The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 38 trains that leave Frankfurt am Main for Amsterdam every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||226 miles (364 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 26 min|
|Average train ticket price||$49 (€44)|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam cover the 226 miles (364 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 26 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $49 (€44), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $37 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.
For as little as $37 (€33) you can travel by train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam train.
Reaching the Dutch capital from Germany's financial center is simple, and finding a suitable train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam won't be hard to do. Deutsche Bahn schedules seven direct trains to Amsterdam on weekdays and four to five on Saturdays and Sundays. Journey times are usually easy to handle, averaging around four hours 15 minutes.
It's easy to book a train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam on any day of the year. From Monday to Friday, travelers can expect a choice of seven direct services, with no need to change at any point. Frequencies drop slightly at the weekend, but there will still be four to five direct trains. And on any given day, over ten indirect services leave Frankfurt, which could provide viable alternatives. Trains tend to begin as early as 5:30 a.m., and continue until 7:30 p.m.
When passengers choose a direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam, they can anticipate relatively short journey durations. Expect trains to take between three hours 59 minutes and four hours 29 minutes - with slightly longer durations at weekends. The fastest services with a change will take around four hours 45 minutes.
Departure train station: A direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam will leave from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Hbf). The Hauptbahnhof is just west of the city center, and U-Bahn, taxi, or bus transfers shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes in most situations. The station is modern, spacious, and equipped with most essential amenities, including 30 minutes of free WiFi. Some indirect services leave from Frankfurt Süd Station - a five minute metro ride from the center.
Arrival train station: Whether passengers travel direct or not, the train from Frankfurt arrives at Amsterdam Centraal. From there, metro and tram connections reach the center in less than ten minutes, while Schiphol Airport is 18 minutes away by overground rail. Centraal is full of stores, eating spots, information offices, and essentials like left luggage lockers. Free WiFi is available as well.
Traveling between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam is made much simpler by the fact that only one company serves the popular route. Travelers can only book tickets with Deutsche Bahn (DB), which runs daily year-round service.
DB runs an ICE (Intercity Express) service between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam, ensuring rapid journeys of under four hours 30 minutes in almost all cases, as well as a high degree of on-board comfort. The company schedules seven daily departures from Monday to Friday that don't require a change, and there will be four to five trains at the weekend.
DB's ICE trains offer First and Second class accommodation, with varying features and price points. First Class passengers have individual work tables, access to special DB lounges, no WiFi data limits, seat service for food and drink, and free newspapers. In Second Class, WiFi is free, but limited, all seats have their own power socket, and catering is available in buffet cars. Passengers can take any smaller luggage items free of charge as well as one "large" item, which is loosely defined by DB as "not be so big or heavy that they cannot be carried by a single person." Bike spaces are provided, but a special "bicycle ticket" must be arranged prior to boarding. Dogs are also permitted, provided they are properly leashed or muzzled, while smaller pets can be kept in secure containers. If travelers have a disability or are impaired in any other way, assistance can be provided, including boarding help via the DB "Mobility Service Centre", as well as wheelchair spaces on board. To be sure of arranging assistance, get in touch with Deutsche Bahn at least 24 hours before traveling.
When traveling with DB between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam, saving money should always be a possibility - especially when travelers use the price comparison tool on the Omio website. Firstly, be aware that ticket prices fluctuate slightly throughout the day. Even the prices of direct trains to Amsterdam can vary by 30% or more, with the highest prices tending to coincide with peak "rush hour" periods. Booking in advance can also deliver savings, as can choosing indirect services. If passengers are willing to increase their journey time by up to two hours, it's possible to save 20% on normal tickets with a short stop in Cologne. So always shop around. Bargains are waiting to be discovered.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Travel by train between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here
Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/6/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Frankfurt am Main from Amsterdam.
There are a few train stations in Frankfurt am Main to start your route from including Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion. In Amsterdam you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Amstel.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, is located 9.2 miles (14.8 km) from the city center of Frankfurt am Main.
The most popular arrival train station, Amsterdam Centraal, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center of Amsterdam.
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