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

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 4 min

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

$80 - $261

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Bus  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Brussels, Brussels-North station N506
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 810

$49 - $83

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ZRH - AMS

$90 - $339

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GVA - AMS

$97 - $292

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SXB - AMS

$152 - $525

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MXP - AMS

$119 - $349

Train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$176 - $274

Train, bus  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Amsterdam

$100 - $148

Drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Amsterdam 523.5 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Amsterdam is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 13 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 260 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 38 min.

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The distance between Bern and Amsterdam is 631 km. The road distance is 837.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 8 h 38 min and costs SFr 170 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Bern to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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Bern to Amsterdam train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Amsterdam is to train which takes 8 h 38 min and costs SFr 170 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 13 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 394.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Bern to Amsterdam via Basel SBB in around 8 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Amsterdam via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 13 h 20 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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 Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
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 Bern to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Bern to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Bern to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Amsterdam is 838 km. It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to drive from Bern to Amsterdam.

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Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and easyJet offer flights from Basel Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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