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

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Fly to Basel

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL)

Fly to Geneva

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA)

Fly to Zurich

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH)

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

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

Train via Basel

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zuerich Hb

Bus

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

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zuerich Hb

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Zürich

Amsterdam to Switzerland by train

1 Weekly Trains
8h 1m Average Duration
SFr 154 Cheapest Price
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Netherlands → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Netherlands

  • Entry is fully 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

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Regional advice

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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, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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

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

The social distance requirement in Switzerland 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: 9 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Switzerland is to bus which costs €50 - €70 and takes 14h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Switzerland is to fly which costs €35 - €180 and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 1m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Switzerland is 665 km. The road distance is 824.8 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Switzerland without a car is to train via Basel which takes 8h 1m and costs €140 - €220.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Amsterdam to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Switzerland 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 Switzerland is to fly which takes 3h 39m and costs €35 - €180. Alternatively, you can train via Basel, which costs €140 - €220 and takes 8h 1m, you could also bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 14h 6m.

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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 Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 665 km
  • Duration: 3h 39m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Switzerland?

KLM, easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Amsterdam to Basel every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Zürich via Basel SBB and Zürich HB in around 8h 1m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 450
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Train operators
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 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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
6h 41m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 180
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 31 - SFr 36
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 30
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
11h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 160
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 95
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 160
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
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - 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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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Switzerland is 825 km. It takes approximately 7h 21m to drive from Amsterdam to Switzerland.

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

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There are 91+ hotels available in Switzerland. 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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