You can get from Amsterdam to Brussels by train, bus or flight.
To get from Amsterdam to Brussels on Mar 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Available travel modes||Coach, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||€7 - €54|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • €7 • 12 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Coach • €14 • 2 h 45 min|
|Popular travel companies||SNCB|
Travel 173 km by coach, flight or train to Brussels from Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as €7. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are SNCB among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many bus companies run between Amsterdam and Brussels including Deinbus, Eurolines, Flixbus and Ouibus.
The fastest service is run by Flixbus and takes 2h45m, the longest direct journey takes 5h and is also run by Flixbus.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.
Conditions of entry into Belgium:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 3/8/23. 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 to Brussels from Amsterdam.
Return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.
Requirements for reentering Netherlands:
All travellers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 3/8/23. 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 Amsterdam from Brussels.
There are 3 ways to travel to Brussels from Amsterdam including taking a coach, flight or train.
Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels. Tickets for a flight cost on average €7.
This is compared to other travel options to Brussels:
A flight is €7 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Amsterdam to Brussels costing on average €14.
A flight is generally €47 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average €54 from Amsterdam to Brussels.
The fastest way to get to Brussels from Amsterdam is by coach with an average travel time of 2 h 45 min.
There are alternative travel options to Brussels that can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 12 h 45 min of travel time.
In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 50 min.
The distance between Amsterdam and Brussels is around 173 km.
The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Brussels is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Amsterdam and Brussels 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 for travellers from Amsterdam to Brussels:
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Yes, there are direct services available to Brussels from Amsterdam with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Brussels as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Amsterdam to Brussels.
When planning your trip between Amsterdam and Brussels, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:
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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