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There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Netherlands 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 Zurich to Amsterdam  •  4 h 15 min

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

$57 - $281

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 51 min

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

$50 - $83

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Fly Zurich to Brussels, train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Breda

$90 - $314

Train to Basel, fly to Amsterdam  •  5 h 15 min

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

$77 - $256

Fly Zurich to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ZRH - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal

$87 - $222

Train to Basel, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Breda

$85 - $329

Train  •  8 h 48 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

Bus Eurolines CH  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Amsterdam

$78 - $90

Drive  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Amsterdam 516.9 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Netherlands is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 12 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Netherlands is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 290 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Netherlands. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Amsterdam, Buiten Brouwersstraat via Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Netherlands. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Netherlands is 605 km. The road distance is 827 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Netherlands without a car is to train which takes 8 h 48 min and costs SFr 170 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Zürich to Netherlands, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Netherlands 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 Netherlands is to fly which takes 4 h 15 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 270 and takes 8 h 48 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 12 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Netherlands.
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  • Distance: 378.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Netherlands?

KLM, Swiss and seven other airlines fly from Zürich to Amsterdam hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Amsterdam via Basel SBB in around 8 h 48 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam 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 via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$23 - $25
1st Class
$32 - $36
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.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
Once 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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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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

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

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easyJet, Swiss, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Netherlands train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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There are 359+ hotels available in Netherlands. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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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 SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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