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There are 7 ways to get from Amsterdam to Luthern by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

SFr 94 - SFr 246

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Bus  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern N836

SFr 40 - SFr 55

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Bus, train  •  17h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich 472
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70 / ...

SFr 65 - SFr 112

Drive  •  7h 25m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Luthern 835.4 km

SFr 110 - SFr 170

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 14m

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

SFr 88 - SFr 254

Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 22m

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

SFr 76 - SFr 259

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 48m

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

SFr 137 - SFr 334

Netherlands → Switzerland
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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Netherlands.

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

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

The social distance requirement in Luthern is 2 metres.

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

Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Luthern is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 13h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Luthern is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 240€ and takes 5h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Luzern. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Luthern. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Luzern via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 11m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Luthern is 641 km. The road distance is 835.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Luthern without a car is to train which takes 8h 11m and costs 85€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 8h 11m to get from Amsterdam to Luthern, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Luthern is to train which takes 8h 11m and costs 85€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 13h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Luthern.
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  • Distance: 640.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 11m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Luthern via Basel Sbb and Basel SBB in around 8h 11m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern once daily. Tickets cost SFr 40 - SFr 55 and the journey takes 13h 15m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Southend
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 420
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 60 - SFr 150
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 150
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 9m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 190
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 140
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Amsterdam to Luthern bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Luthern is 835 km. It takes approximately 7h 25m to drive from Amsterdam to Luthern.

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Lufthansa, Air France, Swiss and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Luthern bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 455+ hotels available in Luthern. 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 18 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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