How to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

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from Amsterdam to Brussels

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

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

12:25PMAmsterdam3h45 04:10PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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08:28AMAmsterdam Centraal2h49 11:17AMBrussels-Midi
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Travel Information to Brussels from Amsterdam

distanceDistance173 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€14 - €198
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €14 • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €198 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM Cityhopper or SNCB

Travel 173 km by coach, ferry, flight or train to Brussels from Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, KLM Cityhopper or SNCB among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Amsterdam to Brussels.

How to Travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

Travelling from the capital of the Netherlands down into the hub of the European Union is a journey that can be easily conquered by road. Despite lying in separate countries, the travel time between these two locations is deceptively short, so much so that direct flights are usually the least popular method of transport - although KLM does offer services on most days. Flixbus, Megabus and Eurolines all offer fast, cheap routes into Brussels from Amsterdam, with Thalys providing rail services.

Amsterdam to Brussels Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

£9.43

2:45 h

1 Day Before

flight

£24.86

1:51 h

1 Month Before

flight

£50.60

0:50 h

2 Months Before



Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels

Amsterdam and Brussels are well connected to one another and the journey can be done by train, bus or plane. The most popular route is by train as it often the easiest and more efficient but other options such as bus and plane are also available.


The Amsterdam to Brussels train

Which train companies run service from Amsterdam to Brussels?

When getting the Amsterdam to Brussels train are there plenty of train companies to choose from. High-speed train companies such as Thalys and Eurostar runs services between Amsterdam and Brussels as does NS International.

How long is the train journey from Amsterdam to Brussels?

The fastest time to get from Amsterdam to Brussels by train is 1h50m but it can take up to 2h53m if the journey requires a change.

How many trains are there from Amsterdam to Brussels day?

26 trains leave Amsterdam for Brussels every day. The first train leaves at 07:22 and the last train leaves Amsterdam at 21:22 and arrives in Brussels at 00:15 the next day.

What are the departure and arrival station for trains from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Departure Information: All trains from Amsterdam to Brussels trains leave from Amsterdam Centraal. Located in the centre of Amsterdam, it is easily accessible as lots of bus and tram routes finish at Amsterdam Centraal.

Arrival Information: All trains from Amsterdam to Brussels arrive into Brussels Midi, a busy train station located in the south of the city. It is well connected to the rest of the city as it is both the De Ljin bus network and the STIB, which is Brussels own Tram and Metro lines.

The Amsterdam to Brussels bus

Which bus companies run service from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Many bus companies run between Amsterdam and Brussels including Deinbus, Eurolines, Flixbus and Ouibus.

How long is the bus journey from Amsterdam to Brussels?

The fastest service is run by Flixbus and takes 2h45m, the longest direct journey takes 5h and is also run by Flixbus.

How many buses are there from Amsterdam to Brussels day?

There are around 44 buses from Amsterdam to Brussels every day. The first Amsterdam to Brussels bus leaves at 07:00 with the last leaving Amsterdam at 22:00 and arriving at 02:55 in the morning the next day.

What are the departure and arrival station for buses from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Departure Information: Most buses leave from Amsterdam Sloterdijk, which is located to the west of Amsterdam Centraal. It is on Metro line 50 as well as on certain bus and tram lines.

Arrival Information: Most buses arrive in Brussels Gare du Nord located in the Schaerbeek area. It is on tram lines 3 and 4 so it easy to access the rest of the city. Some buses to terminate at other locations throughout the city so it is best to double check before you travel.

The Amsterdam to Brussels plane

Getting the plane from Amsterdam to Brussels is possible but is not a popular option. This is because it flying can take longer than the train due to security check- ins and transfer times. If flying direct the flight can take 50m. Planes leave from Amersterdam Schipol airport and land into Brussels Airport, which is around a 30 minute train journey to the centre of Brussels.

What is the best way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

The cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels is on the bus. All buses from Amsterdam into the Belgian capital are direct, with travellers able to choose from a variety of providers. Eurolines often offer the quickest route into Brussels, with travel time on their afternoon and evening service taking as little as two-and-a-half hours. Flixbus and Megabus provide fast routes that rarely exceed three hours of travel time, leaving at various points throughout the morning, afternoon and evening. The final service of the day usually leaves at 11:00 p.m. and is run by Megabus.

Fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

When you account for check-in and waiting times for flights, the train is the quickest option for travel from Amsterdam to Brussels. Both Thalys and International offer direct rail routes into the Belgian capital at several points throughout the day. Total travel time rarely exceeds two hours, although services can stop as early as 5:17 p.m. on some days.

Most popular way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

The most popular way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is on the train. The relatively short distance between the two capitals means that flying is actually the least popular choice.

Travel Tips: Travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

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FAQs

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Brussels, Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Brussels if travelling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Amsterdam to Brussels.

The current restriction level for returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Amsterdam, Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travellers 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 11/17/22. 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 Amsterdam from Brussels here.

There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Brussels: coach, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Amsterdam to Brussels is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €14 compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A coach is generally €184 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average €198 from Amsterdam to Brussels.

A coach is about €37 less than a train, which costs on average €51 for this route.

The fastest way from Amsterdam to Brussels is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

Other travel options between Amsterdam and Brussels can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 25 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 53 min   of travel time.

The distance between Amsterdam and Brussels is around 173 km.

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Brussels is:

  • 17 coaches a day.
  • 11 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Most travellers take a flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Brussels Airport.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels depart from Amsterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Brussels. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Amsterdam to Brussels tickets on Omio for €14.
  • Travel with KLM Cityhopper to go to Brussels by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find KLM Cityhopper Amsterdam to Brussels tickets on Omio for €198.
  • SNCB can get you to Brussels by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCB from Amsterdam to Brussels for €51 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Brussels with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 14 direct coaches per day to take to Brussels with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Lasta.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Brussels with KLM or KLM Cityhopper.
  • You can find 11 direct trains per day to take to Brussels with Thalys or NS International.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Brussels tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

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

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average €14 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average €198 one way.
  • Train tickets cost €51 one way on average.

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

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