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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 53m

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

35€ - 85€

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  7h 4m

  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€

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Night train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Sued Nj / ...

35€ - 95€

Rideshare  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Frankfurt 439.3 km

30€ - 32€

Drive  •  4h 7m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main 442.3 km

55€ - 80€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt  •  3h 45m

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

64€ - 218€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 50m

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

127€ - 319€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 36m

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

87€ - 322€

Train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 29m

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

126€ - 376€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart, train  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Stuttgart (STR) AMS - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

86€ - 364€

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No, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt am Main is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt am Main is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 20€ - 28€ and takes 7h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 3h 45m and costs 60€ - 220€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Frankfurt am Main via Duisburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 4m.

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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 am Main is 364 km. The road distance is 442.3 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs 35€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 3h 45m.

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  • Distance: 364.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Frankfurt am Main, 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 am Main 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€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
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€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
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€
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Sued
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 95€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
65€ - 95€
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(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Sued
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Nightjet
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(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
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€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 32€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 am Main bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Frankfurt am Main station.

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Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main is 442 km. It takes approximately 4h 7m to drive from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main.

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

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There are 1069+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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