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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to French Alps by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Bourg-St-Maurice Thalys

$314 - $384

Cheapest option

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Novara to Courmayeur

$67 - $264

6 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lille 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Chamonix

$75 - $125

Drive  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to French Alps 666.5 miles

$160 - $240

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva, shuttle  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

$74 - $233

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Lyon (LYS) AMS - LYS
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to St-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet

$99 - $253

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

$89 - $247

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin, bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Turin (TRN) AMS - TRN
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Courmayeur

$85 - $313

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to French Alps is to bus which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 12 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to French Alps is to fly and shuttle which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and French Alps is 741 km. The road distance is 1066.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to French Alps without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 56 min and costs 65€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 5 min to get from Amsterdam to French Alps, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to French Alps is to train which takes 11 h 5 min and costs 270€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 12 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to French Alps is 1066 km. It takes approximately 10 h 12 min to drive from Amsterdam to French Alps.

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Lufthansa, Air France, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 2122+ hotels available in French Alps. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to French Alps.
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  • Distance: 463.3 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 5 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and French Alps, France?

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam to French Alps once a week. Tickets cost $290 - $360 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to French Alps via Lille and Chamonix in around 12 h 56 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Southend
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Bourg-St-Maurice
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$290 - $360
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$290 - $360
1st Class
$380 - $550
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Courmayeur
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to St-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
isilines.com
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cham-transfers.com
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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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