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Train  •  3h 40m

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

€71 - €105

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Bus  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Hengelo Station 217
  2. Take the bus from Hengelo, Centraal Station to Zutphen, Station 812

€22 - €25

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Drive  •  3h 17m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen 356 km

€40 - €65

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  2. Take the train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal

Fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Zutphen

€82 - €244

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) FRA - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Apeldoorn

€66 - €249

Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Zutphen is around 3h 49m and covers a distance of around 368 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 33m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Dutch Railways (NS), the Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Zutphen. Typically 46 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 49m
Fastest train time:
3h 33m
Train distance:
368 km
Trains per week:
46
Cheapest price:
€71
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:04
Last train departs at:
19:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen train schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curaçao, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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 mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zutphen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zutphen is 1.5 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen is to bus, which costs €21 - €26 and takes 8h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 3h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Zutphen station. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt central train station and arriving at Zutphen, Station via Hengelo, Centraal Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Zutphen via Arnhem Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Zutphen is 284 km. The road distance is 356 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen without a car is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs €70 - €110.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen, including transfers.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen 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 Zutphen is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs €70 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €26 and takes 8h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen.
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  • Distance: 283.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Arnhem Centraal every 4 hours. Tickets cost €60 - €85 and the journey takes 3h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen via Hengelo Station and Hengelo, Centraal Station in around 8h 49m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €380
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €140
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 Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €20
1st Class
€25 - €29
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 Breda to Zutphen
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €22
1st Class
€26 - €40
Train from Schiphol Airport to Apeldoorn
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €18
1st Class
€23 - €30
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 Hengelo Station
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Keolis Nederland
Phone
088 - 033 13 60
Website
keolis.nl
Bus from Hengelo, Centraal Station to Zutphen, Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€2
Website
Keolis Nederland

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen bus services, operated by Keolis Nederland, arrive at Zutphen, Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen is 356 km. It takes approximately 3h 17m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Zutphen.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs €3 - €5.

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