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 Licence)
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 Licence)
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 travellers.
Amsterdam Centraal station offers many national and international train connections. In most cases you can find the cheapest tickets online (Image: Billie Grace Ward, CC 2.0 License)