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

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Fly from Basel  •  3h 56m

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

39€ - 176€

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Bus  •  11h 35m

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

35€ - 65€

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 26m

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

72€ - 300€

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  5h 22m

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

110€ - 413€

Train  •  6h 35m

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

120€ - 180€

Bus via Amsterdam  •  13h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Amsterdam

67€ - 86€

Drive  •  6h 38m

  1. Drive from Basel to Amsterdam 465.8 miles

95€ - 150€

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Amsterdam is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 70 and takes 11h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Amsterdam is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 210 and takes 3h 56m.

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

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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 35m.

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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 35m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Basel to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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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, depart from Basel Bad Bf station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 3h 56m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 140 - SFr 210 and takes 6h 35m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 70 and takes 11h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 355.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 56m

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

KLM, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Basel to Amsterdam every 2 hours. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Basel to Amsterdam once daily. Tickets cost 120€ - 180€ and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 1000€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 1000€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 420€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 800€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 430€
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
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
28€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
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
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 180€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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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, 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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Air France, 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 FlixBus.

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There are 2589+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 85€ per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 9m and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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