There are 11 ways to get from Lugano to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Amsterdam (AMS) MXP - AMS

$65 - $253

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Bus  •  17 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Luzern K188
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N836

$56 - $98

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Fly Lugano to Amsterdam  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Amsterdam (AMS) LUG - AMS

$216 - $399

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Amsterdam  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Amsterdam (AMS) LIN - AMS

$74 - $298

Train to Zurich, fly to Amsterdam  •  7 h 9 min

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

$116 - $387

Train to Basel, fly to Amsterdam  •  7 h 18 min

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

$125 - $340

Fly Milan Malpensa to Brussels, train  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Brussels (BRU) MXP - BRU
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

$82 - $264

Train  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Basel SBB 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$221 - $353

Train, bus  •  23 h

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano to Amsterdam Amstelstation

$99 - $149

Drive, train  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Lugano 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

$187 - $287

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Amsterdam 631.9 miles

$150 - $230

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 26 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Amsterdam is 767 km. The road distance is 1011 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 11 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Lugano to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lugano to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 5 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 26 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 17 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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  • Distance: 479.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

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

easyJet, KLM and five other airlines fly from Lugano to Amsterdam hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Amsterdam via Basel SBB in around 11 h 26 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Lugano to Amsterdam via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Lugano to Amsterdam via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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 Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Lugano to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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 Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lugano to Amsterdam via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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
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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.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 Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
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
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 Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Amsterdam is 1011 km. It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to drive from Lugano to Amsterdam.

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Vueling Airlines, Swiss, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Lugano to Amsterdam train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Lugano to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 2563+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Milan Malpensa Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 5 min and costs .

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