There are 11 ways to get from Zürich to Rotterdam 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.

Recommended option

Fly Zurich to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. ZRH - AMS

$54 - $309

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Ouibus / ...
  2. N93

$46 - $88

9 alternative options

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

  1. BSL - AMS

$82 - $283

Fly Zurich to Brussels, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. ZRH - BRU

$118 - $362

Fly Zurich to Dusseldorf, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. ZRH - DUS

$68 - $206

Fly Zurich to Antwerp, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. ZRH - ANR

$96 - $517

Train to Basel, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. BSL - BRU

$121 - $376

Train via Paris Est  •  8 h 47 min

  1. 3 / ...
  2. Tgv / ...
  3. Tha

$259 - $383

Train  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Ec

$166 - $261

Bus Eurolines CH  •  13 h 30 min

$60 - $80

Drive  •  7 h 24 min

  1. 508.5 miles

$120 - $180

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Rotterdam via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Paris Est, and Paris Nord in around 8 h 47 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Rotterdam 3 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 13 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
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 Basel to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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 Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
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 26 min
When
Every day
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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Zurich to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $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
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Venlo to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Paris Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
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
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Rotterdam is 585 km. The road distance is 814 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Rotterdam is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 80 and takes 13 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Rotterdam is to fly and train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 310.

No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Basel SBB, Strasbourg and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 47 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Rotterdam. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Zürich to Rotterdam, including transfers.