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About the train journey from Utrecht to Amsterdam

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The train from Utrecht to Amsterdam usually takes 27 minutes on average to travel 22 miles (36 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 24 minutes. You can expect to find 110 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Amsterdam, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. This route is operated by Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS), the Dutch national train operator. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling on one of their Sprinter, Express or Intercity trains.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Utrecht to Amsterdam in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €8.20.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Amsterdam, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Utrecht to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 27m to travel from Utrecht to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 22 miles (36 km). There are normally 110 trains per day travelling from Utrecht to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from €8.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 24m
PriceFrom €8.20
Distance22 miles (36 km)
Frequency110 trains per day
First train00:23
Last train23:54
Departure stationUtrecht
Arrival stationAmsterdam
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, NS

Utrecht to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Utrecht to Amsterdam for Tuesday 7th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:18 12:44 26m, direct
12:29 12:55 26m, direct
12:38 13:05 27m, direct
12:48 13:14 26m, direct
12:59 13:25 26m, direct
13:08 13:35 27m, direct
13:18 13:44 26m, direct
13:29 13:55 26m, direct
13:38 14:05 27m, direct
13:48 14:14 26m, direct

NS trains from Utrecht to Amsterdam

You can travel from Utrecht to Amsterdam 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 Utrecht to Amsterdam

The price of train tickets from Utrecht to Amsterdam starts at €8.20 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 Utrecht 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 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 Utrecht 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 Utrecht to Amsterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Utrecht and Amsterdam is 27 minutes, with around 110 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 Utrecht and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Utrecht to Amsterdam is 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Utrecht to Amsterdam cost?

Train ticket prices from Utrecht to Amsterdam can start from as little as €8.20 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 Utrecht to Amsterdam?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Utrecht to Amsterdam without having to change trains. There are 107 direct trains from Utrecht to Amsterdam each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

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

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

The last train from Utrecht to Amsterdam leaves at 23:54. 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 Utrecht and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Utrecht to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 22 miles (36 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Utrecht. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Utrecht to Amsterdam.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Utrecht to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 11/23/2021 for travel on 11/23/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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