The cheapest trains from Amsterdam to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Oct 20

Cheapest

$47

Average

$135

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Amsterdam to Zurich will cost around $ 135 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 47.

Cheapest
09:24PMAmsterdam Centraal13h36 11:00AMZürich HB
5 changes
$471One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:40PMAmsterdam Centraal13h20 12:00PMZürich HB
5 changes
$621One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:54PMAmsterdam Centraal11h32 07:26AMZürich HB
5 changes
$621One-way
10:40PMAmsterdam Centraal14h20 01:00PMZürich HB
6 changes
$741One-way
06:24AMAmsterdam Centraal10h28 04:52PMZürich HB
4 changes
$741One-way

Timetable Amsterdam to Zurich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wed, Oct 20
12:24AMAmsterdam Centraal13h36 02:00PMZürich HB
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12:24AMAmsterdam Centraal14h28 02:52PMZürich HB
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06:24AMAmsterdam Centraal10h36 05:00PMZürich HB
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06:24AMAmsterdam Centraal10h28 04:52PMZürich HB
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06:38AMAmsterdam Centraal9h22 04:00PMZürich HB
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06:38AMAmsterdam Centraal8h22 03:00PMZürich HB
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06:54AMAmsterdam Centraal10h06 05:00PMZürich HB
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06:54AMAmsterdam Centraal9h58 04:52PMZürich HB
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08:24AMAmsterdam Centraal9h36 06:00PMZürich HB
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08:35AMAmsterdam Centraal9h25 06:00PMZürich HB
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08:54AMAmsterdam Centraal10h06 07:00PMZürich HB
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08:54AMAmsterdam Centraal9h06 06:00PMZürich HB
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10:38AMAmsterdam Centraal9h22 08:00PMZürich HB
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10:38AMAmsterdam Centraal9h22 08:00PMZürich HB
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10:38AMAmsterdam Centraal8h22 07:00PMZürich HB
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10:54AMAmsterdam Centraal10h06 09:00PMZürich HB
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10:54AMAmsterdam Centraal9h06 08:00PMZürich HB
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11:00AMAmsterdam Centraal11h00 10:00PMZürich HB
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12:38PMAmsterdam Centraal9h22 10:00PMZürich HB
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12:38PMAmsterdam Centraal10h24 11:02PMZürich HB
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12:38PMAmsterdam Centraal8h22 09:00PMZürich HB
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12:54PMAmsterdam Centraal9h06 10:00PMZürich HB
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02:38PMAmsterdam Centraal8h45 11:23PMZürich HB
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02:38PMAmsterdam Centraal8h24 11:02PMZürich HB
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02:54PMAmsterdam Centraal10h12 01:06AMZürich HB
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02:54PMAmsterdam Centraal9h30 12:24AMZürich HB
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04:38PMAmsterdam Centraal8h46 01:24AMZürich HB
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04:38PMAmsterdam Centraal8h28 01:06AMZürich HB
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04:54PMAmsterdam Centraal14h06 07:00AMZürich HB
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07:54PMAmsterdam Centraal11h32 07:26AMZürich HB
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09:24PMAmsterdam Centraal13h36 11:00AMZürich HB
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09:24PMAmsterdam Centraal12h36 10:00AMZürich HB
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10:40PMAmsterdam Centraal14h20 01:00PMZürich HB
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10:40PMAmsterdam Centraal13h20 12:00PMZürich HB
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10:40PMAmsterdam Centraal14h43 01:23PMZürich HB
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Wed
Oct 20
$47Deutsche Bahn
Find prices
$232KLM
Thu
Oct 21
$47Deutsche Bahn
$72Flixbus
$214Swiss
Fri
Oct 22
$49Deutsche Bahn
$72Flixbus
$265tab
Sat
Oct 23
$49Deutsche Bahn
$64Flixbus
$184Swiss
Sun
Oct 24
$49Deutsche Bahn
$72Flixbus
$255Swiss
Mon
Oct 25
$47Deutsche Bahn
$62Flixbus
$273Lufthansa
Tue
Oct 26
$47Deutsche Bahn
Find prices
$214Swiss
Wed
Oct 27
$47Deutsche Bahn
Find prices
$232KLM
Thu
Oct 28
$47Deutsche Bahn
$62Flixbus
$154Swiss
Fri
Oct 29
$49Deutsche Bahn
$72Flixbus
$154Swiss
Sat
Oct 30
Find prices
$62Flixbus
$154Swiss
Sun
Oct 31
$47Deutsche Bahn
$74Flixbus
$191Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Nov 1
$47Deutsche Bahn
$99Flixbus
$188KLM
Tue
Nov 2
$47Deutsche Bahn
Find prices
$154Swiss
Wed
Nov 3
Find prices
Find prices
$155Swiss
Thu
Nov 4
$47Deutsche Bahn
$57Flixbus
$154Swiss
Fri
Nov 5
$47Deutsche Bahn
$69Flixbus
$154Swiss
Sat
Nov 6
$47Deutsche Bahn
$69Flixbus
$135Swiss
Sun
Nov 7
$47Deutsche Bahn
$72Flixbus
$154Swiss
Mon
Nov 8
$47Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$135Swiss

The fastest trains from Amsterdam to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Oct 20

Fastest Journey

8 h 22 m

Average

10 h 30 m

Trains per day

35

Distance

615 km

It's difficult to get from Amsterdam to Zurich without transferring at least once.

Fastest
06:38AMAmsterdam Centraal8h22 03:00PMZürich HB
2 changes
$2451One-way
Fastest
12:38PMAmsterdam Centraal8h22 09:00PMZürich HB
2 changes
$2451One-way
Fastest
10:38AMAmsterdam Centraal8h22 07:00PMZürich HB
2 changes
$2451One-way
2nd Fastest
02:38PMAmsterdam Centraal8h24 11:02PMZürich HB
3 changes
$1231One-way
04:38PMAmsterdam Centraal8h28 01:06AMZürich HB
3 changes
$2451One-way

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Train Information between Amsterdam and Zurich

distanceDistance381 miles (615 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price$69 (€55)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Amsterdam to Zurich cover the 381 miles (615 km) long route taking on average 10 h 36 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $47 (€38), but the average price of train tickets is $69 (€55). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Zürich HB.

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Travel with Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Zurich

Travel from Amsterdam to Zurich from $47 (€38) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Amsterdam and Zurich. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Train information from Amsterdam to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 10 h 2 min
  • Average Price: $47
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 4 a day

Deutsche Bahn's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Amsterdam and Zurich are the following:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Amsterdam to Zurich

Trains are a great way to reach Zurich from Amsterdam. Transit company DB, in coordination with other companies, operates the trains along this route. Trains are indirect but follow efficient routes with 1 to 5 changes, for a total duration between 7 hours and 22 minutes and 15 hours and 11 minutes.

Amsterdam to Zurich train times: daily departures

There are over 30 daily trains from Amsterdam to Zurich. Train departures begin at around 5:30 a.m. and the last train of the day departs at around 10:30 p.m. There are typically between 5 and 7 hourly trains during peak travel times such as in the morning around 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., and in the evening around 5:00 p.m. 

How long is the journey by train from Amsterdam to Zurich?

The train from Amsterdam to Zurich is 7 hours and 22 minutes to 15 hours and 11 minutes in duration, but there are numerous daily trains with a travel time under 10 hours. The fastest trains have departures scheduled evenly throughout the day. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Amsterdam to Zurich?

Departure stations: Trains depart either Amsterdam's Sloterdijk or Centraal Stations. Sloterdijk is 3.6 miles northwest of the city center and passengers can reach it with an 8-10 minute ride on the public bus. Centraal is roughly a mile from the city center and can be reached with a 20-30 minute walk or ride on the public bus. Sloterdijk and Centraal have a handful of dining and shopping establishments, and services for those with limited mobility.

Arrival station: Trains arrive at Zurich Central Station, known locally as Zurich Hauptbahnhof. This station is located directly in the city center by River Limmat, and has numerous shopping and dining amenities for passengers to enjoy from gifts and books to clothes and luxury items. There are also financial services as well as services for those with limited mobility.

Which train companies travel from Amsterdam to Zurich?

Major European transport company DB, or Deutsche Bahn, operate the trains from Amsterdam to Zurich in cooperation with other train companies for some of the changes. Some of the available routes contain changes with Eurostar trains. DB trains to Zurich have 1 to 5 changes, but the fastest trains are not necessarily those with 1 change. 

DB Amsterdam to Zurich

DB operates efficient indirect trains from Amsterdam to Zurich that make 2 to 5 stops on the way. Trains stop in Dusseldorf, Mannheim, and Karlsruhe, among others. There are over 30 trains along this route on a daily basis and train schedules are similar across weekdays and weekends. The fastest trains depart all throughout the day.

Amsterdam to Zurich trains: services on board

DB trains from Amsterdam to Zurich include services such as power outlets, bathrooms, and food available for purchase, as well as WiFi on select journeys. There are first- and second-class cabin options, and it is possible to reserve seats or cabins. DB has great services for those with limited mobility but it is important to contact DB directly regarding your specific requirements.

How to find cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Zurich?

To get cheap Amsterdam to Zurich tickets, it's important to plan ahead and look for tickets in advance. Be flexible with your travel dates to score great deals, and remember that slower journeys with more connections tend to be cheaper.

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Trains from Amsterdam to Zurich
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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Amsterdam and Zurich?

Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Netherlands?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/15/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Amsterdam and Zurich before traveling.

What restrictions are there on reentering Netherlands from Zurich, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return train to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Zurich is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Amsterdam from Zurich restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Zurich?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Amsterdam from Zurich closer to your date of departure here here.

How much does a cheap train to Zurich from Amsterdam cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Amsterdam to Zurich trains for as little as $47 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Amsterdam and Zurich?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Amsterdam to Zurich train price to come in at an average of $69 (€55)  one way.
What is the distance from Amsterdam to Zurich by train?
The Amsterdam to Zurich train distance is approximately 381 miles (615 km).
How many hours is the train time from Amsterdam to Zurich?
The train time between Amsterdam and Zurich is on average 10 h 36 min  for the 381 miles (615 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Amsterdam to Zurich by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Amsterdam goes to Zurich? What train station do I come into Zurich from Amsterdam?

When taking a train from Amsterdam, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. When you arrive in Zurich, your train can arrive in train stations including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Amsterdam Centraal   to Zürich HB.

Where do I find the Amsterdam train station to Zurich? Where is the Zurich train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Amsterdam Centraal, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Amsterdam.

The most popular arrival train station, Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Zurich.

Which train providers can get me from Amsterdam to Zurich?
For the best Amsterdam to Zurich train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Amsterdam to Zurich to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there between Amsterdam and Zurich?
The average number of trains departing Amsterdam for Zurich is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Amsterdam to Zurich?
The first Amsterdam to Zurich train departs at 5: 38 AM   and the last train from Amsterdam to Zurich leaves at 9: 40 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Amsterdam to Zurich on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I book train tickets from Amsterdam to Zurich to score the best deals?
You can find trains to Zurich from Amsterdam to cost on average $69 (€55) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Amsterdam to Zurich train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Zurich
Amsterdam Centraal is the most popular Amsterdam railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Amsterdam for your trip to Zurich.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 20: 59
Connections to/from station
Tram lines: 2, 12, 4, 14, 13, 24, 17, 26
Train lines: Intercity, Intercity Express, Sprinter, Nightjet
Metro lines: 51, 53, 54, 52
Bus lines: GVB 18, 21, 22, 48, 248, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 293, Connexxion 391, 394, N57, N47, N91, N94, EBS 305, 306, 314, 316, N01, N04, N10, N14
Ferry lines: 901, 906, 902, 907, 905

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