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 Jul 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Brussels from Amsterdam

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €328 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Brussels Airlines or SNCB

Travel 107 miles (173 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from Amsterdam to Brussels. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Brussels Airlines 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.

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FAQs

Travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Brussels, Belgium is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Brussels from Amsterdam 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 Brussels, Belgium from Amsterdam?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 6/27/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Amsterdam to Brussels closer to your planned date of departure here.

The restriction level for your return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Amsterdam from Brussels restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Amsterdam from Brussels?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 6/27/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Amsterdam from Brussels closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel from Amsterdam to Brussels 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Amsterdam to Brussels is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around €1 compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A ferry is generally €17 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average €17 from Amsterdam to Brussels.

A ferry is €328 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Amsterdam to Brussels costing on average €328.

A ferry is €51 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Amsterdam to Brussels costing on average €51.

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

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 45 min   on average.

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

Brussels is approximately 107 miles (173 km) away from Amsterdam.

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Brussels is:

  • Around 18 coaches per day.
  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Amsterdam and Brussels as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry 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:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and tend to arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels most often leave from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and arrive in Brussels Airport.
  • Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels most often leave from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

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

  • You can travel from Amsterdam to Brussels by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €17 with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Brussels.
  • You can take a flight from Amsterdam to Brussels with Brussels Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for €328 with Brussels Airlines from Amsterdam to Brussels.
  • You can go to Brussels from Amsterdam by train with SNCB. You'll see cheap train tickets for €51 with SNCB from Amsterdam to Brussels on Omio.

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

  • You can find 16 direct coaches per day to take to Brussels with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Brussels with KLM or KLM Cityhopper with direct flights per day.
  • You can find 12 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 buy tickets for this trip.

Your journey from Amsterdam to Brussels doesn't have to end in Brussels. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London or Bruges. If you’d like to add Paris, London or Bruges to your Amsterdam to Brussels trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Brussels today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average €17 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average €328 one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing €1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average €51 one way.

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

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