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There are 8 ways to get from Branges to Amsterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Le Creusot Montceau Montchanin to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

158€ - 474€

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Bus  •  14h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Chalon-sur-Saône to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N760

42€ - 52€

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Train via Breda  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the train from Le Creusot Montceau Montchanin to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Breda Ic
  3. Take the train from Breda to Amsterdam Centraal

124€ - 184€

Train via Lyon  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the train from Louhans to Bourg En Bresse Ter
  2. Take the train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Lyon Part Dieu Ter
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Eil

202€ - 554€

Drive  •  8h 14m

  1. Drive from Branges to Amsterdam 829.3 km

100€ - 150€

Train to Lyon, fly  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Chalon-sur-Saône to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LYS - AMS

136€ - 222€

Train, train to Geneva, fly  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Louhans to Bourg En Bresse
  2. Take the train from Bourg En Bresse to Geneve
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GVA - AMS

112€ - 320€

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from Louhans to Dijon Ville
  2. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Mulhouse Ville
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BSL - AMS

152€ - 498€

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The cheapest way to get from Branges to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 14h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Branges to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs 130€ - 230€ and takes 7h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Branges to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Le Bourg and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Chalon-sur-Saône. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 25m.

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The distance between Branges and Amsterdam is 637 km. The road distance is 829.3 km.

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The best way to get from Branges to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 9h 15m and costs 150€ - 480€.

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It takes approximately 9h 15m to get from Branges to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Branges to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chalon-sur-Saône station.

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The best way to get from Branges to Amsterdam is to train which takes 9h 15m and costs 150€ - 480€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 14h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Map of how to get from Branges to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 637.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 15m

What companies run services between Branges, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Branges to Amsterdam via Gare Routiere, Gare TGV, Le Creusot Montceau Montchanin, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 9h 15m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Chalon-sur-Saône to Amsterdam Sloterdijk 4 times a week. Tickets cost 40€ - 50€ and the journey takes 12h 35m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 380€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 650€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 470€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Train operators
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 Le Creusot Montceau Montchanin to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 130€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Bourg En Bresse to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
31€ - 36€
1st Class
26€ - 31€
Train from Dijon Ville to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
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 Breda to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
1st Class
24€ - 35€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Louhans to Bourg En Bresse
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 22€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
Rail 1st Class
15€ - 22€
Train from Bourg En Bresse to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 23€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 23€
Train from Louhans to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 29€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
20€ - 29€
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 Louhans to Bourg-en-Bresse
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chalon-sur-Saône to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Louhans to Dijon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Dijon to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Chalon-sur-Saône to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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