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Amsterdam to Zaandam by train

It takes an average of 06m to travel from Amsterdam to Zaandam by train, over a distance of around 6 miles (9 km). There are normally 139 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam to Zaandam and tickets for this journey start from €3.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 06m
Price€3.80 - €367.20
Distance6 miles (9 km)
Frequency139 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam
Arrival stationZaandam
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsNS

Amsterdam to Zaandam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to Zaandam for Dienstag 27. Okt. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
13:35 13:41 06m, direct
13:45 13:52 07m, direct
13:48 13:55 07m, direct
13:58 14:04 06m, direct
14:05 14:11 06m, direct
14:15 14:22 07m, direct
14:18 14:25 07m, direct
14:28 14:34 06m, direct
14:35 14:41 06m, direct
14:45 14:52 07m, direct

NS trains from Amsterdam to Zaandam

You can travel from Amsterdam to Zaandam 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 to Zaandam

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Zaandam start at €3.80 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 €3.80.
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avg. single price3.80

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 Zaandam 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 Zaandam? 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 Zaandam take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Zaandam is 6 minutes, with around 139 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 Zaandam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Zaandam is 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam to Zaandam cost?

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Zaandam can start from as little as €3.80 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 Zaandam?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam to Zaandam without having to change trains. There are 139 direct trains from Amsterdam to Zaandam. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Amsterdam to Zaandam leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Amsterdam to Zaandam leaves at 23:48. 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 Zaandam by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Zaandam cover a distance of around 6 miles (9 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zaandam to Amsterdam.
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 Zaandam for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/10/2020. 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 12/10/2020 for travel on 13/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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