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There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Grindelwald by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost Ic61 / ...

SFr 88 - SFr 244

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Bus  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station 810 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Bern
  3. Take the bus from Bern to Interlaken Station East 417

SFr 55 - SFr 72

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Train #2  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost Ic61 / ...

SFr 230 - SFr 420

Drive  •  8h 18m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Grindelwald 905.6 km

SFr 120 - SFr 180

Fly to Basel, train  •  7h 3m

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

SFr 83 - SFr 274

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 22m

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

SFr 130 - SFr 273

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 12m

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

SFr 120 - SFr 283

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 50m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Linate (LIN) AMS - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez

SFr 140 - SFr 349

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Spiez

SFr 121 - SFr 339

Amsterdam to Grindelwald by trains

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Grindelwald is around 9h 30m and covers a distance of around 925 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 30m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Dutch Railways (NS), Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Amsterdam to Grindelwald train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Grindelwald. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 30m
Fastest train time:
9h 30m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:08
Last train departs at:
08:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Grindelwald train schedules

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

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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
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom 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
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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 Grindelwald is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Grindelwald 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Grindelwald is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 16h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Grindelwald is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 250€ and takes 7h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Grindelwald, Bahnhof via Brussels-North train station, Bern and Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Grindelwald via Basel SBB and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 19m.

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It is 678 km from Amsterdam to Grindelwald. It is approximately 905.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Grindelwald without a car is to train which takes 10h 19m and costs 75€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 10h 19m to get from Amsterdam to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Grindelwald bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Grindelwald train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Grindelwald is to train which takes 10h 19m and costs 75€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 16h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Grindelwald.
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  • Distance: 678.4 km
  • Duration: 10h 19m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Grindelwald via Basel SBB and Interlaken Ost in around 10h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Grindelwald via Brussels-North train station, Bern, Interlaken Station East, and Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof in around 16h 5m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 150
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 150
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 150
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 190
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 470
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 230
Train operators
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 Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
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 Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 380
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 Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
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)
Train from Milano Centrale to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
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 Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Train from Gallarate to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Bern
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk to Brussels Noord Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 18
Website
CityBusExpress

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Amsterdam to Grindelwald bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken Station East.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Grindelwald is 906 km. It takes approximately 8h 18m to drive from Amsterdam to Grindelwald.

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

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There are 254+ hotels available in Grindelwald. 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 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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