Although there’s no direct train from Amsterdam to Zurich Hb, travelling by rail is certainly more cost-effective than flying. It’s also relaxing with a choice of comfortable Thalys, Intercity and Intercity-Express trains to choose from operated by NS, Deutsche Bahn and SNCF.
Zurich Hb couldn't be any more convenient for a spot of sightseeing. It’s right in the heart of the city. Interesting fact - nearly 3,000 trains a day go through it, the most in the world! Step out of the station, and you're on the refined shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse, while world-class museums and even Zurich Zoo are just a few steps away.
With at least two departures an hour throughout the day, travelling from the tourist attractions of Amsterdam to those of Zurich is easy. Forget about long check-in times or complex security, just arrive a few minutes before departure and find your comfortable reserved seat. With so many departures to choose from, there's a ticket to suit everyone. Check below for FAQs, train times and prices and start planning your journey today.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam to Zurich Hb by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Zurich Hb is 10 hours and 20 minutes, with around 40 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Zurich Hb is 7 hours and 48 minutes.
Train tickets from Amsterdam to Zurich Hb can start from as little as €35.55 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Amsterdam to Zurich Hb. Travelling from Amsterdam to Zurich Hb by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Amsterdam to Zurich Hb leaves at 00:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam to Zurich Hb leaves at 22:48. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Zurich Hb cover a distance of around 382 miles (614 km) during the journey.