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There are 4 ways to get from Utrecht to Amsterdam by train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  18m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam Amstel Intercity / ...

9€ - 21€

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Rideshare  •  49m

  1. Take the rideshare from Utrecht to Amsterdam 25 miles

3€ - 5€

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  36m

  1. Take a taxi from Utrecht to Amsterdam 28.4 miles

100€ - 130€

Drive  •  36m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam 28.4 miles

6€ - 9€

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The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 3€ - 5€ and takes 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Amsterdam is to train which costs 9€ - 21€ and takes 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Amsterdam Amstel. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Amsterdam is 35 km. The road distance is 45.4 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 18m and costs 9€ - 21€.

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The train from Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam Amstel takes 18m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Utrecht to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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Utrecht to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Amsterdam Amstel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Amsterdam is 45 km. It takes approximately 36m to drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam.

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  • Distance: 22 miles
  • Duration: 18m

What companies run services between Utrecht, Netherlands and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Utrecht to Amsterdam every 15 minutes. Tickets cost 9€ - 21€ and the journey takes 18m. Deutsche Bahn also services this route once daily.

Train operators
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 Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam Amstel
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
14€ - 21€
Deutsche Bahn

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 Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Utrecht to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Utrecht to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
36m
Estimated price
100€ - 130€
Taxi Utrecht Midland
Phone
+31 30 744 0878
Website
taxi-utrecht-midland.nl
SuTax
Phone
+31 30 266 1313
Website
sutax.nl
J.A. van den Berg Taxi
Phone
+31 30 889 0754

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

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