How to travel to Amsterdam from Zurich by traib

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Zurich to Amsterdam by train

The relatively new Nightjet service is now providing the only direct train from Zurich to The Netherlands.
There are also multiple options for making the daytime journey by day with only connection, but not as many as may be expected.
There are multiple ICE trains per day which provide a service between Zurich and Frankfurt + there are also multiple other trains which connect Frankfurt to Amsterdam.
However, the timings of these two services are typically inconvenient for a Zurich to Amsterdam journey - on the current timetable there is now a five hour gap in the middle of the day between departures on the Frankfurt to Amsterdam route, and most of the ICE trains from Zurich arrive in Frankfurt during this interval.

Routes you can take to go from Zürich / Zurich to Amsterdam

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

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Option 1: travel overnight on a direct train

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Via stations: Köln/Cologne Hbf

Option 2: making a connection in Köln / Cologne

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Via stations: Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Option 3: taking two ICE trains and connecting in Frankfurt

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Via stations: Basel SBB/Bâle CFF and Basel Bad Bf

Option 4: a good option for rail pass users
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