Fast forward to Frankfurt with ICE International

Planning a business trip to Frankfurt? With ICE International, you can travel from Amsterdam Central Station directly to Frankfurt HBF.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ICE International is the high-speed train that travels daily from the Netherlands to Germany six times per day with one direct train to Switzerland. Traveling with ICE International is comfortable and relaxing:

  • Power outlet at your seat
  • Comfortable seats in 1st and 2nd class
  • WiFi in 1st and 2nd class
  • Board directly, no check-in required
  • Bord Bistro for drinks and snacks during your trip


ICE International daily connects Amsterdam, Utrecht and Arnhem with Oberhausen, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt and Basel. The journey from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 2.38 hours, to Frankfurt Hbf is 3.55 hours. You will find connecting trains within Germany from all the ICE International stations. ICE International also operates a direct service to Basel on a daily basis, of course with connections to all major Swiss destinations.

Prices and seat reservation

Booking a ticket in advance means more options for cheap fares with semi-flexible conditions. You can combine semi- and non-flexible tickets in 1 trip. Semi-flexible tickets are booked in a specific train including seat reservation. A flexible ticket can be used on any train at the same day. A reservation on ICE International is not mandatory but we strongly recommend you reserve a seat. First class tickets always have a seat reservation includes without any extra cost.


Besides the NS International Lounges in the Netherlands, virtually every major European station has a lounge that can make your stay at the station more pleasant. If you have a 1st class ticket, you can enjoy a free drink at the NS International Lounge in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam. DB Lounges are located in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Mannheim, Münch, Nürnberg and Stuttgart. You will have free access to one of the international lounges if, on the day of travel, you have one of the following cards/tickets:

  • A valid 1st class DB tickets (except Supersparpreis (Europe) and Sparpreis Europe)
  • Bahn Comfort customers
  • Railteam-partner Loyalty card


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