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from Amsterdam to Basel

You can get from Amsterdam to Basel by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Amsterdam to Basel on Sep 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:24PMAmsterdam Centraal11h23 08:47AMBasel SBB
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$471One-way
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09:24PMAmsterdam Centraal11h23 08:47AMBasel SBB
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$471One-way
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09:24PMAmsterdam Centraal12h23 09:47AMBasel SBB
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$471One-way
01:24PMAmsterdam Centraal7h31 08:55PMBasel SBB
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$1121One-way
08:08AMAmsterdam Centraal6h39 02:47PMBasel SBB
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$1241One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$189Deutsche Bahn
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Mon
Sep 20
$47Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$144easyJet
Tue
Sep 21
$47Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$268Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 22
$47Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$246Lufthansa
Thu
Sep 23
$47Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$101easyJet
Fri
Sep 24
$47Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$84easyJet
Sat
Sep 25
$47Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$167Air France
Sun
Sep 26
$47Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$155easyJet
Tue
Sep 28
$47Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$147KLM
Wed
Sep 29
$47Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$128KLM
Fri
Oct 1
$47Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$60easyJet
Sat
Oct 2
$47Deutsche Bahn
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$128KLM
Sun
Oct 3
$47Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$125easyJet
Mon
Oct 4
$47Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$70easyJet
Tue
Oct 5
$47Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$52easyJet
Thu
Oct 7
$47Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$52easyJet
Fri
Oct 8
$47Deutsche Bahn
$58Flixbus
$128KLM
Sat
Oct 9
$47Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$128KLM

Travel Information between Amsterdam and Basel

distanceDistance352 miles (568 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $80
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $43 (€34) • 11 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $80 (€64) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 352 miles (568 km) by flight, bus or train to Basel from Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $43 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are easyJet, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Amsterdam to Basel.

How to get from Amsterdam to Basel

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Amsterdam to Basel, 64,95% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Amsterdam to Basel and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Basel, Switzerland from Amsterdam, Netherlands currently allowed?

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Netherlands?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Basel if traveling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/13/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Basel from Amsterdam.

Are there restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Basel, Switzerland due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The restriction level for your return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Amsterdam from Basel restricted?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Amsterdam from Basel?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 9/14/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Amsterdam from Basel closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Amsterdam to Basel?

There are 3 travel options from Amsterdam to Basel: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Basel?

The cheapest way to go to Basel from Amsterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $43 (€34).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Basel:

Taking a bus is about $37 (€30) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $80 (€64) for this route.

A bus is $20 (€16) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Amsterdam to Basel costing on average $62 (€50).

What is the fastest way from Amsterdam to Basel?

The quickest way to travel between Amsterdam and Basel is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 11 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 39 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Amsterdam to Basel?

The Amsterdam to Basel distance is around 352 miles (568 km).

How many services a day are there between Amsterdam and Basel?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Basel is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Basel from Amsterdam as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Amsterdam? Where do I arrive in Basel?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Amsterdam to Basel:

  • Flights most often depart from Amsterdam at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and arrive in Basel at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Buses mostly depart from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arrive in Basel.
  • Trains from Amsterdam to Basel most often leave from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Basel Bahnhof SBB.
Who can get me from Amsterdam to Basel?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Basel, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • EasyJet can get you to Basel by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from Amsterdam to Basel for $80 (€64) on Omio.
  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Basel. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Amsterdam to Basel tickets on Omio for $43 (€34).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Basel by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Basel for $62 (€50) on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Amsterdam to Basel?

Yes, there are direct services available from Amsterdam to Basel with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn with 1 direct train per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Basel as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Basel from Amsterdam.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Amsterdam to Basel?
Your trip from Amsterdam to Basel doesn't have to end in Basel. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Milan. If you’d like to add Zurich, Paris or Milan to your Amsterdam to Basel tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Basel today!
How early should I purchase tickets from Amsterdam to Basel online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Amsterdam to Basel, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average $80 (€64) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing $43 (€34) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $62 (€50) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Amsterdam to Basel online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Basel
Amsterdam City Centre
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Amsterdam Centraal
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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk
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