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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Utrecht by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  26 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Intercity / ...

9€ - 22€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Utrecht 40.3 km

4€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Snelbus i.p.v. trein

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Amsterdam to Utrecht 45.7 km

110€ - 130€

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Utrecht 45.7 km

6€ - 9€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Utrecht is to rideshare which costs 4€ and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Utrecht is to train which costs 9€ - 22€ and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Utrecht Centraal. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Utrecht Centraal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Utrecht is 35 km. The road distance is 45.7 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Utrecht without a car is to train which takes 26 min and costs 9€ - 22€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal takes 26 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Utrecht is to train which takes 26 min and costs 9€ - 22€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 50 min.

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  • Distance: 35.2 km
  • Duration: 26 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal every 20 minutes. Tickets cost 9€ - 22€ and the journey takes 26 min. Alternatively, Dutch Railways (NS) operates a bus from Amsterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal once daily, and the journey takes 50 min.

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.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 22€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
15€ - 22€
Bus 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
Bus from Amsterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
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 Utrecht
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
4€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Amsterdam to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
110€ - 130€
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Taxi Team Amsterdam
Phone
+31 64 444 4087
Website
taxiamsterdam-020.com
Staxi
Phone
+31 20 705 8888
Website
staxi.nl
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+ 31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl
Goedkoopnaarschiphol.NL
Phone
+31 20 260 0810
Website
goedkoopnaarschiphol.nl

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Amsterdam to Utrecht bus services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Utrecht Centraal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Utrecht is 46 km. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Amsterdam to Utrecht.

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There are 453+ hotels available in Utrecht. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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