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 £ 137 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 59.
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7 h 52 m
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It's difficult to get from Amsterdam to Zurich without changing at least once.
|Distance||381 miles (615 km)|
|Average train duration||9 h 30 min|
|Average train ticket price||£52 (€59)|
|Train frequency||4 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Amsterdam to Zurich cover the 381 miles (615 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 30 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 route for as low as £33, but the average price of train tickets is £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Zürich HB.
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Find your perfect trip from Amsterdam to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train timetables between Amsterdam and Zurich and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance between Amsterdam and Zurich by DB is 381 miles (615 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket between Amsterdam and Zurich is £35.
DB is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB 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 at Omio.
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 WCs are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Amsterdam to Zurich as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zurich to Amsterdam is: Partially open
Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
What are the entry requirements?
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 13/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Zurich to Amsterdam train here.
When taking the train to Zurich from Amsterdam, you can choose to depart from train stations like Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Your trip can end in train stations such as Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Zürich HB.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Amsterdam Centraal, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Amsterdam.
The most popular arrival train station, Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Zurich.
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