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

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Train  •  4h 1m

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

75€ - 110€

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Bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk 068 / ...

14€ - 29€

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Night train  •  6h 11m

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

35€ - 50€

Rideshare  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Amsterdam 439.9 km

21€ - 35€

Drive  •  4h 10m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam 441.7 km

55€ - 80€

Fly Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3h 48m

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

54€ - 227€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 33m

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

116€ - 321€

Fly Frankfurt to Brussels, train  •  5h 15m

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

114€ - 307€

Fly Frankfurt to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 50m

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

115€ - 258€

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 36m

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

96€ - 331€

Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam is around 4h and covers a distance of around 435 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 59m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 45 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h
Fastest train time:
3h 59m
Trains per week:
45
Cheapest price:
75€
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:29
Last train departs at:
19:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam train schedules

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

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 14€ - 29€ and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 3h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt central train station station and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 1m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam is 364 km. The road distance is 441.7 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 4h 1m and costs 75€ - 110€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal takes 4h 1m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is to train which takes 4h 1m and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 29€ and takes 6h 55m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 3h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 364.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 1m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal every 4 hours. Tickets cost 75€ - 110€ and the journey takes 4h 1m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk 6 times a week. Tickets cost 23€ - 29€ and the journey takes 6h 55m. RegioJet also services this route once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 370€
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Nightjet
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
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 Frankfurt central train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B to Amsterdam, Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
RegioJet
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 Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is 442 km. It takes approximately 4h 10m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam.

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

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

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