How to travel from Amsterdam to Basel

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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 Aug 12 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:24AMAmsterdam Centraal10h05 08:29PMBasel SBB
6 transfers
09:10PMAmsterdam Centraal12h37 09:47AMBasel SBB
6 transfers
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04:19AMAmsterdam Centraal8h36 12:55PMBasel SBB
5 transfers
01:05PMAmsterdam Centraal7h50 08:55PMBasel SBB
5 transfers
09:00PMAmsterdam Centraal11h47 08:47AMBasel SBB
5 transfers

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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Basel

distanceDistance352 miles (568 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$63 - $108
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $63 (€58) • 11 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $106 (€98) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 352 miles (568 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Amsterdam and Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $63 (€58). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, easyJet or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight 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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Travel 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.

Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Basel, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Netherlands enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Basel from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Basel, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 8/3/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Amsterdam to Basel.

Return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Switzerland?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Netherlands from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 7/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Amsterdam from Basel.

There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Basel: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Basel is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $63 (€58) compared to other travel options to Basel:

Taking a bus is about $43 (€40) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $106 (€98) for this journey.

A bus is $45 (€42) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Amsterdam to Basel costing on average $108 (€100).

The fastest way to get to Basel from Amsterdam is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Basel can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 11 h 5 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 8 h 1 min.

Basel is approximately 352 miles (568 km) away from Amsterdam.

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Basel is:

  • 3 buses a day.
  • 1 train a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Amsterdam to Basel depart from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) to Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Amsterdam to Basel depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Most travelers board their train from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Basel SBB.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Basel:

  • You can take a bus from Amsterdam to Basel with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $63 (€58) with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Basel.
  • You can go to Basel from Amsterdam by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $106 (€98) with easyJet from Amsterdam to Basel on Omio.
  • You can travel from Amsterdam to Basel by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $108 (€100) with Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Basel.

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

  • You can find around 2 direct buses per day and travel with Flixbus.
  • You can find around 1 direct train per day and travel with Deutsche Bahn.

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.

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!

Before traveling from Amsterdam to Basel, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $63 (€58) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $106 (€98) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $108 (€100) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Basel tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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