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

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich  •  4h 8m

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

SFr 78 - SFr 224

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Bus  •  15h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Duisburg central train station N20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg central train station to Zurich Bus Station N11

SFr 49 - SFr 62

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel, train  •  5h 4m

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

SFr 77 - SFr 239

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  6h 17m

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

SFr 87 - SFr 230

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  5h 51m

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

SFr 157 - SFr 354

Train  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir36 / ...

SFr 82 - SFr 229

Train #2  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir36 / ...

SFr 224 - SFr 401

Train via Eindhoven  •  10h 6m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

SFr 138 - SFr 237

Drive  •  7h 21m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Zürich 824.8 km

SFr 110 - SFr 170

Amsterdam to Zürich by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Zürich is around 7h 52m and covers a distance of around 835 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 52m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Dutch Railways (NS), Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Amsterdam to Zürich train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Zürich HB. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 52m
Fastest train time:
7h 52m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
SFr 96
Carbon emissions:
44 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:08
Last train departs at:
08:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Zürich train schedules

Netherlands → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially 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

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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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, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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 mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zürich is 2 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, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Switzerland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 15h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich is to fly which costs 70€ - 210€ and takes 4h 8m.

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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 Duisburg central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 10m.

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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 8h 20m.

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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 20m and costs 70€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m 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 8m and costs 70€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 210€ and takes 8h 20m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 15h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 615.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 8m

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

KLM, Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Amsterdam to Zürich every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Zürich via Basel SBB in around 8h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 360
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 3900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 310
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 280
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 230
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 380
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 150
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 16 - SFr 23
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Comfort
SFr 75 - SFr 100
Premium
SFr 85 - SFr 120
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 Sloterdijk to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Duisburg central train station to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
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 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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Swiss, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 287+ hotels available in Zürich. 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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