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There are 5 ways to get from Vars to Amsterdam by car, plane, train, bus or shuttle

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Drive, fly  •  5h 16m

  1. Drive from Vars to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MRS - AMS

€83 - €272

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Train  •  12h 11m

  1. Take the train from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud Mr07
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

€250 - €517

Bus  •  22h 48m

  1. Take the bus from BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON to GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus Station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station 709 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Drive  •  12h 15m

  1. Drive from Vars to Amsterdam 1180.3 km

€150 - €220

Bus, shuttle  •  20h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Modane 0770 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Val Thorens to Amsterdam

€184 - €198

Vars to Amsterdam by bus and train

The journey time between Vars and Amsterdam is around 13h 46m and covers a distance of around 1279 km. The fastest journey normally takes 13h 46m. Operated by Zou! Hautes-Alpes, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Thalys, the Vars to Amsterdam service departs from Ste Marie Monte Pente - VARS and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 46m
Fastest journey time:
13h 46m
Journey distance:
1279 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€250
Carbon emissions:
68 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:25
Last service departs at:
09:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vars to Amsterdam bus and train schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from France

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curaçao, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from France

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Vars to Amsterdam is to drive and fly which costs €80 - €280 and takes 5h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Vars to Amsterdam is to drive and fly which costs €80 - €280 and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vars to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Ste Marie Monte Pente - VARS and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk via MONT DAUPHIN - Gare SNCF - MONT DAUPHIN, BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON, Grenoble - Bus Station and Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 48m.

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It is 875 km from Vars to Amsterdam. It is approximately 1180.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Vars to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 12h 11m and costs €250 - €550.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Vars to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Vars to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Zou! LER, depart from BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON station.

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The best way to get from Vars to Amsterdam is to train which takes 12h 11m and costs €250 - €550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Vars to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 875.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 16m

What companies run services between Vars, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Vars to Amsterdam via Gare de Montdauphin - EYGLIERS, Montdauphin-Guillestre, and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 12h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vars to Amsterdam via MONT DAUPHIN - Gare SNCF - MONT DAUPHIN, BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON, Grenoble - Bus Station, Lyon - Perrache Bus Station, and Lyon Perrache in around 22h 48m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €410
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €450
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Website
Thalys
Standard
€180 - €260
Comfort
€200 - €260
Premium
€290 - €390
Bus operators
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON to GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Zou! LER
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Grenoble - Bus Station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Grenoble to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Swiss PostAuto
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Val Thorens to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€155
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Starliner

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Yes, the driving distance between Vars to Amsterdam is 1180 km. It takes approximately 12h 15m to drive from Vars to Amsterdam.

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KLM, Swiss, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Marseille Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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