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There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Amsterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 34m

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

120€ - 180€

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Bus  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N831 / ...

35€ - 45€

5 alternative options

Bus via Amsterdam, Duivendrecht  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Bale to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht 472

41€ - 57€

Drive  •  6h 38m

  1. Drive from Basel to Amsterdam 745.3 km

100€ - 150€

Fly from Basel  •  3h 58m

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

49€ - 256€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 28m

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

90€ - 315€

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  5h 37m

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

114€ - 4606€

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Amsterdam is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 11h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Amsterdam is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 280 and takes 3h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel SBB and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 15m.

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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 6h 34m.

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The distance between Basel and Amsterdam is 569 km. The road distance is 745.3 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 6h 34m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 190.

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The train from Basel Bad Bf to Amsterdam Centraal takes 6h 34m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Basel to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel, Basel SBB station.

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6h 34m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 11h 15m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 280 and takes 3h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 568.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 34m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Basel Bad Bf to Amsterdam Centraal once daily. Tickets cost 120€ - 180€ and the journey takes 6h 34m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 4 times a day. Tickets cost 35€ - 45€ and the journey takes 11h 15m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 380€
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 650€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 180€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bale to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Eurolines FR

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Amsterdam is 745 km. It takes approximately 6h 38m to drive from Basel to Amsterdam.

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KLM, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Basel to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 2534+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 87€ 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 SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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