There are 10 ways to get from Lucerne to Amsterdam by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h

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

$72 - $308

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Bus  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N836

$45 - $80

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 19 min

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

$78 - $257

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 18 min

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

$126 - $343

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  7 h 1 min

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

$150 - $521

Train  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$174 - $270

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal

$184 - $300

Train, bus  •  16 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Amsterdam

$92 - $130

Drive, train  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  4. Drive from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam

$164 - $254

Drive  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Amsterdam 523.8 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 27 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Amsterdam is 641 km. The road distance is 838.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 9 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Lucerne to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Amsterdam is to train which takes 9 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 400.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Amsterdam via Basel SBB in around 9 h 27 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lucerne to Amsterdam 5 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 13 h 1 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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 Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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 Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
7 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
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 Luzern to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
13 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Amsterdam is 838 km. It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to drive from Lucerne to Amsterdam.

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

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