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Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $32.12
  2. 30 day advance $56.88
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 45m
  • Distance
    364 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 18m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main by train

Fast trains from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main take around 3 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 364 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main.

1. Are there direct trains from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main?

Direct trains from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main have been found.

We usually find around 32 direct trains on the route from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 40 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main?

The Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Frankfurt am Main is usually scheduled to depart Amsterdam around 06:35 and the last train is around 20:28. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main are $32.12.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $56, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main by train.

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Which train companies operate between Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main?

More than one train company operates on the route from Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ICE
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam by train

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ICE or Intercity

It is an easy journey by train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt-am-Main. The route runs south-east from Amsterdam and then follows the Rhine Valley upstream across the German border to Cologne and beyond. With a choice of direct trains each day, you’ll normally find a train to suit your schedule.

Amsterdam to Frankfurt am Main

The direct trains to Frankfurt-am-Main all leave from Amsterdam Centraal station. Most of the trains on this route are ICE services operated jointly by the Dutch and German rail administrations. In addition to the ICEs, you’ll also find a German Intercity train plying the route. Whether you take an ICE or the slower Intercity service, you’ll have a choice of two stations to alight in Frankfurt. The train stops first at the airport (where the station is called Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof) and then continues into the city centre to the Hauptbahnhof.

The ICE trains from Amsterdam to Frankfurt make just six stops along the way. Beyond Cologne they use a high-speed line which cuts through the hills. The Intercity service makes more stops and takes over two hours longer. Beyond Cologne it follows the old Rhine Valley line south.

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