Trains to Utrecht Find train times and tickets

The city of Utrecht ticks all the boxes for Dutch stereotypes: gabled houses, bicycles, tree-lined canals and cafés with tulips aplenty in the spring. We like it for being rather like Amsterdam, but without the huge crowds of tourists. The main station is called Utrecht Centraal. It is a vast complex that seems to be always in the process of being rebuilt; it’s hard to avoid getting lost in the Hoog Catharijne shopping centre which dominates the station area.

But persist. Utrecht gets better and better. Climb the cathedral tower for a great view of the city and then relax over a coffee or a beer in one of the cafés which line Oudegracht. When it’s time to move on, you’ll find a superb range of onward train services. Utrecht Centraal is the busiest rail hub in the Netherlands. There are upwards of 30 trains each hour leaving Utrecht for other cities across the country. Amsterdam and Schiphol airport are both just 30 minutes away. The train journey to The Hague or Rotterdam takes just 40 minutes.

Utrecht is also a good jumping-off point for international journeys. The Dutch and German rail administrations jointly operate sleek ICE trains directly from Utrecht to Düsseldorf, Cologne and Frankfurt. There are two direct trains each day to Basel in Switzerland, one a daytime ICE and the other an overnight train. Comfortable night sleeper services leave Utrecht each evening bound for Zurich and Munich.

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Kehl to Utrecht by train

from £36.50

Avg 1 change 4hr 55m

Hanover to Utrecht by train

from £23.50

Avg 1 change 4hr 1m

Salzburg to Utrecht by train

from £135.50

Avg 1 change 8hr 52m

Karlsruhe to Utrecht by train

from £37.00

Avg 1 change 4hr 58m

Hamburg to Utrecht by train

from £73.50

Avg 1 change 4hr 48m

Nuremberg to Utrecht by train

from £38.00

Avg 1 change 5hr 48m

Bonn to Utrecht by train

from £18.50

Avg 1 change 2hr 44m

Oberhausen to Utrecht by train

from £28.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 16m

London to Utrecht by train

from £80.50

Avg 2 changes 4hr 44m

Düsseldorf to Utrecht by train

from £28.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 46m

Mannheim to Utrecht by train

from £32.50

Avg 1 change 3hr 54m

Amsterdam to Utrecht by train

from £7.00

Avg 0 changes 23m

Mönchengladbach to Utrecht by train

from £25.50

Avg 1 change 2hr 11m

Zurich to Utrecht by train

from £69.50

Avg 1 change 7hr 29m

Koblenz to Utrecht by train

from £18.00

Avg 1 change 3hr 16m

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Groningen to Utrecht by train

from £30.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 54m

Basel to Utrecht by train

from £90.00

Avg 0 changes 6hr 16m

Duisburg to Utrecht by train

from £23.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 25m

Dortmund to Utrecht by train

from £18.50

Avg 1 change 2hr 15m

Vienna to Utrecht by train

from £94.50

Avg 1 change 10hr 39m

Freiburg to Utrecht by train

from £37.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 3m

Milan to Utrecht by train

from £121.00

Avg 1 change 11hr 15m

Paris to Utrecht by train

from £76.00

Avg 1 change 3hr 32m

Leiden to Utrecht by train

from £28.00

Avg 0 changes 42m

Baden-Baden to Utrecht by train

from £34.50

Avg 1 change 4hr 55m

Cologne to Utrecht by train

from £28.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 14m

Hoek van Holland to Utrecht by train

from £15.00

Avg 1 change 1hr 16m

Brussels to Utrecht by train

from £39.00

Avg 1 change 2hr 5m

Rotterdam to Utrecht by train

from £9.50

Avg 0 changes 37m

Frankfurt am Main to Utrecht by train

from £28.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 17m

Amersfoort to Utrecht by train

from £4.00

Avg 0 changes 14m

Delft to Utrecht by train

from £13.00

Avg 1 change 50m

Lille to Utrecht by train

from £36.00

Avg 1 change 2hr 47m

Maastricht to Utrecht by train

from £21.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 54m

Brno to Utrecht by train

from £79.00

Avg 2 changes 13hr 5m

Eindhoven to Utrecht by train

from £13.00

Avg 0 changes 48m

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