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There are 7 ways to get from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

35€ - 85€

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Duisburg central train station N20
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to Frankfurt am Main

21€ - 27€

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 5m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 440.3 km

55€ - 80€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt  •  3h 39m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA

63€ - 258€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

126€ - 359€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

85€ - 317€

Train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA

125€ - 416€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Germany.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 20€ - 28€ and takes 7h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Frankfurt am Main via Duisburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 53m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 364 km. The road distance is 440.3 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs 35€ - 85€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3h 53m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs 35€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 3h 39m.

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  • Distance: 364 km
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 35€ - 85€ and the journey takes 3h 53m. Alternatively, Lufthansa and KLM fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 5 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 300€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 85€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
1st Class
60€ - 85€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Frankfurt am Main station.

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Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 440 km. It takes approximately 4h 5m to drive from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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