How to travel from Amsterdam to Zurich

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from Amsterdam to Zurich

You can get from Amsterdam to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Amsterdam to Zurich on Jun 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:37PMAmsterdam Centraal10h49 07:26AMZürich HB
1 transfer
11:41PMAmsterdam Centraal14h19 02:00PMZürich HB
4 transfers
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07:00AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol1h25 08:25AMZurich Airport
0 transfers
07:37AMAmsterdam Centraal9h15 04:52PMZürich HB
2 transfers
07:37AMAmsterdam Centraal8h27 04:04PMZürich HB
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Zurich

distanceDistance381 miles (615 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$100 - $261
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $100 (€88) • 13 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $261 (€230) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesCityjet, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 381 miles (615 km) by flight, bus or train from Amsterdam to Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $100 (€88). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Cityjet, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Amsterdam to Zurich.

How to get from Amsterdam to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Amsterdam to Zürich, 69,68% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Amsterdam to Zürich and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Amsterdam to Zurich

Travel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Zurich.

Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Netherlands enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 6/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Amsterdam to Zurich.

Return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Switzerland?

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Netherlands from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 6/20/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Amsterdam from Zurich.

There are 3 ways to get from Amsterdam to Zurich: flight, bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Zurich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $100 (€88) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A bus is generally $161 (€142) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $261 (€230) from Amsterdam to Zurich.

Taking a bus is about $13 (€12) less than taking a train, which costs on average $113 (€100) for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Amsterdam is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 13 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 9 h 6 min.

The distance is approximately 381 miles (615 km) from Amsterdam to Zurich.

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Zurich is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Amsterdam and Zurich as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Amsterdam to Zurich:

  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Amsterdam to Zurich depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Most travelers board their train from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Zürich HB.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Zurich:

  • You can take a flight from Amsterdam to Zurich with Cityjet. Cheap tickets can be found for $261 (€230) with Cityjet from Amsterdam to Zurich.
  • You can travel between Amsterdam and Zurich by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $100 (€88) with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Zurich.
  • You can travel by train between Amsterdam and Zurich with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Amsterdam to Zurich tickets for $113 (€100) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Amsterdam to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by train with with 1 direct train per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Amsterdam and Zurich.

Your trip from Amsterdam to Zurich doesn't have to end in Zurich. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’d like to add Paris, Milan or Munich to your Amsterdam to Zurich tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Zurich today!

Before traveling from Amsterdam to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket costs $261 (€230) one way on average for this journey.
  • A bus ticket costs $100 (€88) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $113 (€100) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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