How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam

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from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam on Dec 08 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:13AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf5h52 09:05AMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:25AMFrankfurt am Main8h05 01:30PMAmsterdam
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03:13AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf6h01 09:14AMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:28AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h01 09:29AMAmsterdam Centraal
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07:28PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h01 11:29PMAmsterdam Centraal
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Travel Information between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam

distanceDistance226 miles (364 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$75 - $130
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $75 (€68) • 5 h 26 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $130 (€117) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM Cityhopper or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 226 miles (364 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, KLM Cityhopper or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam.

Travel from Frankfurt to Amsterdam: Journey Details

The journey from Frankfurt to Amsterdam can be made directly by train, plane or bus, with plane and train journeys taking a similar time of around 4 hours while bus routes take approximately 6.5 hours. All routes operate seven days a week.

Return trips from Amsterdam to Frankfurt are also available.

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam, 75,40% 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 Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam 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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Buses from Frankfurt to Amsterdam

Eurolines, Flixbus, Megabus and Student Agency offer numerous direct daily buses from Frankfurt to Amsterdam, starting in the early hours of the morning and continuing until around midnight. Buses leave from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Station and arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk, just west of the city and on Amsterdam's extensive public transport system of trams, buses, local trains and water taxis. Taxis are also available at both stations.

Trains from Frankfurt to Amsterdam

Deutsche Bahn offer numerous direct trains from Frankfurt to Amsterdam everyday from the early hours until just before 7:30 p.m. Trains to Amsterdam from Frankfurt require just under 4 hours of travel time. Other departures are also available with connections en-route and much longer journey times. Trains depart from centrally located Frankfurt Hbf which has good connections to the city's efficient network of U and S-Bahn trains, local buses and night buses. Arrivals are at Amsterdam Centraal Station in the heart of the city and well located for access to all of Amsterdam's transport options. Taxi ranks are located at both stations.

Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam

KLM and Lufthansa operate 12 direct flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam from just after 5:00 a.m. until around 7:00 p.m. Both airports are just a few kilometers from their city centers and linked by local buses and trains. Car rentals and taxis are also available at all terminals.

Travel Tips: Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam

Travel Tips: Travel to Amsterdam 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 Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam.
FAQs

Travel between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter Netherlands?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Amsterdam from Frankfurt am Main?

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam.

The current restriction level for returning to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Frankfurt am Main from Amsterdam?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Frankfurt am Main from Amsterdam here.

You can travel from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Amsterdam from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a train, which costs on average $75 (€68).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Amsterdam:

A train is $2 (€2) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam costing on average $78 (€70).

Taking a train is usually $55 (€50) less than taking a flight to Amsterdam, which costs on average $130 (€117) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Amsterdam from Frankfurt am Main is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Amsterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 26 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 226 miles (364 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam.

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam is:

  • 8 buses a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam:

  • Buses mostly depart from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1) and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Flights mostly depart from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Trains most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Amsterdam at Amsterdam Centraal.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam:

  • You can travel by bus to Amsterdam from Frankfurt am Main with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam tickets for $78 (€70) on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane to Amsterdam from Frankfurt am Main with KLM Cityhopper, and you can find KLM Cityhopper Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam tickets for $130 (€117) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam with Deutsche Bahn with connection, and you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam tickets for $75 (€68) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 5 direct buses per day with Flixbus, Union Ivkoni International or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.

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

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

Before traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $78 (€70) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $130 (€117) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $75 (€68) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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