Looking to travel from Amsterdam to Basel by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 9 hours 13 minutes to travel from Amsterdam to Basel by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 7 hours 11 minutes though. You'll usually find 22 trains per day running along the 568 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Basel. You'll be traveling with ICE, DB or ÖBB on your way to Basel, as these are the main rail operators on this route.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Amsterdam to Basel start from $43.28 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Basel by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.
It takes an average of 9h 13m to travel from Amsterdam to Basel by train, over a distance of around 353 miles (568 km). There are normally 22 trains per day traveling from Amsterdam to Basel and tickets for this journey start from $43.28 when you book in advance.
568 miles (353 km)
22 trains per day
Direct trains available
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The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.
The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.
ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam to Basel by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Basel is 9 hours and 13 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Basel is 7 hours and 11 minutes.
Train tickets from Amsterdam to Basel can start from as little as $43.28 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam to Basel without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Amsterdam to Basel each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Amsterdam to Basel leaves at 00:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam to Basel leaves at 22:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Basel cover a distance of around 353 miles (568 km) during the journey.