There are 10 ways to get from Basel to Netherlands 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 International / ...

120€ - 170€

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Bus  •  11h 39m

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

38€ - 45€

8 alternative options

Bus via Amsterdam, Duivendrecht  •  13h 46m

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

40€ - 57€

Drive  •  6h 38m

  1. Drive from Basel to Amsterdam 745.3 km

100€ - 150€

Fly Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 5m

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

39€ - 248€

Fly Basel to Brussels, train  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Breda

51€ - 213€

Train to Zurich, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 30m

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

90€ - 377€

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 39m

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

118€ - 522€

Train to Zurich, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Breda

112€ - 342€

Fly Basel to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BSL - DUS
  2. Take the train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Netherlands is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 50 and takes 11h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Netherlands is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 270 and takes 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Netherlands. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel SBB and arriving at Amsterdam, Buiten Brouwersstraat via Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 34m.

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The distance between Basel and Netherlands is 565 km. The road distance is 745.3 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Netherlands 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 twice daily.

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

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Basel to Netherlands 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 Netherlands is to train which takes 6h 34m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 50 and takes 11h 39m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 270 and takes 4h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Netherlands.
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  • Distance: 564.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 34m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Netherlands?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Basel to Amsterdam twice daily. Tickets cost 120€ - 170€ and the journey takes 6h 34m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Amsterdam 3 times a day. Tickets cost 35€ - 45€ and the journey takes 11h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 450€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
240€ - 650€
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
240€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 320€
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 430€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 480€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 700€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 700€
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 430€
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 480€
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 700€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
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
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
22€ - 30€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 22€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 22€
1st Class
28€ - 31€
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
Every 4 hours
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
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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
3 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 35m.

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

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

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

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

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There are 372+ hotels available in Netherlands. 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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