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Taking the train from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal

Soak up waterside history and charm by jumping on an NS train from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal. There's no easier way to travel between these two Dutch cities. After all, with up to six departures an hour, a short journey time of around half an hour and a service that runs from the early hours well into the evening taking the scenic route by train is the only way to go.

The train from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal departs from and arrives in the city centres, so soaking up the culture of both cities can easily be done in a day. Your Netherlands Intercity train transports you from the museums of Utrecht to the delights of Van Gogh and Rembrandt in the time it takes to catch up on a few emails.

Travel Standard or First Class to enjoy comfortable seats, luggage space, WiFi and power sockets and once you reach Amsterdam Centraal, you have a wealth of travel options right outside the station but, in our book, hopping on a water taxi or exploring on foot are the only options in this watery city. Get speeding on your journey now by scrolling down further for train times, ticket prices and useful FAQs.

Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 47m to travel from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 22 miles (36 km). There are normally 81 trains per day travelling from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €9.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 28m
Distance22 miles (36 km)
Frequency81 trains per day
Departure stationUtrecht
Arrival stationAmsterdam-Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
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Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal for Tuesday 14th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
13:32 14:23 51m, 1 change
13:42 14:30 48m, 1 change
14:02 14:53 51m, 1 change
14:12 15:00 48m, 1 change
14:32 15:23 51m, 1 change
14:42 15:30 48m, 1 change
15:03 15:40 37m, direct
15:12 16:00 48m, 1 change
15:32 16:23 51m, 1 change
15:42 16:30 48m, 1 change

NS trains from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal

You can travel from Utrecht 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 Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal

Train tickets from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal start at €9.20 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 €9.20.
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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-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 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 Utrecht 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 Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Utrecht and Amsterdam-Centraal is 47 minutes, with around 81 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-Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal is 28 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as €9.20 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 Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

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

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

The last train from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 23:56. 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-Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal 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-Centraal to Utrecht.
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 Utrecht to Amsterdam-Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 12/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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