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Train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam (ultimately to London)

Grand Cayman
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Train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam (ultimately to London)


I think this question has been asked a thousand times so I'm sorry for repeating it, but I've had trouble with so many conflicting answers/websites.

We (gf & I) are arriving in Frankfurt the morning of December 9th. We are hoping to stay there for one night and check out a Christmas market. We are intending to train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam on Tuesday December 10th & stay there for 4 nights before ultimately heading to London.

What is the best way to get from Frankfurt to Amsterdam? I presume train? If so, what sites should we be looking at & what stations?

Really appreciate the help, I've been able to find a couple options for the Frankfurt to Amsterdam train, but it was $500 USD for 2 people in class 2, which didn't seem correct to me, but maybe I'm wrong.

Also, is it cheaper to try and combo it with an Amsterdam/London train after? Those train costs are even higher, which doesn't make sense to me since British Airways will fly you there for $100USD per person.

Anyways, sorry for all the questions. Coming from the Cayman Islands & not used to the Euro train systems.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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1. Re: Train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam (ultimately to London)

Ok, this site looks to be the best I've been able to find so far: http://www.bahn.com/i/view/GBR/en/index.shtml

Pretty reasonable rates from Frankfurt to Amsterdam.

Is 1st class worth it above 2nd class? 200 EUR vs. 120 EUR for 2 people

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2. Re: Train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam (ultimately to London)

Frankfurt - Amsterdam

either through DB (Deutsche Bahn - www.bahn.com ) or NS Hispeed (www.nshispeed.nl )

an alternative to staying in Frankfurt would be Mainz. Half the size and more old world charm. Frankfurt Airport (German: Flughafen) is between Frankfurt and Mainz.



DB timetable


Start: Frankfurt(M)Flughafen

Start: Frankfurt(M)Hbf

Start: Mainz Hbf

Destination: Amsterdam Centraal

You may add Koblenz as stopover to enforce the slower, cheaper but also much more scenic route through the Middle Rhine Valley (UNESCO world heritage).

Via (1): Koblenz Hbf

(you can still stay seated in Koblenz)


As long you mind the money not worth to upgrade to 1st class.


Amsterdam - London


or a cheap flight

Edited: 04 December 2013, 01:14
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3. Re: Train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam (ultimately to London)

You can normally get train tickets for a lot less than the price you were quoted... but you need to book ahead. Saver fares are released 90 days before the day of travel, at 90 days out you could probably have got tickets to Amsterdam for as little as 39 Euro each, but you left it rather late!

Best way from Amsterdam to London is via the ferry to Harwich - daytime is cheaper, night time is more convenient (as you travel while you're sleeping, and save a night in a hotel). UK-originating tickets start at GBP 39 (plus the cost of a cabin if travelling overnight), you should be able to get a similar fare starting in the Netherlands.

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4. Re: Train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam (ultimately to London)

Try http://www.infobus.eu/ There are buses for 40 eur and they are quite confortable!

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