There are 11 ways to get from Zürich to Utrecht by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Zurich to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 34 min

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

$61 - $287

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Bus, train  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Maastricht N831
  2. Take the train from Maastricht to Utrecht Centraal Intercity

$59 - $104

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Train to Basel, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 35 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 Utrecht Centraal

$81 - $262

Fly Zurich to Brussels, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

$104 - $341

Fly Zurich to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 37 min

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

$92 - $227

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  7 h 24 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 Utrecht Centraal

$110 - $337

Fly Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal

$107 - $277

Train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Utrecht Centraal ICE International

$163 - $259

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  9 h 13 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 Utrecht Centraal

$178 - $289

Bus  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Utrecht

$70 - $100

Drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Utrecht 491.7 miles

$120 - $180

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Utrecht. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Utrecht. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Utrecht Centraal via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 52 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Utrecht is 580 km. The road distance is 786.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Utrecht without a car is to train which takes 8 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Zürich to Utrecht, including transfers.

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Zürich to Utrecht bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Utrecht 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 Utrecht is to train which takes 8 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 22 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 Utrecht bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Utrecht station.

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  • Distance: 362.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Utrecht via Basel SBB in around 8 h 52 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Utrecht 3 times a week. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 14 h 22 min.

Airlines
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 Basel to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 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 Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $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 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 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
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
$60 - $290
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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
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 Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Maastricht to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $200
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 Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 Maastricht
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
14 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Utrecht is 787 km. It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to drive from Zürich to Utrecht.

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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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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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