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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 7m

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

SFr 73 - SFr 274

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Night bus  •  12h 25m

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

SFr 40 - SFr 50

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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 85 - SFr 329

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  5h 50m

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

SFr 164 - SFr 496

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  6h 14m

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

SFr 86 - SFr 348

Train  •  7h 58m

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

SFr 94 - SFr 243

Bus  •  16h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich 472

SFr 42 - SFr 67

Drive  •  7h 28m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Zürich 823.7 km

SFr 110 - SFr 180

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich is to night bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich is to fly which costs 65€ - 260€ and takes 4h 7m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Zurich. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 25m.

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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 823.7 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 85€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m 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 Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 7m and costs 65€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 85€ - 230€ and takes 7h 58m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 16h 10m.

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  • Distance: 615.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

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

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 450
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 210
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 350
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 270
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 210
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 90 - SFr 260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 260
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 220
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 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
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 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 190
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 37
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 70 - SFr 95
Premium
SFr 85 - SFr 120
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 23 - SFr 55
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
Eurolines FR
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
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 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 28m to drive from Amsterdam to Zürich.

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

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Book your Amsterdam to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 593+ 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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