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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International / ...

$75 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk X68 / ...

$17 - $70

8 alternative options

Bus RegioJet  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt nad Mohanem, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße to Amsterdam, P+R Zeeburg Rj

$23 - $28

Rideshare  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Amsterdam 276.5 miles

$23 - $35

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam 277.6 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Frankfurt to Amsterdam  •  3 h 39 min

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

$72 - $281

Fly Frankfurt to Brussels, train  •  4 h 27 min

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

$141 - $359

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Amsterdam  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS

$125 - $344

Fly Frankfurt to Muenster, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Muenster (FMO) FRA - FMO
  2. Take the train from Rheine to Amsterdam Centraal

$147 - $355

Fly Frankfurt to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 40 min

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

$117 - $318

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 19€ - 24€ and takes 9 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 3 h 39 min and costs 60€ - 250€.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam is 364 km. The road distance is 444 km.

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The train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Centraal takes 4 h 1 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 1 min.

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

NS International operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam every 4 hours, and the journey takes 4 h 1 min. Deutsche Bahn also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Eurolines DE also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Muenster
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Rheine to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Rheine to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Ns
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
ns.nl
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Frankfurt nad Mohanem, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße to Amsterdam, P+R Zeeburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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