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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 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.

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  1. Cheapest price $36.27
  2. 30 day advance $36.27
  3. 7 day advance $60.45
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  1. 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 five to seven direct trains each day (depending on the day of the week), you’ll normally find a train to suit your schedule. The fastest trains take just under four hours for the entire journey.

    Tickets for the journey from Amsterdam to Frankfurt go on sale three months prior to travel. That’s the time to book if you are keen to get the best fares.


    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 once-daily 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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Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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