How to travel from Basel to Amsterdam

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from Basel to Amsterdam

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

Our recommendation

To get from Basel to Amsterdam on Dec 01 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:45AMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg1h35 08:20AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
0 transfers
11:13PMBasel SBB9h52 09:05AMAmsterdam Centraal
1 transfer
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08:35PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg1h30 10:05PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
0 transfers
08:13AMBasel SBB7h16 03:29PMAmsterdam Centraal
1 transfer
11:13AMBasel SBB7h52 07:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
4 transfers

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Travel Information to Amsterdam from Basel

distanceDistance352 miles (568 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$97 - $175
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $97 (€89) • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $97 (€89) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or NS International | IC

Travel 352 miles (568 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Basel and Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $97 (€89). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, easyJet or NS International | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Basel to Amsterdam.

How to get from Basel to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Basel to Amsterdam, 72,17% 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 Basel to Amsterdam 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 Tips: Travel from Basel to Amsterdam

Travel Tips: Travel to Amsterdam 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 Basel to Amsterdam.

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Netherlands?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

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

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. 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 Basel to Amsterdam.

The current restriction level for returning to Basel, Switzerland from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Basel, Switzerland from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Basel from Amsterdam?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Basel from Amsterdam here.

There are 4 travel options from Basel to Amsterdam: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Amsterdam from Basel is by taking a flight, which costs on average $97 (€89).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Amsterdam:

A flight is generally $78 (€71) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $175 (€160) from Basel to Amsterdam.

A flight is generally $12 (€11) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $109 (€100) from Basel to Amsterdam.

The fastest way from Basel to Amsterdam is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 25 min.

There are alternative travel options to Amsterdam that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by bus can take on average 11 h 15 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 7 h 39 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Basel to Amsterdam is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Buses from Basel to Amsterdam most often leave from Basel, Bahnhof and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Flights from Basel to Amsterdam most often leave from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Trains most often depart from Basel at Basel SBB and arrive in Amsterdam at Amsterdam Centraal.

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

  • You can travel between Basel and Amsterdam by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $175 (€160) with Flixbus from Basel to Amsterdam.
  • You can go to Amsterdam from Basel by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $97 (€89) with easyJet from Basel to Amsterdam on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Basel to Amsterdam with NS International | IC. Cheap tickets can be found for $109 (€100) with NS International | IC from Basel to Amsterdam.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus with 1 direct bus per day.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Basel to Amsterdam don't make Amsterdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Amsterdam are Paris, London or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Amsterdam to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $175 (€160) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $97 (€89) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $109 (€100) one way.

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

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