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

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Fly Amsterdam to Zurich  •  4 h 10 min

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

$58 - $283

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 25 min

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

$45 - $85

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Fly Amsterdam to Basel, train  •  5 h 10 min

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

$75 - $257

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 44 min

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

$146 - $384

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 22 min

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

$101 - $233

Train  •  8 h 1 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 - $268

Train via Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$185 - $319

Bus Eurolines CH  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Zurich

$73 - $93

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 Zürich is to bus which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 15 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich is to fly which costs 45€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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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 8 h 1 min.

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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 8 h 1 min and costs 150€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Amsterdam to Zürich, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 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 4 h 10 min and costs 45€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 230€ and takes 8 h 1 min, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 12 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 384.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

KLM, Swiss and four other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Zürich via Basel SBB in around 8 h 1 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
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 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $100
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
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Zurich
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Amsterdam to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 7 h 29 min to drive from Amsterdam to Zürich.

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Transavia Holland, easyJet, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 504+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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

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