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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  •  26 min

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

€9 - €22

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Rideshare  •  49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Utrecht to Amsterdam 39.9 km

€3 - €5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Utrecht to Amsterdam 45.4 km

€100 - €130

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam 45.4 km

€5 - €9

Utrecht to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Utrecht and Amsterdam is around 28 min and covers a distance of around 39 km. The fastest train normally takes 26 min. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Utrecht to Amsterdam train service departs from Utrecht Centraal and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 736 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
28 min
Fastest train time:
26 min
Trains per week:
Cheapest price:
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

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The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Utrecht to Amsterdam train schedules

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Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Amsterdam is to train which costs €9 - €22 and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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It is 35 km from Utrecht to Amsterdam. It is approximately 45.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 26 min and costs €9 - €22.

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The train from Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal takes 26 min 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 Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Amsterdam is 45 km. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam.

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  • Distance: 35.2 km
  • Duration: 26 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €9 - €22 and the journey takes 26 min.

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.

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+31 30 751 5155
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €22
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€15 - €22
Other operators

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.

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Rideshare from Utrecht to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
49 min
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
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Taxi from Utrecht to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
€100 - €130
Taxi Utrecht Midland
+31 30 744 0878
J.A. van den Berg Taxi
+31 30 889 0754
+31 30 269 0724

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