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Trip Summary

There are 133 daily trains from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam. Traveling by train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam usually takes around 6 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance226 mi (364 km)
Fastest train3h 47m
Lowest price$36.45
Trains per day11
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

What is the price of a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam?

In the last month, $43.30 was the average price of a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $94.46 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$76 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$106 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Amsterdam from Frankfurt am Main will be about C$94.46 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam?

There are 4 train lines with service from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 74 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity46h 1m$69.37
DB Intercity-Express94h 32m$128.75
Deutsche Bahn746h 0m$105.91
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company567h 12m$98.45
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam start from $43, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 DB Intercity schedules to Amsterdam. DB Intercity in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and 3 other stations. And in Amsterdam trains arrive at Amsterdam Centraal and 6 other train stations.

    From Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam train travel on DB Intercity takes 6 hours and 1 minutes. If you are looking to get to Amsterdam faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 47 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Amsterdam.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam start from $45, and on average cost . Daily there are 9 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Amsterdam. DB Intercity-Express in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and 10 other stations. And in Amsterdam trains arrive at Amsterdam Centraal and 4 other train stations.

    From Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Amsterdam faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 47 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 24 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Amsterdam.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam start from $36, and on average cost . Daily there are 56 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Amsterdam. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and 18 other stations. And in Amsterdam trains arrive at Amsterdam Centraal and 6 other train stations.

    From Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Amsterdam faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 47 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 71 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Amsterdam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam?

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam is approximately 226 miles, or 364 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 47 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Frankfurt am Main at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam?

There are 133 scheduled trains on most days. 11 of these are direct connections to Amsterdam. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main.

City Information

Frankfurt am Main

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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.

Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the center of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.

Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood near the city's train station.

The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on bus carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.

Amsterdam

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The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is one of Europe's most eclectic cities with so much to explore. As a hub of culture, history, and architecture, as well as sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll, no amount of time in this vibrant city will ever be enough. Of course, this makes it one of the best cities to visit after graduation.

To learn about one of the most significant parts of modern history, visit the Anne Frank House, a humbling testament to this remarkable girl's unwavering optimism and resilience during the horrors of World War II. The Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are also well worth a visit to discover artworks by Dutch masters.

For a look into contemporary life in Amsterdam, visit De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets), a micro-neighborhood brimming with independent shops, artisan food eateries, and cozy cafes where you can experience an authentic Dutch Coffeeshop. Taking an iconic canal tour is another must, allowing you to experience the city while relaxing on the water. Since Amsterdam is known for its cycling culture, bring your bike or rent one during your stay to get around the city as the locals do.

Travel to Amsterdam is easy, with its connections to the rest of Europe via a vast network of motorways, utilized by FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus services. Amsterdam’s many connections are why it’s the starting point for our budget tour of the Netherlands. Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is also a major international travel hub, and the Central Station is one of the largest rail terminals in Europe.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?

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Main departure station: Central Train Station

Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Frankfurt Central Station) is a major transport hub in the city and the busiest station in the state of Hessen. It features the original 1888 Neo-Renaissance design and some newer neoclassical architecture, making it a unique and visually pleasing station. It's often referred to as the most important station in Germany due to its central location and large economic district. Trains here run internationally to stations in Zurich, Vienna, and Budapest in addition to cities across Germany such as Hamburg, Berlin, and Munich. The station has plenty of amenities, including luggage lockers, toilets and multiple bakeries, a bookshop and newsstand, a supermarket, and other shops.

All train stations in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke

  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

  • Frankfurt am Main - Stadion

  • Frankfurt-Mainkur

  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen

  • Frankfurt-Berkersheim

  • Frankfurt-Nied

  • Frankfurt-Frankfurter Berg

  • Frankfurt-Unterliederbach

  • Frankfurt-Höchst

  • Frankfurt-Sossenheim

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf

Where is the train station in Amsterdam?

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Main arrival station: Amsterdam Centraal

Amsterdam Centraal is the largest and most famous station in North Holland, with an impressive facade designed by Pierre Cuypers (who also did the famous Rijksmuseum). The station is a major national and international transport hub, used frequently by locals and visitors alike. If you're traveling in Europe, you can get just about anywhere from Amsterdam Centraal- including popular cities like London, Brussels, and across France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The station itself is already a stunning view, but it's also a gorgeous place to wait inside. The interior is the perfect mix of historic architecture and modern amenities, with ATMs, plenty of seats, restrooms, and vending machines. There are also a few shops, two Grand Cafes, Burger King, Starbucks, and Wagamama to keep you full while you wait.

Train stations in Amsterdam:

  • Amsterdam Centraal

  • Amsterdam Sloterdijk

  • Amsterdam Lelylaan

  • Amsterdam RAI

  • Amsterdam Science Park

  • Amsterdam Zuid

  • Amsterdam Amstel

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