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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Zürich by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich  •  4h 11m

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

$58 - $282

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Night bus  •  13h 46m

  1. Take the night bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Zurich N831

$48 - $83

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel, train  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$75 - $257

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH

$103 - $336

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

$100 - $236

Train  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB ICE International
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$174 - $264

Bus  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Zurich

$68 - $88

Drive  •  7h 29m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Zürich 514.9 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich is to bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich is to fly which costs 50€ - 250€ and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Linnaeusstraat and arriving at Zurich via Amsterdam. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Zürich HB via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 58m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Zürich is 615 km. The road distance is 823.9 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 7h 58m and costs 150€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Amsterdam to Zürich, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Amsterdam station.

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Amsterdam to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 11m and costs 50€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 230€ and takes 7h 58m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 16h.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 384.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

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

KLM, Swiss and three other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Zürich via Basel SBB in around 7h 58m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Zurich
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Zurich station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Zürich is 824 km. It takes approximately 7h 29m to drive from Amsterdam to Zürich.

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easyJet, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 522+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 5€ - 11€.

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