There are 12 ways to get from Amsterdam to Swiss Alps by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  12h 19m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB ICE International / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Airolo 26

SFr 128 - SFr 314

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Bus  •  17h 50m

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

SFr 52 - SFr 65

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Train via Erstfeld  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld 26
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo 26 / ...

SFr 130 - SFr 306

Bus, train  •  20h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Bale 472
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Airolo 26

SFr 105 - SFr 187

Drive  •  8h 47m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Swiss Alps 940.4 km

SFr 140 - SFr 210

Fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 56m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Erstfeld
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

SFr 94 - SFr 370

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 37m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

SFr 107 - SFr 336

Fly to Basel, train  •  9h 50m

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

SFr 109 - SFr 315

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 53m

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

SFr 113 - SFr 359

Fly to Geneva, train  •  10h 57m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt

SFr 144 - SFr 408

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  11h 28m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Strasbourg (SXB) AMS - SXB
  2. Take the train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
  4. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

SFr 177 - SFr 584

Fly to Turin, train  •  11h 42m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Turin (TRN) AMS - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Station
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  4. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

SFr 145 - SFr 441

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Swiss Alps is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 17h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 120€ - 190€ and takes 8h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Luzern, Bahnhof, Altdorf UR, Telldenkmal and Andermatt, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 50m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Swiss Alps is 699 km. The road distance is 940.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Swiss Alps without a car is to train which takes 12h 19m and costs 110€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 12h 19m to get from Amsterdam to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Swiss Alps is to train which takes 12h 19m and costs 110€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 17h 50m.

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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 Swiss Alps bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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  • Distance: 698.7 km
  • Duration: 12h 19m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Swiss Alps via Basel SBB, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 12h 19m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Swiss Alps 5 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 40 - SFr 55 and the journey takes 13h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 480
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 280
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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 190
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
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 Airolo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 22
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 80
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
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Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
1st Class Ticket
SFr 65 - SFr 80
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 39 - SFr 41
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Website
Italo Treno
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
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Bale
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
Eurolines FR

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Swiss Alps is 940 km. It takes approximately 8h 47m to drive from Amsterdam to Swiss Alps.

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easyJet, Swiss, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Swiss Alps. Prices start at SFr 74 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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