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Travelling from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

Looking to travel from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 2 hours 38 minutes to travel from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 26 minutes though. You'll usually find 59 trains per day running along the 113 miles (181 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Amsterdam-Centraal. You'll be travelling with Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS for short) – the main rail operator in the Netherlands – on this route, on either one of their Sprinter, Express or Intercity trains.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal start from €27.40 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 2h 38m to travel from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 113 miles (181 km). There are normally 59 trains per day travelling from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €27.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 26m
PriceFrom €27.40
Distance113 miles (181 km)
Frequency59 trains per day
First train00:23
Last train23:52
Departure stationHeerlen
Arrival stationAmsterdam-Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsNS

Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal for Tuesday 25th January 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:22 12:55 2h 33m, 1 change
10:49 13:15 2h 26m, direct
10:52 13:25 2h 33m, 1 change
11:19 13:45 2h 26m, direct
11:22 13:55 2h 33m, 1 change
11:49 14:15 2h 26m, direct
11:52 14:25 2h 33m, 1 change
12:19 14:45 2h 26m, direct
12:22 14:55 2h 33m, 1 change
12:49 15:15 2h 26m, direct

NS trains from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal

You can travel from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal

The price of train tickets from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal starts at €27.40 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal? 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 Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Heerlen and Amsterdam-Centraal is 2 hours and 38 minutes, with around 59 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 Heerlen and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal is 2 hours and 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal cost?

Train ticket prices from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as €27.40 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.

Is there a direct train from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal without having to change trains. There are 23 direct trains from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal leave?

The first train from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 00:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal leave?

The last train from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 23:52. 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 Heerlen and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal cover a distance of around 113 miles (181 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Heerlen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Heerlen to Amsterdam-Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/25/2022. 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 12/12/2021 for travel on 12/12/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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