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's also a direct daytime ICE to Basel in Switzerland. An evening train from Utrecht to Düsseldorf (1 hr 40 mins away) connects seamlessly into onward night trains to Innsbruck, Munich, Linz and Vienna.

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London to Utrecht by train

from $59.30

Avg 1 change 3hr 56m

Paris to Utrecht by train

from $104.11

Avg 1 change 3hr 17m

Amsterdam to Utrecht by train

from $9.22

Avg 0 changes 24m

Düsseldorf to Utrecht by train

from $24.38

Avg 0 changes 1hr 46m

Eindhoven to Utrecht by train

from $35.58

Avg 0 changes 47m

Mannheim to Utrecht by train

from $36.24

Avg 1 change 3hr 54m

Mönchengladbach to Utrecht by train

from $24.38

Avg 1 change 2hr 10m

Cologne to Utrecht by train

from $24.38

Avg 0 changes 2hr 14m

Frankfurt am Main to Utrecht by train

from $36.24

Avg 0 changes 3hr 31m

Hamburg to Utrecht by train

from $36.24

Avg 1 change 4hr 48m

Münster to Utrecht by train

from $36.90

Avg 1 change 2hr 28m

Rotterdam to Utrecht by train

from $13.18

Avg 0 changes 37m

Duisburg to Utrecht by train

from $24.38

Avg 0 changes 1hr 25m

Brussels to Utrecht by train

from $48.76

Avg 1 change 2hr 4m

Munich to Utrecht by train

from $48.10

Avg 1 change 7hr 2m

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Basel to Utrecht by train

from $48.10

Avg 1 change 6hr 47m

Copenhagen to Utrecht by train

from $108.72

Avg 2 changes 10hr 8m

Leiden to Utrecht by train

from $13.84

Avg 0 changes 42m

Hanover to Utrecht by train

from $48.10

Avg 1 change 4hr 1m

Amersfoort to Utrecht by train

from $25.04

Avg 0 changes 14m

Zurich to Utrecht by train

from $60.62

Avg 1 change 7hr 29m

Nuremberg to Utrecht by train

from $48.10

Avg 1 change 5hr 48m

Salzburg to Utrecht by train

from $48.76

Avg 1 change 8hr 52m

Osnabrück to Utrecht by train

from $24.38

Avg 1 change 2hr 48m

Aachen to Utrecht by train

from $35.58

Avg 2 changes 2hr 35m

Berlin to Utrecht by train

from $54.69

Avg 1 change 5hr 49m

Maastricht to Utrecht by train

from $27.67

Avg 0 changes 1hr 50m

Stuttgart to Utrecht by train

from $61.28

Avg 1 change 4hr 35m

Vienna to Utrecht by train

from $73.14

Avg 1 change 10hr 15m

Baden-Baden to Utrecht by train

from $48.10

Avg 1 change 4hr 55m

Lille to Utrecht by train

from $61.28

Avg 1 change 2hr 48m

Oberhausen to Utrecht by train

from $30.31

Avg 0 changes 1hr 16m

Koblenz to Utrecht by train

from $48.76

Avg 1 change 3hr 17m

Gouda to Utrecht by train

from $51.40

Avg 0 changes 18m

Delft to Utrecht by train

from $17.79

Avg 1 change 51m

Groningen to Utrecht by train

from $40.19

Avg 0 changes 1hr 54m

Dortmund to Utrecht by train

from $24.38

Avg 1 change 2hr 15m

Karlsruhe to Utrecht by train

from $41.51

Avg 1 change 4hr 49m

Freiburg to Utrecht by train

from $48.76

Avg 1 change 6hr 3m

Kehl to Utrecht by train

from $60.62

Avg 2 changes 5hr 51m

Milan to Utrecht by train

from $96.47

Avg 4 changes 11hr 44m

Brno to Utrecht by train

from $84.34

Avg 2 changes 12hr 7m

Bonn to Utrecht by train

from $24.38

Avg 1 change 2hr 44m

Offenburg to Utrecht by train

from $83.02

Avg 1 change 5hr 26m

Hengelo to Utrecht by train

from $42.17

Avg 0 changes 1hr 30m

Heidelberg to Utrecht by train

from $36.90

Avg 1 change 4hr 16m

Flensburg to Utrecht by train

from $48.10

Avg 2 changes 6hr 59m

Bern to Utrecht by train

from $96.86

Avg 3 changes 8hr 2m

Rome to Utrecht by train

from $624.53

Avg 5 changes 14hr 48m

Ulm to Utrecht by train

from $59.96

Avg 1 change 5hr 38m

Arth-Goldau to Utrecht by train

from $72.48

Avg 2 changes 8hr 16m

Würzburg to Utrecht by train

from $48.10

Avg 1 change 5hr 2m

Brig to Utrecht by train

from $72.48

Avg 4 changes 9hr 18m

Prague to Utrecht by train

from $146.28

Avg 2 changes 10hr 9m

Neumünster to Utrecht by train

from $42.17

Avg 2 changes 5hr 56m

Bologna to Utrecht by train

from $120.06

Avg 4 changes 13hr 26m

The Hague to Utrecht by train

from $19.77

Avg 0 changes 37m

Frankfurt Airport to Utrecht by train

from $36.24

Avg 0 changes 3hr 17m

Geneva to Utrecht by train

from $243.14

Avg 3 changes 8hr 16m

Bremen to Utrecht by train

from $48.76

Avg 1 change 3hr 57m

Antwerp to Utrecht by train

from $59.96

Avg 1 change 1hr 27m

Venice to Utrecht by train

from $324.72

Avg 3 changes 14hr 4m

Lugano to Utrecht by train

from $60.62

Avg 4 changes 10hr 25m

Naples to Utrecht by train

from $154.72

Avg 6 changes 16hr 22m

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

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

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