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There are 6 ways to get from Basly to Amsterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ter
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

142€ - 296€

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Bus  •  13h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Lille 712
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Amsterdam Sloterdijk 802 / ...

34€ - 47€

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Train via Lille  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Rouen Rive Droite Ter
  2. Take the train from Rouen Rive Droite to Lille Flandres Ter
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Amsterdam Centraal Eil

147€ - 453€

Bus, train  •  12h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Brussels-North train station 712
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Breda Ic
  3. Take the train from Breda to Amsterdam Centraal

51€ - 84€

Drive  •  6h 43m

  1. Drive from Basly to Amsterdam 681.6 km

85€ - 130€

Fly  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CFR - AMS

120€ - 428€

Basly to Amsterdam by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Basly and Amsterdam is around 9h 14m and covers a distance of around 775 km. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 5m. Operated by NOMAD CARS Calvados, Keolis Bus Verts, SNCF and others, the Basly to Amsterdam service departs from BASLY: mairie and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 29 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9h 14m
Fastest journey time:
7h 5m
Services per week:
29
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:32
Last service departs at:
17:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Basly to Amsterdam bus, train and walk schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Curaçao, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea and Thailand

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basly to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 13h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Basly to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 120€ - 430€ and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basly to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from BASLY: mairie and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Caen and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 9m.

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The distance between Basly and Amsterdam is 507 km. The road distance is 681.6 km.

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The best way to get from Basly to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 8h 23m and costs 140€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 8h 23m to get from Basly to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Basly to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Caen station.

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The best way to get from Basly to Amsterdam is to train which takes 8h 23m and costs 140€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 13h 9m, you could also fly, which costs 120€ - 430€ and takes 5h 35m.

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There is no direct flight from Caen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Basly to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 507.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 23m

What companies run services between Basly, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Basly to Amsterdam via CAEN: gare routiere, Caen, Paris St Lazare, Haussmann St Lazare, Magenta, and Paris Nord in around 8h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basly to Amsterdam via Caen and Lille in around 13h 9m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 450€
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 480€
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Lyon, Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 420€
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Nice, Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 420€
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Ajaccio, Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 470€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 470€
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Caen to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 45€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Caen to Rouen Rive Droite
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Rouen Rive Droite to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 65€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
16€ - 24€
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 Breda to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
1st Class
24€ - 35€
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 Caen to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Caen to Lille
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Basly to Amsterdam is 682 km. It takes approximately 6h 43m to drive from Basly to Amsterdam.

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Air Corsica, Transavia Holland, Volotea and two other airlines offer flights from Caen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 758+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Basly to Caen Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs 29€ - 35€.

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