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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt to Amsterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Markt Bibart to Würzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Duisburg Hbf 41 / ...
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

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Train, bus  •  13h 32m

  1. Take the train from Markt Bibart to Würzburg Hbf Re10
  2. Take the bus from Wurzburg Bismarckstrasse Bus Stop to Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen - Sofia Central Bus Station

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Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the train from Markt Bibart to Würzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 41 / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Arnhem Centraal 78 / ...
  4. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Bus  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Erlangen, Busbahnhof to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N61

Drive  •  5h 33m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt to Amsterdam 607.6 km

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Markt Bibart to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) NUE - AMS

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Markt Bibart to Würzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) FRA - AMS

Train, train to Munich, fly  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Markt Bibart to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen München
  4. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MUC - AMS

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Markt Bibart to Würzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) STR - AMS

Frankfurt to Amsterdam by bus and train

The journey time between Frankfurt and Amsterdam is around 8h 21m and covers a distance of around 616 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 58m. Operated by VGN, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Frankfurt to Amsterdam service departs from Frankfurt and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

6 Weekly Services
8h 21m Average Duration
€67 Cheapest Price
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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

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

No, returning to Germany from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt to Amsterdam is to train and bus which costs €30 - €55 and takes 13h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt to Amsterdam is to drive which costs €120 - €180 and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Diespeck Rathaus, Höchstadt and Erlangen, Busbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 30m.

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The distance between Frankfurt and Amsterdam is 495 km. The road distance is 607.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 8h 21m and costs €65 - €180.

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It takes approximately 8h 21m to get from Frankfurt to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Frankfurt to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Erlangen, Busbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt to Amsterdam is to train which takes 8h 21m and costs €65 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 13h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Nuremberg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Frankfurt to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 494.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 21m

What companies run services between Frankfurt, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam via Markt Bibart, Markt Bibart, Würzburg Hbf, Duisburg Hbf, and Arnhem Centraal in around 8h 21m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Erlangen, Busbahnhof to Amsterdam Sloterdijk once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €850
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €850
Flights from Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €800
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €650
Flights from Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Markt Bibart to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Markt Bibart to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Würzburg Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
Flixtrain
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Abellio
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 Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €35
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Erlangen, Busbahnhof to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Wurzburg Bismarckstrasse Bus Stop to Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni

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