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Train Information to Basel from Amsterdam

distanceDistance352 miles (568 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h
priceAverage train ticket price$63 (€52)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Thalys or TGV

Trains from Amsterdam to Basel cover the 352 miles (568 km) long trip taking on average 8 h with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Thalys or TGV. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $63 (€52), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $45 (€38). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Basel SBB.

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Train to Basel from Amsterdam with Deutsche Bahn and Thalys

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn and Thalys train tickets from Amsterdam to Basel from $45 (€38) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Amsterdam to Basel train.

Train information from Amsterdam to Basel with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 45 min
  • Average Price: $45
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Amsterdam to Basel:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips

Trains from Amsterdam to Basel
Travel by train to Basel easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Basel.
FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Basel from Amsterdam?

Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Basel, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland from Netherlands?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Tests performed on days 4 and 7 of quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/29/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Basel from Amsterdam as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Netherlands from Basel, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Basel to Amsterdam is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Switzerland?

Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Basel?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/1/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Amsterdam from Basel here.

How much does a cheap train between Amsterdam and Basel cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Amsterdam to Basel to cost as little as $45 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Amsterdam to Basel on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Amsterdam to Basel train price to come in at an average of $63 (€52)  one way.
How many miles is it from Amsterdam to Basel by train?
The Amsterdam to Basel train distance is approximately 352 miles (568 km).
How long is a train from Amsterdam to Basel on average?
The train time from Amsterdam to Basel is on average 8 h  for the 352 miles (568 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Amsterdam to Basel by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Amsterdam to Basel depart from? Which Basel train station do I come into from Amsterdam?

Some of the Amsterdam train stations to Basel you can start your journey from include Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Basel include Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal   and arriving in Basel SBB.

Where is the train station in Amsterdam to go to Basel? Where is the train station in Basel located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal, which is located around 0.6 miles (916 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Basel SBB, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center.

What train companies go from Amsterdam to Basel?
For the route from Amsterdam to Basel you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Thalys or TGV. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Amsterdam to Basel on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services are there to Basel from Amsterdam a day?
The average number of trains departing Amsterdam for Basel is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Amsterdam to Basel? When is the last train from Amsterdam to Basel?
The earliest train departing from Amsterdam to Basel leaves at 6: 38 AM. The last train departing from Amsterdam to Basel leaves at 9: 40 PM. You can find the latest Amsterdam to Basel train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Amsterdam to Basel train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains to Basel from Amsterdam to cost on average $63 (€52) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Amsterdam to Basel train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Basel
Amsterdam Centraal is the most popular Amsterdam railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Amsterdam for your trip to Basel.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+31 302357822
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 20: 59
Public transit options for Amsterdam Centraal
Metro lines: 51, 53, 54, 52
Tram lines: 2, 12, 4, 14, 13, 24, 17, 26
Ferry lines: 901, 906, 902, 907, 905
Bus lines: GVB 18, 21, 22, 48, 248, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 293, Connexxion 391, 394, N57, N47, N91, N94, EBS 305, 306, 314, 316, N01, N04, N10, N14
Train lines: Intercity, Intercity Express, Sprinter, Nightjet