How much does a train ticket to Amsterdam cost?
Many visitors travel to Amsterdam by train. Unlike Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam Central Station is centrally located in the city center. Since there are many high-speed connections to Amsterdam, the travel time is short. In addition, train travelers do not have the costly problem of finding a parking space in Amsterdam.
ICE, Eurostar, Thalys – many high-speed connections run through Amsterdam Centraal – if you book early, tickets are cheap (image: E.d.Redelijkheid, CC 2.0 License)
Prices for a train ticket to Amsterdam
For several years, the ticket price is determined by supply and demand. Popular and much booked travel times are more expensive than rarely booked connections.
With a little luck, you can travel from Berlin, Paris or London to Amsterdam from €19.90 (one way, 2nd class).
With the Amsterdam Centraal destination station, you arrive in the middle of the city – you don’t need another ticket for e.g. the airport transfer (Image: R.Dammers, CC 2.0 License)
1 Book early
Book as early as possible, then it is well possible to still catch a cheap ticket price. About 3-4 months before the travel date, in our experience, prices increase.
2 Book online directly at SNCF Europe
Convenient and easy is the booking at the European portal of the French national railroad SNCF (even without departure station in France).
3 Cheap travel days
Cheap travel days for Amsterdam are usually Saturday, Tuesday or Wednesday. The remaining days tend to be used more by commuters and business travelers.