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Trip Summary

There are 91 daily trains from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main. Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main usually takes around 6 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance226 mi (364 km)
Fastest train3h 30m
Lowest price€27.36
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines4

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

€47.46 is the average price of a bus ticket from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

€103€68€34AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main will vary between €50 and €91. Planning a train trip to Frankfurt am Main within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Amsterdam over the next 7 days is €58. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main 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 €60 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €74 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

€122€98€73€49€243020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Frankfurt am Main from Amsterdam will be about €44.01 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

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

There are 4 train lines with service from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 46 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity46h 3m€66.28
DB Intercity-Express74h 34m€105.02
Deutsche Bahn425h 52m€89.98
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company467h 20m€69.24
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main start from €28, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 DB Intercity schedules to Frankfurt am Main. DB Intercity in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal and 3 other stations. And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and 3 other train stations.

    From Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main train travel on DB Intercity takes 6 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 30 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main start from €37, and on average cost . Daily there are 7 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Frankfurt am Main. DB Intercity-Express in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal and one other station. And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and 7 other train stations.

    From Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 30 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 15 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • 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 Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main start from €27, and on average cost . Daily there are 46 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal and 4 other stations. And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and 15 other train stations.

    From Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 30 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 79 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reserve a seat with ICE International?

No, you don’t need to reserve your seat on a Deutsche Bahn ICE International train. Tickets are first come, first serve, and trains run regularly throughout the day. Tickets are valid for your route at any time on the date of your ticket.

However, as a rule of thumb, it is recommended to make reservations for trips on weekends and during commuter hours. Otherwise, travelers run the risk of spending the trip standing or sitting on the floors. ICEs along popular routes tend to become particularly crowded during summer months when tourism is at a peak.

Is Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) near the Frankfurt Airport?

Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof, the main railway station in Frankfurt Germany, is 10.6 km (6.5 miles) from Frankfurt Airport. The best way to get from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to the Airport is by taking a 12-minute trip on the S-Bahn train, which runs every 15 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main 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 Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main. 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 Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main?

The distance between Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main is approximately 226 miles, or 364 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 30 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?

"Because many passengers travel from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for trains. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the train, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Amsterdam at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many train schedules are there most days?

There are 91 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to Frankfurt am Main. 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 Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Amsterdam?

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Main departure station: Amsterdam Centraal

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Amsterdam where you can board the train.

All train stations in Amsterdam:

  • Amsterdam Centraal

  • Amsterdam Lelylaan

  • Amsterdam Zuid

  • Amsterdam Sloterdijk

  • Amsterdam RAI

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?

Main arrival station: Central Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in Frankfurt am Main than most cities. Most trains from Amsterdam will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Frankfurt am Main:

Train stations in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen

  • Frankfurt-Nied

  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke

  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

  • Frankfurt-Mainkur

  • Frankfurt-Unterliederbach

  • Frankfurt am Main - Stadion

  • Frankfurt-Höchst

  • Frankfurt-Sossenheim

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf

  • Frankfurt-Rödelheim

  • Frankfurt-Griesheim

  • Central Train Station

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