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There are 8 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 to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

75€ - 110€

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Bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N61 / ...

15€ - 60€

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Rideshare  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Amsterdam 276.1 miles

20€ - 30€

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam 277.7 miles

55€ - 85€

Fly Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3h 45m

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

66€ - 237€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 6m

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

109€ - 299€

Fly Frankfurt to Brussels, train  •  5h 13m

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

100€ - 314€

Fly Frankfurt to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 58m

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

111€ - 291€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 4h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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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 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 to Amsterdam Centraal takes 3h 59m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt 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 10m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 3h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 227.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 59m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam 4 times a day. Tickets cost 75€ - 110€ and the journey takes 3h 59m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam 5 times a day. Tickets cost 22€ - 40€ and the journey takes 6h 10m. Eurolines DE also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 500€
Train operators
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 to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
1st Class
60€ - 85€
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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
29€ - 45€
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.

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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
6h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
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
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 60€
Website
eurolines.de
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.

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€ - 30€
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, 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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Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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

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There are 2589+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 85€ 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 train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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