With 76 direct trains per day between Amsterdam and the Hague, whenever you want to travel there will be a train for you. Intercity direct trains operated by NS will have you at the Hague in about half an hour. Whether you’re travelling for business or for pleasure, it’s an easy and quick way to get to the city, avoiding all the traffic and the hassle of finding somewhere to park.
Famous for being the seat of the government of the Netherlands, there are plenty of other things to see and do here as well as visiting the Binnenhof building. These include the Escher in the Palace museum, Scheveningen pier and beach and Madurodam amusement park. With such a short train journey time from Amsterdam, it’s the perfect day trip to take from the city. Thinking of visiting? Scroll down to find out more about the trip and book your train tickets from Amsterdam to the Hague with us.
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.
Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.
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 The Hague by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and The Hague is 48 minutes, with around 15 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to The Hague is 46 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Amsterdam to The Hague can start from as little as €12.80 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam to The Hague without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Amsterdam to The Hague each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Amsterdam to The Hague leaves at 11:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam to The Hague leaves at 14:08. 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.
Trains travelling from Amsterdam to The Hague cover a distance of around 32 miles (52 km) during the journey.