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

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Train  •  3h 59m

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

75€ - 110€

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Bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Amsterdam

15€ - 60€

7 alternative options

Bus via Essen  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Essen 084 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Essen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 056 / ...

27€ - 34€

Rideshare  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Amsterdam 441.8 km

20€ - 29€

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam 444.3 km

60€ - 90€

Fly Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3h 51m

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

64€ - 207€

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

146€ - 387€

Fly Frankfurt to Brussels, train  •  5h 16m

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

140€ - 434€

Fly Frankfurt to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 49m

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

145€ - 444€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 4h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 3h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Amsterdam. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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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 3h 59m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam is 364 km. The road distance is 444.3 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs 75€ - 110€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal takes 3h 59m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central 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 3h 59m and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 60€ and takes 6h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 3h 51m.

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  • Distance: 364.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

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 3h 59m. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Frankfurt to Amsterdam twice a week. Tickets cost 15€ - 60€ and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 200€
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 200€
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 370€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
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
3h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
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
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
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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€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Essen
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Essen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
20€ - 29€
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, 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 444 km. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam.

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

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 2534+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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