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There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Friesland by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Leeuwarden Intercity

22€ - 52€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 56m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden 133.7 km

8€ - 10€

2 alternative options

Line 314 bus, line 135 bus, bus  •  4h

  1. Take the line 314 bus from Amsterdam, Prins Hendrikkade to Hoorn, Station 314
  2. Take the line 135 bus from Hoorn, Station to Den Oever, Busstation 135
  3. Take the bus from Den Oever, Busstation to Leeuwarden, Busstation 350

24€ - 32€

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden 139.6 km

17€ - 26€

Amsterdam to Friesland by subway and train

The journey time between Amsterdam and Friesland is around 2h 22m and covers a distance of around 201 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 16m. Operated by GVB and Dutch Railways (NS), the Amsterdam to Friesland service departs from Amsterdam, Rokin and arrives in Leeuwarden. Typically 136 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 22m
Fastest journey time:
2h 16m
Services per week:
136
Cheapest price:
22€
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:54
Last service departs at:
23:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Friesland subway and train schedules

Amsterdam → Friesland
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1.5m

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Observe COVID-19 safety rules
Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
Nationwide control measures in place

COVID-19 help in Netherlands

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1351

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Yes, travel within Netherlands is currently allowed.

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Friesland is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Friesland is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Friesland is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Friesland is to rideshare which costs 8€ - 10€ and takes 1h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Friesland is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Friesland. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Prins Hendrikkade and arriving at Leeuwarden, Bote van Bolswertstraat via Hoorn, Station, Den Oever, Busstation and Leeuwarden, Busstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Friesland. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Rokin and arriving at Leeuwarden via Amsterdam Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 51m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Friesland is 100 km. The road distance is 139.6 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Friesland without a car is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs 21€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Amsterdam to Friesland, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Friesland bus services, operated by EBS, depart from Amsterdam, Prins Hendrikkade station.

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Amsterdam to Friesland train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Zuid station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Friesland is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs 21€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can line 314 bus and line 135 bus and bus, which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Friesland.
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  • Distance: 99.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 51m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Friesland, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Zuid to Leeuwarden hourly. Tickets cost 20€ - 50€ and the journey takes 2h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden via Hoorn, Station, Den Oever, Busstation, and Leeuwarden, Busstation in around 4h.

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 Zuid to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 28€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Amsterdam to Friesland bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Leeuwarden, Busstation.

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Amsterdam to Friesland train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Leeuwarden station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Friesland is 140 km. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Amsterdam to Friesland.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Friesland. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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