There are 9 ways to get from Basel to Rotterdam 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 Basel to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. BSL - AMS

$49 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 11 min

  1. N836
  2. Ouibus / ...

$37 - $66

7 alternative options

Fly Basel to Brussels, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. BSL - BRU

$88 - $317

Train to Zurich, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. ZRH - AMS

$87 - $368

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. SXB - AMS

$130 - $499

Train via Paris Est  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Tgv / ...
  2. Tha

$235 - $335

Train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Ice
  2. Intercity

$152 - $232

Bus Eurolines CH  •  12 h 15 min

$55 - $75

Drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. 457.3 miles

$110 - $170

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

You can take a train from Basel to Rotterdam via Strasbourg, Paris Est, and Paris Nord in around 7 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Rotterdam via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station in around 11 h 11 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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
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 Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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 Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Paris Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 SBB to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Basel and Rotterdam is 534 km. The road distance is 732 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Basel to Rotterdam is to fly and train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 230.

No, there is no direct train from Basel to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Strasbourg and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 26 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Rotterdam. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Basel to Rotterdam, including transfers.