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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Basel  •  3 h 48 min

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

$45 - $197

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Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 10 min

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

$58 - $283

Fly to Berne  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Berne (BRN) AMS - BRN

$116 - $1,027

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$63 - $250

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 31 min

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

$80 - $287

Train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB ICE International
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$178 - $269

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Basel, Basel central station N836
  2. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zurich Ouibus

$55 - $92

Bus Eurolines CH  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Zurich

$75 - $91

Drive  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Zürich 514.9 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Switzerland is to bus which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 16 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Switzerland is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Switzerland is 665 km. The road distance is 823.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Amsterdam to Switzerland, including transfers.

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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 8 h 6 min.

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What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Switzerland?

KLM, easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Amsterdam to Basel every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Zürich via Basel SBB and Zürich HB in around 8 h 6 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$27 - $29
First
$39
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
FlixBus
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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 Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch

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