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There are 11 ways to get from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof 22 / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Singen 87 / ...

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Bus  •  15h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Basel SBB N836
  2. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Zurich Bus Station N524 / ...

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Night train, train via Baden-Baden  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Baden-Baden 30
  2. Take the train from Bühl to Singen Re2

Night train, train  •  13h 6m

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zürich HB Nj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen S9 / ...

Drive  •  6h 50m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen 762.1 km

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich, train  •  5h 6m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 35m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Strasbourg, drive  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Strasbourg (SXB) AMS - SXB
  2. Drive from Strasbourg to Schaffhausen

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen

Amsterdam to Schaffhausen by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Schaffhausen is around 8h 17m and covers a distance of around 786 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 2m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Flixtrain and others, the Amsterdam to Schaffhausen train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Schaffhausen. Typically 34 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

34 Weekly Trains
8h 17m Average Duration
SFr 75 Cheapest Price
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Netherlands → Switzerland
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Schaffhausen is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Schaffhausen is subject to regional advice.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen is to bus which costs €40 - €55 and takes 15h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen is to fly and train which costs €110 - €380 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen station. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Schaffhausen station via Basel SBB and Zurich Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Schaffhausen via Frankfurt, Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof and Singen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 17m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Schaffhausen is 585 km. The road distance is 762.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen without a car is to train which takes 8h 17m and costs €75 - €210.

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It takes approximately 8h 17m to get from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen is to train which takes 8h 17m and costs €75 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 15h 45m.

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  • Distance: 584.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 17m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen via Frankfurt, Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof, and Singen in around 8h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen via Basel SBB, Zurich Bus Station, and Zurich Bus Station in around 15h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 500
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 350
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 850
Amelia International
Website
flyamelia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - 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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 85
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 55 - SFr 85
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 30
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
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 Frankfurt to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Singen
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Baden-Baden
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Böblingen to Singen
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 14
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Singen
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Bühl to Singen
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Böblingen to Singen
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Singen
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Train from Böblingen to Singen
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
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
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
12h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 240 - SFr 430
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
SBB GmbH
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 55 - SFr 75
Comfort
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Premium
SFr 75 - SFr 110
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel SBB to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse to Zurich Limmatstrasse
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Website
Union Ivkoni

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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 Schaffhausen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich Bus Station.

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Amsterdam to Schaffhausen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Singen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Schaffhausen is 762 km. It takes approximately 6h 50m to drive from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen.

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

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There are 45+ hotels available in Schaffhausen. Prices start at SFr 100 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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