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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen by train, car or plane

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Train via Offenburg  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Offenburg Bahnhof 43
  2. Take the train from Offenburg to Singen Re / ...

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel, train  •  5h 18m

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

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Train  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen Ire / ...

Train via Amsterdam Centraal  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Offenburg Ice
  2. Take the train from Offenburg to Singen Re / ...

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 Stuttgart, train  •  6h 35m

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

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

  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 7m and covers a distance of around 788 km. This includes an average layover time of around 42 min. The fastest train normally takes 8h 7m. Operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Amsterdam to Schaffhausen train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Schaffhausen. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
7h 25m
Layover time:
42 min
Total time:
8h 7m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
8h 7m
Train distance:
788 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
41 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 Schaffhausen train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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  • Health declaration required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Mandatory

Mandatory

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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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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 mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Schaffhausen is 1.5 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, returning to Netherlands from Switzerland is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 13 Sep 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 Schaffhausen is to drive which costs €95 - €150 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen is to fly and train which costs €80 - €260 and takes 5h 6m.

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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 Offenburg and Singen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 53m.

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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 via Offenburg which takes 7h 53m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 53m to get from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Schaffhausen train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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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 train services, operated by DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg, 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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  • Distance: 584.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 53m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Schaffhausen via Offenburg and Singen in around 7h 53m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 390
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 750
Train operators
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Offenburg Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Böblingen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Offenburg to Singen
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Offenburg to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Offenburg to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Boeblingen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Offenburg to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 380
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)
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
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 Offenburg
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 160
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 Offenburg
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 130
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 130
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55

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Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM and Swiss offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zurich Airport.

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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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