How to travel from Amsterdam to Utrecht

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from Amsterdam to Utrecht

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

Our recommendation

To get from Amsterdam to Utrecht on Apr 03 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:04AMAmsterdam Central station0h26 08:30AMUtrecht Centraal
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08:00AMAmsterdam1h26 09:26AMUtrecht, Jaarbeursplein
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08:45AMAmsterdam Central station0h26 09:11AMUtrecht Centraal
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08:16AMAmsterdam Central station0h26 08:42AMUtrecht Centraal
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08:35AMAmsterdam Central station0h26 09:01AMUtrecht Centraal
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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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Travel Tips: Travel from Amsterdam to Utrecht

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You should expect to travel around 22 miles (35 km) between Amsterdam and Utrecht.

Many of our customers traveling from Amsterdam to Utrecht don't make Utrecht their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Utrecht are Brussels, Paris or Eindhoven, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Utrecht to any of these top destinations today!

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