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There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam to Bern by train, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern Ec / ...

SFr 83 - SFr 230

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Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern

SFr 78 - SFr 379

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Train via Eindhoven  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern Ec / ...

SFr 144 - SFr 247

Drive  •  7h 28m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Bern 834.6 km

SFr 110 - SFr 170

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

SFr 107 - SFr 334

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

SFr 102 - SFr 314

Netherlands → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Netherlands

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bern is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bern is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bern is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Bern is to drive which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 7h 28m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Bern is to fly and train which takes 5h 7m and costs 70€ - 350€.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Bern. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Bern via Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 52m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Bern is 631 km. The road distance is 834.6 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Bern without a car is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs 75€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from Amsterdam to Bern, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Bern train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Amsterdam to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Bern is 835 km. It takes approximately 7h 28m to drive from Amsterdam to Bern.

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  • Distance: 630.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 52m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Bern via Basel Sbb in around 7h 52m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 700
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 150
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 16 - SFr 23
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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KLM and easyJet offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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