There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Basel  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam (AMS) BSL - AMS

$44 - $196

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N836 / ...

$40 - $70

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Amsterdam (AMS) ZRH - AMS

$89 - $340

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Amsterdam (AMS) SXB - AMS

$124 - $470

Train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$140 - $210

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal

$159 - $243

Bus Eurolines CH  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Amsterdam

$78 - $100

Drive  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Amsterdam 465.7 miles

$110 - $170

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

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The distance between Basel and Amsterdam is 569 km. The road distance is 745.1 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 7 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Basel to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Basel to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Basel Bad Bf station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 3 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 3 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 11 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Basel to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 355.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

easyJet, KLM and three other airlines fly from Basel to Amsterdam every 2 hours. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Basel to Amsterdam once daily. Tickets cost $140 - $210 and the journey takes 7 h 3 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Basel to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Amsterdam is 745 km. It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to drive from Basel to Amsterdam.

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British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Basel to Amsterdam train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Basel to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2563+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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