How to travel from Amsterdam to Utrecht

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Travel Information between Amsterdam and Utrecht

distanceDistance22 miles (35 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $7
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $7 (€6) • 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or PKP Intercity

Take a bus or train to travel 22 miles (35 km) from Amsterdam to Utrecht. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or PKP Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Amsterdam to Utrecht.

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from Amsterdam to Utrecht

How to get from Amsterdam to Utrecht by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
train

The best way to travel from Amsterdam to Utrecht is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

NS
08:55AM0h21
Amsterdam
09:16AMUtrecht
$81One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
09:30PM1h05
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
10:35PMUtrecht
$81One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
NS
08:55AM0h21
Amsterdam
09:16AMUtrecht
$81One-way
0 transfers
Other options
NS
08:53AM0h23
Amsterdam, Arena
09:16AMUtrecht
$81One-way
0 transfers
NS
08:40AM0h36
Amsterdam, Amstel
09:16AMUtrecht
$91One-way
0 transfers
NS
08:37AM0h39
Amsterdam
09:16AMUtrecht
$101One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
11:15AM0h45
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
12:00PMUtrecht
$111One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
08:45PM1h26
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
10:11PMUtrecht
$91One-way
0 transfers

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General Information about the journey from Amsterdam to Utrecht

Following the Dutch policy of either having trains or buses, but not both operating on main routes it is only possible to travel from Amsterdam to Utrecht by train. This offers a fast and convenient option for making the journey, with services running regularly 24-hours a day. As the two cities are only around 45 km apart there are no flights between them.

Return journeys from Utrecht to Amsterdam are also available.

Trains from Amsterdam to Utrecht

Fast intercity trains and local services that take slightly longer operate on routes from Amsterdam to Utrecht with journey times of between fifteen minutes and half an hour. There are daytime departures four times an hour from both Amsterdam Centraal Station and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The frequency of trains reduces to one an hour from late evening to early morning. Amsterdam Centraal is located in the heart of the old city and served by buses, trams, local trains and water taxis. Metro lines and buses depart Amsterdam Centraal for the city suburbs while trams and water taxis provide links in the old town. Fast trains and express buses link Schiphol Airport to central Amsterdam. Amsterdam has several night bus routes. Services from both Amsterdam Centraal and the airport arrive into Utrecht Central Station, the busy hub of the Dutch rail network. Utrecht Station is centrally located and served by local buses and two tram lines. Taxi ranks and car rental desks can be found at all three stations.

How to get from Amsterdam to Utrecht

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Amsterdam to Utrecht, 88,61% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Amsterdam to Utrecht and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Amsterdam to Utrecht

Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus will get you to Utrecht from Amsterdam at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel from Amsterdam to Utrecht. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a travel company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

      FAQs: Travel from Amsterdam to Utrecht

      FAQs: Travel to Utrecht easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Utrecht.
      FAQs

      There are 2 ways to get from Amsterdam to Utrecht: bus or train.

      The cheapest way to go to Utrecht from Amsterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $5 (€4).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Amsterdam to Utrecht:

      Taking a bus costs $3 (€2) less than taking a train, which costs on average $7 (€6) for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel to Utrecht from Amsterdam is by train, which takes on average 21 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 45 min of travel time.

      The distance from Amsterdam to Utrecht is approximately 22 miles (35 km).

      The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Utrecht is:

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Amsterdam to Utrecht as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Amsterdam to Utrecht:

        • Most travelers board their bus from Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk) and arrive in Utrecht, P+R Westraven.
        • Most travelers catch their train from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Utrecht Centraal.

        The following travel companies offer services from Amsterdam to Utrecht:

        • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus to go to Utrecht by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Amsterdam to Utrecht tickets on Omio for $5 (€4).
        • Travel with PKP Intercity, Deutsche Bahn, BSB, Sprinter, NS International | IC Direct, SNCB or Intercity to go to Utrecht by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Amsterdam to Utrecht tickets on Omio for $10 (€9).

        Yes, there are direct services available from Amsterdam to Utrecht with the following travel companies:

        • Take a direct bus with BlaBlaCar Bus.
        • Direct services by train with Deutsche Bahn.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Utrecht as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Utrecht from Amsterdam.

        Your trip from Amsterdam to Utrecht doesn't have to end in Utrecht. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Brussels, Berlin or Cologne. If you’d like to add Paris, Brussels, Berlin or Cologne to your Amsterdam to Utrecht tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Utrecht today!

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