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Taking the train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt

Take a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt and forego the stress of flying – no queues at check-in, no waiting around aimlessly, no jostling for luggage space or seats that are slightly too small. It’ll just be you, your comfortable seat and miles of scenic countryside to watch zoom by your window as you glide to your destination.

Travel with Deutsche Bahn on their renowned high-speed ICE services and go directly from city to city in less than four hours – you can even bump yourself up to First Class if you feel like travelling in style. You’ll get free, fast WiFi, complimentary snacks and a luxurious seat to sit in – what’s not to like?

Once you’re at Frankfurt Main Hbf (the main train station) you’ll be able to head anywhere you like from a fantastic central position in the city (bye-bye airport transfers). If you’re keen to grab your luggage and get straight into some exploring, nearby attractions include the Main Tower – perfect for starting with a stunning aerial view of the city – as well as the Iron Bridge, a favourite with tourists.

Ready to book that train ticket? Start your search above in our Journey Planner!

Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) by train

It takes an average of 5h 10m to travel from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) by train, over a distance of around 226 miles (364 km). There are normally 29 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) and tickets for this journey start from €27.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 48m
Price€27.90 - €201.60
Distance226 miles (364 km)
Frequency29 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam
Arrival stationFrankfurt (Main)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) for Friday 30th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:38 Amsterdam-Centraal10:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfICE 121 NS Get tickets3h 53m, direct
08:08 Amsterdam-Centraal12:13 Frankfurt (Main) HbfICE 105 NS Get tickets4h 05m, 1 change
08:12 Amsterdam Amstel12:13 Frankfurt (Main) HbfIntercity 827 NS Get tickets4h 01m, 2 changes
09:02 Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA13:48 Frankfurt (Main) HbfIntercity 3529 NS Get tickets4h 46m, 2 changes
09:03 Amsterdam Amstel13:48 Frankfurt (Main) HbfIntercity 3029 NS Get tickets4h 45m, 3 changes
10:38 Amsterdam-Centraal14:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfICE 123 NS Get tickets3h 53m, direct
10:42 Amsterdam Amstel14:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfIntercity 837 NS Get tickets3h 49m, 1 change
11:02 Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA15:48 Frankfurt (Main) HbfIntercity 3537 NS Get tickets4h 46m, 2 changes
11:03 Amsterdam Amstel15:48 Frankfurt (Main) HbfIntercity 3037 NS Get tickets4h 45m, 3 changes
12:38 Amsterdam-Centraal16:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfICE 125 NS Get tickets3h 53m, direct

Deutsche Bahn trains from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main)

You can travel from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) on Deutsche Bahn 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.

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main)

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) start at €27.90 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 €88.43.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price72.09
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price75.06
on the day
avg. single price88.43

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 Frankfurt (Main) 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 guide 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 29 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 48 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 €27.90 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 226 miles (364 km) 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 30/10/2020. 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 26/10/2020 for travel on 06/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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