How to get from Basel to Amsterdam

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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 17 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:50EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg1h30 22:20Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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20:09Basel SBB11h56 08:05Amsterdam Centraal
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09:15EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg1h35 10:50Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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14:27Basel SBB8h54 23:21Amsterdam Centraal
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11:06Basel SBB7h19 18:25Amsterdam Centraal
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Travel Information between Basel and Amsterdam

distanceDistance352 miles (568 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£30 - £89
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £30 • 11 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £89 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 352 miles (568 km) by coach, flight or train to Amsterdam from Basel. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £30. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Basel to Amsterdam.

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

Can travellers from Switzerland enter Netherlands?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully 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:

  • 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: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 16/05/2022. 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 trip from Basel to Amsterdam.

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Netherlands?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Basel, Switzerland was last verified on 09/05/2022. 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 Basel from Amsterdam.

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Basel to Amsterdam. You can take a coach, flight or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Basel to Amsterdam, which costs on average £30.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Amsterdam:

A coach journey is usually £59 less than a journey to Amsterdam by plane, which costs on average £89 for the same trip.

A coach is £3 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Basel to Amsterdam costing on average £33.

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

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

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

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 52 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 352 miles (568 km) 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 journey from Basel to Amsterdam as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Basel, Bahnhof to Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Most travellers board their plane from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Basel SBB and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

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

  • You can travel to Amsterdam from Basel by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £30 with Flixbus from Basel to Amsterdam.
  • You can go to Amsterdam from Basel by plane with KLM. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £89 with KLM from Basel to Amsterdam on Omio.
  • You can go to Amsterdam from Basel by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for £33 with Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Amsterdam on Omio.

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

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus.
  • You can take a direct flight with KLM Cityhopper with direct flights per day.
  • 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 Amsterdam as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Amsterdam from Basel.

Many of our customers travelling from Basel to Amsterdam don't make Amsterdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, London or Brussels, either of which you could add to your Basel and Amsterdam 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 between Basel and Amsterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £30 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £89 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £33 one way.

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

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