There are 10 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.

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Fly Zurich to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Amsterdam (AMS) ZRH - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$54 - $288

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Train to Basel, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam (AMS) BSL - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$82 - $262

Fly Zurich to Brussels, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$117 - $361

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Amsterdam (AMS) STR - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$111 - $334

Fly Zurich to Antwerp, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Antwerp (ANR) ZRH - ANR
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$95 - $517

Train to Basel, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 39 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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$120 - $375

Train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$172 - $265

Bus Eurolines CH  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Rotterdam

$60 - $80

Bus Eurolines FR  •  16 h 1 min

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

$110 - $180

Drive  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Rotterdam 508.5 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs SFr 50 - SFr 290 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Rotterdam is 585 km. The road distance is 813.5 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Zürich to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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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.

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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 and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 58 min.

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There are 593+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 365.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Rotterdam via Basel SBB and Utrecht Centraal in around 8 h 58 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
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
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
Monday to Friday
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 Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 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 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
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 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
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
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
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
Monday to Friday
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, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Zurich to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
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
Thursday 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
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$29 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
bahn.de
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
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 - $70
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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