How to travel from Rotterdam to Basel

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from Rotterdam to Basel

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

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To get from Rotterdam to Basel on Jun 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:39PMRotterdam Centraal8h08 08:47PMBasel SBB
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1001One-way
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09:05PMRotterdam Centraal11h42 08:47AMBasel SBB
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801One-way
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02:39PMRotterdam Centraal8h16 10:55PMBasel SBB
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1001One-way
08:35PMRotterdam Centraal9h45 06:20AMBasel SBB
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1001One-way
09:05PMRotterdam Centraal12h42 09:47AMBasel SBB
5 transfers
801One-way

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Travel Information from Rotterdam to Basel

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $56 (€50) • 7 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 330 miles (533 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Basel from Rotterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Rotterdam to Basel.

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FAQs

Travel from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Basel from Rotterdam restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Basel, Switzerland from Rotterdam?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 6/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Basel from Rotterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Switzerland is: Fully open.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 6/20/22. 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 Rotterdam from Basel here.

You can travel between Rotterdam and Basel 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Basel from Rotterdam is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Basel:

A ferry is generally $56 (€50) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $56 (€50) from Rotterdam to Basel.

Taking a ferry is usually $4 (€4) less than taking a flight to Basel, which costs on average $4 (€4) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is about $56 (€50) less than taking a train, which costs on average $56 (€50) for this route.

The quickest way to travel from Rotterdam to Basel is by train, which takes on average 7 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Basel by bus can take on average 11 h 45 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Basel by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from Rotterdam to Basel is approximately 330 miles (533 km).

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Basel is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Basel:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) to Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Rotterdam to Basel depart from Rotterdam The Hague Airport to EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Most travelers board their train from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Basel SBB.

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

  • You can take a bus from Rotterdam to Basel with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $56 (€50) with Flixbus from Rotterdam to Basel.
  • You can travel between Rotterdam and Basel by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $56 (€50) with Deutsche Bahn from Rotterdam to Basel.

Yes, there are direct routes from Rotterdam to Basel with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You can travel directly by train with.

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

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

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $56 (€50) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $4 (€4) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $56 (€50) one way.

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

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