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Travelling from Frankfurt to Amsterdam by train

Looking for the most comfortable and convenient way to get from Frankfurt to Amsterdam? It’s simple – take the train! Spare yourself the hassle of lengthy airport transfers and skip the stress of road traffic with our frequent train services. You’ll be transported right into the centre of Amsterdam before you know it, with the entire train journey taking just under four hours.

With direct high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) train services from operator Deutsche Bahn, you can sit back and relax in an air-conditioned carriage with free WiFi. There’s also a dining car to fuel you up for your impending canalside strolls. Want to learn more? Read on for all the information you need to book your train journey, including FAQs and train times.

Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 5h 10m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 226 miles (364 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from €29.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 58m
Price€29.90 - €245
Distance226 miles (364 km)
Frequency28 trains per day
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main)
Arrival stationAmsterdam
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet

Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam for Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:29 15:27 3h 58m, 1 change
11:29 15:28 3h 59m, direct
11:42 16:57 5h 15m, 4 changes
13:29 17:27 3h 58m, 1 change
13:29 17:28 3h 59m, direct
14:10 18:57 4h 47m, 2 changes
14:29 19:27 4h 58m, 3 changes
15:10 19:57 4h 47m, 2 changes
16:29 20:27 3h 58m, 1 change
16:29 20:28 3h 59m, direct

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

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam 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 million 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 205 mph (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 Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam 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 €104.62.
lowest price found
from29.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price83.84
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price97.60
on the day
avg. single price104.62

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 Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam? 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and Amsterdam is 5 hours and 10 minutes, with around 28 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam is 3 hours and 58 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam leaves at 05:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam leaves at 23:24. 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Frankfurt (Main) 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/06/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 04/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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