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

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich  •  4h 12m

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

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Bus  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Basel SBB N836
  2. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Zurich Bus Station N524 / ...

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

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

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  5h 58m

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

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  6h 10m

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

Train  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB 43
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir37 / ...

Night train  •  11h 35m

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

Night train via Offenburg  •  13h

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Offenburg Bahnhof 30
  2. Take the night train from Offenburg to Zuerich Hb Nj

Drive  •  7h 21m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Zürich 824.8 km

Amsterdam to Zürich by train

2 Weekly Trains
8h 27m Average Duration
SFr 143 Cheapest Price
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Netherlands → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Netherlands

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Netherlands

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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
  • 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 Zürich is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

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.

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Last updated: 18 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 13h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich is to fly which costs €100 - €380 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Zürich station. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Zurich Bus Station via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 55m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Zuerich Hb. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 35m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Zürich is 615 km. The road distance is 824.8 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 8h 27m and costs €150 - €210.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Amsterdam to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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Amsterdam to Zürich 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 Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 12m and costs €100 - €380. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €150 - €210 and takes 8h 27m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 13h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 615.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

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

KLM, Swiss and two other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Zürich every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Zürich via Basel SBB in around 8h 27m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 500
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 700
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 350
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 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)
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
12h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 240 - SFr 430
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Offenburg to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 23 - SFr 35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 29 - SFr 34
1st Class
SFr 23 - SFr 28
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 110
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Comfort
SFr 65 - SFr 85
Premium
SFr 75 - SFr 110
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 Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 29
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 140
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
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
7h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Offenburg Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 30 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel SBB to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 6 - 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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse to Zurich Limmatstrasse
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Website
Union Ivkoni

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Zurich Bus 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 825 km. It takes approximately 7h 21m to drive from Amsterdam to Zürich.

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Air France, Swiss, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 254+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs €6 - €13.

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