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from Basel to Amsterdam

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

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To get from Basel to Amsterdam on Jan 24 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:20PMBasel SBB9h15 09:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
2 changes
$481One-way
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12:20PMBasel SBB9h15 09:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
2 changes
$481One-way
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05:07PMBasel SBB7h44 12:51AMAmsterdam Centraal
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$601One-way
12:20PMBasel SBB8h45 09:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
3 changes
$601One-way
02:27PMBasel SBB9h08 11:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
2 changes
$481One-way

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Mon
Jan 24
$48Deutsche Bahn
$54Flixbus
$154HOP!
Tue
Jan 25
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$268Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Jan 26
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$264Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jan 27
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$214HOP!
Fri
Jan 28
$46Deutsche Bahn
$82Flixbus
$55easyJet
Sat
Jan 29
$46Deutsche Bahn
$59Flixbus
$154HOP!
Sun
Jan 30
$46Deutsche Bahn
$48Flixbus
$51easyJet
Mon
Jan 31
$46Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
$153HOP!
Tue
Feb 1
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$181HOP!
Wed
Feb 2
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$177Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Feb 3
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$44easyJet
Fri
Feb 4
$46Deutsche Bahn
$48Flixbus
$61easyJet
Sat
Feb 5
$46Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
$178Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Feb 6
$46Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
$86easyJet
Mon
Feb 7
$46Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
$45easyJet
Tue
Feb 8
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$154HOP!
Wed
Feb 9
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$47easyJet
Thu
Feb 10
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$44easyJet
Fri
Feb 11
$46Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$50easyJet
Sat
Feb 12
$46Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
$52easyJet

Travel Information between Basel and Amsterdam

distanceDistance352 miles (568 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$41 - $116
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $41 (€34) • 11 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $116 (€96) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 352 miles (568 km) from Basel to Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $41 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Basel to Amsterdam.

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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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FAQs

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

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

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • 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

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: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 1/20/22. 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 to Amsterdam from Basel.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Basel, Switzerland from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The restriction level for your return to Basel, Switzerland from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Basel from Amsterdam restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland 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 Switzerland was last checked on 1/20/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Basel from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Amsterdam from Basel?

There are 3 ways to travel to Amsterdam from Basel including taking a bus, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Basel to Amsterdam is by taking a bus with an average price of $41 (€34).

This is compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

Taking a bus is usually $75 (€62) less than taking a flight to Amsterdam, which costs on average $116 (€96) for the same trip.

A bus is $5 (€4) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Basel to Amsterdam costing on average $46 (€38).

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

The fastest way to get to Amsterdam from Basel is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Amsterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 11 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 19 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Basel to Amsterdam?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Basel to Amsterdam?

The average frequency per day from Basel to Amsterdam is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

When traveling to Amsterdam from Basel, where do I depart from Basel and where do I arrive in Amsterdam?

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

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

Which travel operators can get me to Amsterdam from Basel?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Basel to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $41 (€34).
  • KLM can get you to Amsterdam by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with KLM from Basel to Amsterdam for $116 (€96) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Amsterdam by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Basel to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $46 (€38).

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Basel to Amsterdam?

Omio customers who travel from Basel to Amsterdam often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, London or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Amsterdam and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I purchase Basel to Amsterdam tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $41 (€34) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $116 (€96) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $46 (€38) one way for this trip.

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