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Fly to Zurich  •  4h 44m

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

SFr 86 - SFr 242

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern N836

SFr 55 - SFr 76

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Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 46m

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

SFr 93 - SFr 271

Train via Paris  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv

SFr 317 - SFr 605

Train  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir / ...

SFr 172 - SFr 273

Train, bus  •  12h 11m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  4. Take the bus from Basilea Badisher to Zug

Drive  •  7h 37m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Zug 858 km

SFr 110 - SFr 180

Leiden to Zug by train

The train journey time between Leiden and Zug is around 8h 47m and covers a distance of around 1128 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 47m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys, Transilien and others, the Leiden to Zug train service departs from Leiden Centraal and arrives in Zug. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 47m
Fastest train time:
8h 47m
Train distance:
1128 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
SFr 317
Carbon emissions:
59 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:15
Last train departs at:
14:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leiden to Zug 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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
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:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Health declaration required
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zug is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zug is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zug is 1.5 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: 21 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Leiden to Zug is to bus, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 17h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Zug is to fly which costs €75 - €220 and takes 4h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Zug. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Groenoord and arriving at Zug via Schiphol, Schiphol Airport/Plaza, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Zug. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Zug via Rotterdam Centraal, Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 53m.

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The distance between Leiden and Zug is 625 km. The road distance is 858 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Zug without a car is to train via Paris which takes 9h 53m and costs €280 - €550.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Leiden to Zug, including transfers.

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Leiden to Zug bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Leiden to Zug train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Zug is to fly which takes 4h 44m and costs €75 - €220. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs €280 - €550 and takes 9h 53m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 17h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Zug.
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  • Distance: 625.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 44m

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Zug, Switzerland?

KLM and Swiss fly from Leiden to Zug every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leiden to Zug via Rotterdam Centraal, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Zürich HB in around 9h 53m.

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 Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 3900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 330
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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 320
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 Utrecht Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 180
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 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 230
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Comfort
SFr 120 - SFr 160
Premium
SFr 160 - SFr 230
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 Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 16
1st Class
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 16
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 140
Bus operators
Bartolini Turismo
Phone
+39 0825-26416
Email
prenotazioni@bartolinipullman.it
Website
bartolinipullman.it
Bus from Basilea Badisher to Zug
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
bartolinipullman.it
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
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
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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Leiden to Zug bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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Leiden to Zug train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Zug is 858 km. It takes approximately 7h 37m to drive from Leiden to Zug.

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Swiss and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 315+ hotels available in Zug. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs €7 - €16.

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