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.
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.
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.
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.§
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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam is 3 hours and 58 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam leaves at 05:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 226 miles (364 km) during the journey.