treni in Europa Low Cost to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 to Frankfurt (Main)? 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 Frankfurt (Main) take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Frankfurt (Main) is 5 hours and 10 minutes, with around 35 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 Frankfurt (Main) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) is 3 hours and 44 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) can start from as little as €29.90 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 Frankfurt (Main)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main). Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 00:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 22:48. 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 Frankfurt (Main) by train?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main).
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/10/2019. 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 02/04/2019 for travel on 02/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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