How to travel from Utrecht to Amsterdam

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from Utrecht to Amsterdam

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

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To get from Utrecht to Amsterdam on Sep 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:39AMUtrecht Centraal0h26 09:05AMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:37AMUtrecht, Jaarbeursplein0h41 06:18AMAmsterdam
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08:29AMUtrecht Centraal0h26 08:55AMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:09AMUtrecht Centraal0h26 08:35AMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:59AMUtrecht Centraal0h26 09:25AMAmsterdam Centraal
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Travel Information to Amsterdam from Utrecht

distanceDistance22 miles (35 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $14
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 24 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Ns_ic

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 22 miles (35 km) from Utrecht to Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Ns_ic among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Utrecht to Amsterdam.

Travel from Utrecht to Amsterdam: Journey Details

If you want to explore the bohemian atmosphere of Amsterdam, getting there from Utrecht could hardly be easier. Simply hop on a train from Utrecht Centraal and you will be there in minutes. Trains run all day long, 7 days a week, so whenever you feel the urge to visit, a service to Amsterdam will be available. Alternatively, you could hitch a lift with Bla Bla Car, the car pooling company, which covers the distance almost as quickly.

Return trips from Amsterdam to Utrecht are also available.

How to get from Utrecht to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Utrecht to Amsterdam, 100,00% 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 Utrecht 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 Utrecht to Amsterdam

Bus travel between cities in the Netherlands is rare, with such a good rail network and private cars. However, if you do want to travel by road between Utrecht and Amsterdam and don't have your own wheels, a car pooling service like Bla Bla Car can cover the ground in less than an hour. The firm currently offers a single journey every day between the two cities, leaving at 9:20 a.m. and getting to Amsterdam at 9:45 a.m.

Trains from Utrecht to Amsterdam

Trains from Utrecht to Amsterdam are easily the most popular and comfortable way to travel between these two cities. ICE runs a regular express service from Utrecht Centraal directly to Amsterdam Centraal, which takes just 15 minutes and starts as early as 4:07 a.m. After that, you'll find services every 15 minutes to Amsterdam, allowing you to be flexible with your travel plans. Amsterdam Centraal is at the center of the city as well, so you can be at the museums or wandering the canals in no time.

Travel Tips: Travel from Utrecht to Amsterdam

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 Utrecht to Amsterdam.

There are 4 ways to get from Utrecht to Amsterdam: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Utrecht and Amsterdam is by taking a train with an average price of $9 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A train is generally $5 (€5) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $14 (€13) from Utrecht to Amsterdam.

The quickest way to travel to Amsterdam from Utrecht is by train, which takes on average 24 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 35 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Utrecht to Amsterdam is:

  • 96 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Utrecht and Amsterdam as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Utrecht, Jaarbeursplein and tend to arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Trains mostly depart from Utrecht Centraal and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

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

  • You can travel between Utrecht and Amsterdam by bus with BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $14 (€13) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Utrecht to Amsterdam.
  • You can travel by train to Amsterdam from Utrecht with Ns_ic, and you can find Ns_ic Utrecht to Amsterdam tickets for $9 (€8) on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by train with Ns_ic with 90 direct trains per day.

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 to Amsterdam from Utrecht.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Utrecht to Amsterdam often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, London or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Utrecht and Amsterdam itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Amsterdam and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $14 (€13) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $9 (€8) one way.

But we recommend booking Utrecht 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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