How to travel from Zurich to Rotterdam

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Travel Information between Zurich and Rotterdam

distanceDistance363 miles (585 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $226
fastestFastest modeTrain • $226 (€202) • 8 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or NS International | IC

Travel 363 miles (585 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Rotterdam from Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or NS International | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Zurich to Rotterdam.

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Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Netherlands?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

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

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. 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 between Zurich and Rotterdam.

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Rotterdam restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Zurich from Rotterdam?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Rotterdam from Zurich. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Zurich and Rotterdam is by taking a flight with an average price of $12 (€11).

This is compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:

Taking a flight is usually $94 (€84) less than taking a bus to Rotterdam, which costs on average $106 (€95) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is usually $214 (€191) less than taking a train to Rotterdam, which costs on average $226 (€202) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Rotterdam from Zurich is by train with an average travel time of 8 h 47 min.

Other travel options to Rotterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 17 h 35 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 363 miles (585 km) from Zurich to Rotterdam.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Rotterdam is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 3 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Zurich to Rotterdam:

  • Buses most often depart from Zurich at Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Rotterdam at Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Flights mostly depart from Zurich Airport and arrive in Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Zurich at Zürich HB and arrive in Rotterdam at Rotterdam Centraal.

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

  • You can go to Rotterdam from Zurich by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $106 (€95) with Flixbus from Zurich to Rotterdam on Omio.
  • You can go to Rotterdam from Zurich by train with NS International | IC. You'll see cheap train tickets for $226 (€202) with NS International | IC from Zurich to Rotterdam on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Zurich to Rotterdam with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 1 direct bus a day to Rotterdam with.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Zurich to Rotterdam? Many Omio customers who go from Zurich to Rotterdam usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. If you're looking to explore Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris from Rotterdam, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Zurich to Rotterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $106 (€95) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $12 (€11) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $226 (€202) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Rotterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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