There are 8 ways to get from Zürich 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 Zurich  •  4 h 10 min

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

$57 - $281

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 25 min

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

$45 - $80

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 10 min

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

$77 - $256

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Amsterdam (AMS) STR - AMS

$106 - $331

Train  •  9 h 18 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 - $269

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal

$183 - $299

Bus Eurolines CH  •  15 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Amsterdam

$74 - $86

Drive  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Amsterdam 516.9 miles

$120 - $190

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 18 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Amsterdam is 615 km. The road distance is 827 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 9 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Zürich to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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Zürich 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 Zürich to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 18 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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  • Distance: 384.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

KLM, Swiss and nine other airlines fly from Zürich to Amsterdam hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Amsterdam via Basel SBB in around 9 h 18 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
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
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
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 Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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
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
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
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
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
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
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
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 - $80
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
$65 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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

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Transavia Holland, easyJet, Adria Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs .

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