There are 10 ways to get from Switzerland to Amsterdam by plane, train, 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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Fly from Basel  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam (AMS) BSL - AMS

$45 - $196

9 alternative options

Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam (AMS) GVA - AMS

$51 - $207

Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 14 min

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

$59 - $283

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 16 min

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

$67 - $254

Fly from Berne  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Berne (BRN) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRN - AMS

$117 - $1,027

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  6 h 7 min

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

$76 - $299

Train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$175 - $275

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N831

$54 - $100

Bus Eurolines CH  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Amsterdam

$76 - $97

Drive  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Amsterdam 516.9 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Amsterdam is to bus which costs SFr 70 - SFr 95 and takes 16 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Amsterdam is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 190 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Zürich HB and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 57 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Amsterdam is 665 km. The road distance is 827 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 8 h 57 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Switzerland to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 270 and takes 8 h 57 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 100 and takes 13 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 415.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

easyJet, KLM and three other airlines fly from Basel to Amsterdam every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Amsterdam via Zürich HB and Basel SBB in around 8 h 57 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.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
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 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 Zurich to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
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 Milan Linate to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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 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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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
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 Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Berne to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
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
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $18
1st Class
$20 - $35
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
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
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 Zurich to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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
$70 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch

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