There are 9 ways to get from Rotterdam to Switzerland by train, plane, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, fly to Basel  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL

$50 - $205

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Train, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH

$63 - $290

Train, fly to Berne  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Berne (BRN) AMS - BRN

$121 - $1,035

Train  •  8 h 4 min

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

$256 - $318

Train via Strasbourg  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$270 - $394

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Freiburg
  3. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zürich HB Ice / ...

$183 - $302

Bus  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Zurich

$72 - $90

Train, night bus  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Intercity
  2. Take the night bus from Eindhoven to Zurich N831

$58 - $100

Drive  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Zürich 507.7 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Switzerland is to bus which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 13 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Switzerland is 631 km. The road distance is 812.3 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Rotterdam to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 4 min.

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What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Zürich via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Zürich HB in around 8 h 4 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Rotterdam to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 13 h 30 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
SNCF
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Rotterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Eindhoven to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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