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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leeuwarden Intercity

20€ - 50€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 56m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden 140 km

8€ - 10€

2 alternative options

Train via Amsterdam Zuid  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Leeuwarden Intercity

22€ - 52€

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden 139.5 km

18€ - 28€

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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 18€ - 28€ and takes 1h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Leeuwarden. Services depart every four hours, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Friesland is 100 km. The road distance is 139.5 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Friesland without a car is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs 20€ - 50€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leeuwarden takes 2h 6m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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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 26m to drive from Amsterdam to Friesland.

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  • Distance: 99.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leeuwarden every 4 hours. Tickets cost 20€ - 50€ and the journey takes 2h 6m.

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 Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 28€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Amsterdam Zuid to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 28€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
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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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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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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