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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ZRH - AMS

$57 - $281

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Train to Basel, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BSL - AMS

$77 - $256

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) STR - AMS

$106 - $331

Fly Zurich to Brussels, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

$141 - $381

Train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$173 - $269

Bus Eurolines CH  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Amsterdam

$72 - $86

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Amsterdam

$116 - $191

Drive  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Amsterdam 516.9 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Amsterdam is to bus which costs SFr 70 - SFr 90 and takes 15 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Amsterdam is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 290 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Amsterdam, Wijttenbachstraat via Duivendrecht, Station Duivendrecht. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Amsterdam is 615 km. The road distance is 827 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 8 h 50 min and costs SFr 170 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Zürich to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Zürich to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Amsterdam train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 4 h 15 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 270 and takes 8 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 90 and takes 15 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 384.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Swiss, KLM and seven other airlines fly from Zürich to Amsterdam hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Amsterdam via Basel SBB in around 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
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eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Zürich to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Amsterdam station.

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Zürich to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Amsterdam is 827 km. It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to drive from Zürich to Amsterdam.

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easyJet, British Airways, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Amsterdam train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Zürich to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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There are 2621+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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