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

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Fly from Basel  •  4 h 4 min

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

$44 - $196

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Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 25 min

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

$50 - $207

Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 20 min

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

$57 - $282

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 22 min

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

$65 - $268

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  6 h 20 min

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

$75 - $296

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  5 h 58 min

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

$126 - $473

Train  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$173 - $270

Bus Eurolines CH  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Amsterdam

$75 - $104

Bus Eurolines FR  •  18 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Amsterdam

$117 - $198

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 fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 200 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Amsterdam is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 200 and takes 4 h 4 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 59 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 59 min and costs SFr 170 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 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 4 h 4 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 270 and takes 8 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 110 and takes 16 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 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: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

KLM, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Basel to Amsterdam every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Amsterdam via Zürich HB and Basel SBB in around 8 h 59 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Southend
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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 Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Amsterdam is 827 km. It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to drive from Switzerland to Amsterdam.

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Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and easyJet offer flights from Basel Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 2621+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 12 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 4.

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