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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Amsterdam to Basel  •  3 h 41 min

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

$45 - $209

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 35 min

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

$40 - $75

6 alternative options

Fly Amsterdam to Zurich, train  •  4 h 59 min

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

$80 - $355

Fly Amsterdam to Strasbourg, train  •  5 h 24 min

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

$126 - $484

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL

$107 - $337

Train  •  7 h 2 min

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

$140 - $210

Bus Eurolines CH  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Basel

$73 - $103

Drive  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Basel 463.3 miles

$110 - $170

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

KLM, easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Amsterdam to Basel every 3 hours. Alternatively, Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $140 - $210 and the journey takes 7 h 2 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
SNCF
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $100
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
13 h 29 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Amsterdam and Basel is 569 km. The road distance is 741 km.

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Basel is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 11 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Basel is to fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs 35€ - 180€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Basel Bad Bf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Basel, Basel central station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Amsterdam to Basel, including transfers.