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Tue
Jul 27
$75Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Wed
Jul 28
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Thu
Jul 29
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Fri
Jul 30
$62Deutsche Bahn
$81Flixbus
Sat
Jul 31
$47Deutsche Bahn
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Sun
Aug 1
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Mon
Aug 2
$47Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Aug 3
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$81Flixbus
Fri
Aug 6
$50Deutsche Bahn
$96Flixbus
Sat
Aug 7
$47Deutsche Bahn
$69Flixbus
Sun
Aug 8
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Mon
Aug 9
$47Deutsche Bahn
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Travel from Zurich to Rotterdam
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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Rotterdam, Netherlands?

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Switzerland?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rotterdam if traveling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Health declaration required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What measures do I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/25/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Rotterdam from Zurich.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Switzerland from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zurich from Rotterdam?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/21/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Zurich from Rotterdam here.

How do I get from Zurich to Rotterdam?

You can go from Zurich to Rotterdam by train.

What is the distance between Zurich and Rotterdam?

You should expect to travel around 363 miles (585 km) between Zurich and Rotterdam.

What are the departure and arrival points in Zurich and in Rotterdam?

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

  • Most travelers take a train from Zürich HB to Rotterdam Centraal.
Who can get me from Zurich to Rotterdam?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Rotterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Rotterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Rotterdam tickets on Omio for $64 (€50).
Is there a direct service between Zurich and Rotterdam?

Yes, there is a direct route available from Zurich to Rotterdam:

  • You can travel directly by train with.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Zurich to Rotterdam?
Your trip from Zurich to Rotterdam doesn't have to end in Rotterdam. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. If you’d like to add Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris to your Zurich to Rotterdam tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Rotterdam today!
How far in advance should I book my Zurich to Rotterdam one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets are costing on average $64 (€50) 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.

What is the fastest way to get from Zurich to Rotterdam?

Traveling by flight is also the quickest way from Zurich to Rotterdam. It takes on average 1 h 40 min  to travel this journey.

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